The NFL star stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on April 6 and touched on Brady’s un-retirement.
While many people were SHOCKED to the core when the star quarterback announced his official retirement in February, many were just as shocked when he announced he’d be coming out of retirement one month later.
Brady was retired for 40 days…
However, for Gronk, Brady’s announcement wasn’t so shocking.
Kimmel asked the four-time Super Bowl winner if Brady called him when he announced he’d be un-retiring.
“He shot me a quick text and I was like, ‘Oh, it’s the day before the free agency period where everyone starts signing everywhere.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh there he goes again with his tricks,’” Gronk explained. “So the day before Free Agency hits he’s un-retiring and everyone stays in Tampa.”
He continued to say, “No, I was not surprised at all. I was actually surprised how quick it was, because I possibly thought he was going to take a year off or something like that, and then maybe come back after that.”
Gronk believes his friend will be playing in the NFL until at least 50-years-old.
“I see his work ethic day-in and day-out, and it’s second to none,” Brady’s friend admitted.
Gronk is no stranger to coming out of retirement. He retired in March 2019, but a year later announced he was coming out of retirement to join Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Gronk Retired & Un-Retired In 2019/2020
Gronk has spent his 12-year career in the NFL playing alongside Brady.
The tight-end hinted at returning to the Buccs after Brady’s announcement while visiting a barbershop which was caught on camera by Twitter user Allan Villa.
The video was taken back in March.
Gronk Hints At Making A Comeback To The Buccs
“It’s a very good chance [I’m coming back]. I’ll let [Brady] have a little scare. Give him a couple of months without me and then, you know,” he could be heard saying. “He just did it to me for a couple of months. So I’m gonna do it to him now.”
— alan villa (@amvilla29) March 16, 2022
Payback is a b***h!
Upon coming out of retirement, Brady wrote on Instagram, “These past two months I have realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. Without them, none of this is possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. We have unfinished business. LFG.”
Many incredulous fans piled on the post, which now has 2.7 million likes.
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The 2022-2023 NFL season will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 8.
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