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Teammates and more react to Rob Gronkowski's retirement 

There's no better way to go out than as a champion, and Rob Gronkowski did exactly that. Gronk announced his retirement with a touching post on Instagram.

Throughout his NFL career, Gronk earned the respect of his teammates, players, coaches, media members and fans, and many took to social media to share their well wishes. From Tom Brady and Devin McCourty to Brandin Cooks and Le'Veon Bell, the outpouring of support and gratitude for Gronk is exactly the exit he deserves.

The three-time Super Bowl champion garnered respect around the league, and you can check out the messages to Gronk below.

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Toast up !! 🐐#salute

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One of the greatest ever... @gronk 👏

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