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After confirming rumors that he threatened to retire if traded to the Detroit Lions, Rob Gronkowski solidified his loyalty to quarterback, Tom Brady.

“Brady’s my quarterback. I’m not going anywhere without Brady,” Gronkowski said to reporters after Sunday night’s game with the Lions.

And it turns out, the feeling is very mutual.

On the Brady’s weekly WEEI interview with “Kirk and Callahan,” he spoke highly of the tight end and the respect they have for one another.

“Well, I think that speaks to our relationship and I feel as strongly about him as he does about me," he said. "I love the guy. He has had a big impact on my career personally, professionally. Like I said, I am very lucky to play with him and we’re going to keep fighting. We are going to keep going after it week in and week out. We’re going to figure out a way to get this thing turned around.”

"I think so highly of him as a player, as a person, as a friend, as a teammate and I am lucky to play with such a great player and someone who I just love being out there with. [He is] such a great competitor with what he’s fought through over the course of his career. Nothing short of a miracle in a lot of ways. … I love playing with Gronk.”

The Patriots quarterback also talked about Jimmy Garoppolo’s torn ACL and how he sympathizes with his former backup.

“I feel terrible for him,” Brady said. It’s a tough injury. I feel bad for Jimmy, and it’s football. Things happen like that. I’ve been through an ACL. It just sucks. You hate to see people go down, and (Jimmy) is someone I really like and have been friends with since the day he got here. It just sucks to have to go through that.”

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Megan Carnahan 9/25/2018 08:30:00 AM Edit
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