Remember when George Kittle tweeted at Antonio Brown and started that whole mess? That was fun, wasn’t it? Well it’s always funny, until someone from the team you’re covering does something similar.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement via instagram and the result was an outcry from fans and the league, celebrating what is a decorated career. It goes without saying Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his own Instagram post on the subject and then someone stopped by: For those who can’t read the text, that highlight is from San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and it reads: “I play TE, FWM”
This is probably nothing other than Goodwin showing up and paying respects. He was signed to an extension in the 2018 offseason and there hasn’t been a rumor, peep, or thread of info suggesting he won’t be with the team in 2019 or is unhappy in Santa Clara. The responses would say something else, because Patriots fans loved the idea of him coming to New England and 49ers fans were in shock or rage at what he said.
Finding this single quote took the better half of two hours (try finding stuff buried in Instagram…it’s a pain) and I looked to see if there was anything else dropped, but was unable due to my computer running out of memory.
Goodwin was a monster in 2017 with the 49ers, which was what got him the aforementioned extension. 2018 was another story as he fought injuries and also the pain of his wife’s second miscarriage, a personal detail the 49ers kept under wraps—and Goodwin off the field—while Goodwin and his wife grieved over the traumatic event.
What do you make of this statement? Is there something more or is there nothing to see here?