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Top 5 greatest NFL duos that aren’t Tom Brady, Gronk

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Sep 20, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) talk on the sidelines against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 43-18. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski’s decision to retire means the end of his all-time great duo with Tom Brady. What other quarterback-receiver pairings compare?

While Tom Brady will play at least one more season with the Buccaneers, Rob Gronkowski has decided to step away from the game again.

Gronkowski is retiring for the second time at the age of 33. Assuming he follows through and stays retired this time, his retirement is the end of an era for the Brady and Gronk duo.

Does Brady and Gronk’s partnership live up to some of the other great NFL duos?

Top 5 greatest NFL duos that aren’t Tom Brady, Gronk

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown

There’s an argument to be made for Brady and Randy Moss fitting into this Top 5 but they were just beat out by the Steelers’ powerhouse pair of Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown.

It ended in drama and strife, but the partnership between Big Ben and AB was otherworldly for eight solid seasons before it all broke down.

Nothing proves it better than this: Brown had two of the Top 10 receiving seasons in NFL history while catching passes from Roethlisberger. His 2015 receiving total of 1,834 yards ranks fifth all-time and his 2014 campaign with 1,698 yards is 10th. He had six years with more than 1,200 yards to his name.

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