Gronk is back.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who is as of now resigned from the New England Patriots, has consented to come back to the NFL as an individual from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a feature of an exchange, as indicated by the Buccaneers and Gronkowski’s specialist. He will by and by play with quarterback Tom Brady, who as of late marked with Tampa Bay.
“Rob Gronkowski is one of the best tight ends in NFL history and he plays the game with the type of passion and desire that sets him apart,” Buccaneers head supervisor Jason Licht said.”Rob has played his entire career alongside Tom Brady and their accomplishments speak for themselves.”
The Buccaneers sent a fourth-round determination (No.139 by and large) in the 2020 NFL Draft in return for Gronkowski and a 2020 seventh-round pick (No. 241 generally speaking).
“Pending the physical, Rob has agreed to play for Tampa this season,”operator Drew Rosenhaus told. “He will honor his current contract at this time.” Gronkowski has one year left on his present agreement, which is worth $10 million.
New England has not reacted to news request.
The exchange would rejoin Gronkowski with Brady, who marked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free operator on March 20 after 20 seasons with New England. Gronkowski played nine seasons for the Patriots close by Brady.
The pair were partners on three Super Bowl champion groups in the 2014, 2016, and 2018 seasons, however Gronkowski missed the 2016 Super Bowl because of injury.
Talking on ESPN’s SportsCenter Tuesday night, Rosenhaus said the conversations started not long after Brady went to Tampa. Gronkowski and the operator concurred it would be an engaging circumstance.
“He loves new England. He loves the Patriots organization, Coach (Bill) Belichick, the Krafts, his teammates that are still there. He had an amazing run in New England. It was just time for him to continue his career with Tom Brady in Florida with Tampa,” said Rosenhaus. “It was something cool and exciting and challenging for him. He’s well rested and looking forward to playing with Tom again.”
Gronkowski last played during the 2018 NFL season, where he got done with 682 getting yards and three touchdowns across 13 customary season games.
His last game as an individual from the Patriots was in Super Bowl LIII where the New England Patriots vanquished the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.
Brady and Gronkowski “developed the type of chemistry on and off the field that is crucial to success,” said Licht, the Tampa Bay general manager. “Rob combines elite-level skills as both a receiver and blocker but what really makes him special is the fact that he’s a proven winner who brings that championship mindset and work ethic.”