Rob Gronkowski plans to play another season with the Buccaneers

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Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has said he wants to wait before making any future career decisions, but he sounds like a man who wants to stay where he is in 2021.

Asked on NFL Network if he is going to come back for another year with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, Gronkowski answered, “Yeah, you got to.”

Gronkowski becomes an unrestricted free agent in March, but he doesn’t sound like he feels the need to shop himself to the highest bidder. He sounds like he wants to play for the Buccaneers, and with Brady, as he has for every year of his career.

“I feel like this team was built to win right now. It was put together this year to win right now,” Gronkowski said. “I could definitely see this team having a lot of talent come back and having another successful run next year, as well, with me.”

Win or lose, it doesn’t sound like today will be Gronkowski’s last game.

19 responses to “Rob Gronkowski plans to play another season with the Buccaneers

  1. He will retire when TB12 does. They’re joined at the hip. What’s interesting is that Gronk chose Brady over Belichick so he knew something before everybody else did about who was really running the show in New England.

  2. Bill is the best coach in the history of the league show some respect and knowledge of the game.

  3. supercharger says:
    January 17, 2021 at 1:27 pm
    He will retire when TB12 does. They’re joined at the hip. What’s interesting is that Gronk chose Brady over Belichick so he knew something before everybody else did about who was really running the show in New England. Laughable they both wanted to be somewhere where it’s all about them that wasnt gonna happen with the Pat’s the team is bigger then any one individual .

  4. He is getting $10 mil, and Tampa has a few other free agents. Godwin, Antonio Brown, Shaq Barret, Lavonte David, Suh.
    A few tough decisions in a reduced cap year.

  5. supercharger says:

    January 17, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    He will retire when TB12 does. They’re joined at the hip. What’s interesting is that Gronk chose Brady over Belichick so he knew something before everybody else did about who was really running the show in New England.
    ——
    Except he didnt choose Brady over Belichick he chose Brady over Hoyer/Stidham/Newton which everyone in their right mind would do.

  6. mnpackfan says:
    January 17, 2021 at 1:39 pm
    Bill is the best coach in the history of the league show some respect and knowledge of the game.
    ————————————————————————————————-
    Best HC with Brady, or without? No SB trips as the HC in Cleveland. His last 7 drafts have been bad. Few offensive weapons. His QB in waiting was Stidham. Adam Gase would’ve been the best coach in the history of the league if he had Brady.

  7. He wants to come back because he knows this team is not beating the Packers next weekend.

  8. He wound up being better in Tampa than I expected him to. His blocking is still among the best in the league and he is gaining confidence back. With Belichick and the Pats he seemed down and always hurt. In Tampa he’s been a workhorse and old reliable.

  9. With no income tax in Florida, maybe Brady can play for cheaper than his worth, same with Gronk.

  10. Some fans love to dismiss Belichick’s accomplishments, which are without equal. There is, of course, trolls- whose shining moment is trying to upset somebody. But others have had major disappointments watching the NFL, and can’t get over it. I don’t think posting dismissive comments about a coach that the other 31 coaches annually rank the best enhances your credibility.

  11. Bill is the best coach in the history of the league show some respect and knowledge of the game.


    He is but he n any sport it doesn’t matter how great the coach is you still need the players.
    Bill the GM makes it hard for Bill the coach.

  12. Sunday Swami says:
    January 17, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Except he didnt choose Brady over Belichick he chose Brady over Hoyer/Stidham/Newton which everyone in their right mind would do.
    ~~~
    Actually, he didn’t shop the free agent market at all. He wasn’t going to come out of retirement for any other team than the Bucs because he’s said for most of his career that he’ll never play for another quarterback. Hence why the Pats got nothing but a 4th round pick out of the trade because they had 0 leverage with him.

  13. “He wants to come back because he knows this team is not beating the Packers next weekend.”
    First they have to beat the Saints, not a sure thing. Just like Manning in Denver, it may take a couple of years for the Brady way to catch on in Tampa. Also Tampa’s defense can get better.

  14. If Brady opts out of his Tampa contract to go play for the 49ers, will Gronk go with him? Will San Fran want both and what about Antonio Brown? Is this a “Three Amigos” deal?

  15. Sunday Swami says:
    January 17, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Except he didnt choose Brady over Belichick he chose Brady over Hoyer/Stidham/Newton which everyone in their right mind would do.
    ——————————————–
    I guess you missed the fact that Gronk was retired last year and didn’t talk about unretiring until Brady signed with Tampa. He wasn’t going back to New England period, unless Tom Brady went somewhere else Gronk would have stayed retired.

  16. Gronk is just waiting until Edelman shows up next year and they go on another run with Tommy. Lifelong Pats fan, but Belichick is without a QB, any receivers, Tight Ends and shortly an OC. Losing McDaniels isn’t the end of the world because he too is human (without TB12 making his pedestrian play calling look magical), but the bigger loss to the Pats is Nick Caserio going to Houston.

    It is going to be a few years before BB can get the team in competition shape again and he doesn’t have time on his side. In the meantime, Go Bucs!

  17. @switchwitch59 and I guess you missed the fact I was responding to another’s post which I clearly copied in my response. Reading comprehension and context is key.

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