Rob Gronkowski “will be back playing football” in 2021

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Immediately after winning his fourth Super Bowl ring, Rob Gronkowski said he didn’t see why he wouldn’t be back. He was more definitive this week.

The star tight end told TMZ Sports he for sure is returning to the Bucs in 2021.

I’m back, man!” Gronkowski, 31, said. “I will be back playing football, man. I love the game of football. I loved playing last year. I had a great time.”

Gronkowski is scheduled to become a free agent next week, but it’s a safe bet he’s not going anywhere.

Gronkowski made 45 catches for 623 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season after coming out of retirement before the 2020 season. He ended his 10th NFL season with six receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns in the Super Bowl.

Gronkowski told TMZ Sports he took three weeks off after the Super Bowl before getting back to work for the 2021 season.

“Let me tell you, I was a little bit sore first day of training but it bounced back like that,” Gronkowski said. “I’m feeling good.”

8 responses to “Rob Gronkowski “will be back playing football” in 2021

  1. He looked like he was having fun in the Super Bowl impacting the game on a far higher level than Kelce.

    To be the king, you have to beat the king.

  2. Tampa can cut Howard or Brate. Brate is 6.5 Howard is 6 million. No dead cap just off the books. I am sure Gronk would happily take 6 million. Probably comes down to who Brady wants. We all know that answer.

  3. My three all-time favorite players are Gronk, Brian Dawkins and Walter Payton. This dude is just immensely fun to watch and it will be crazy to see what he and Brady can do next year.

  4. Welcome back Gronk. Perhaps your coach has finally figured out that your value is not just being a great blocker.

  5. Getting Gronk back is good, however I think the Bucs should have tagged Shaq Barrett and then work with Godwin on a contract.

  6. I bet it was a Gronktastic three weeks off. This guy is still a big kid. But for a big kid, he sure knows how to handle his money. He can afford to play only if he wants to, and he can afford to tell other teams he only wants to play where Tom Brady is playing.

  7. I thought O.J. Howard didn’t want to play for the Bucs early in the season, when the Bucs got Gronk. I don’t know what O.J.’s attitude is now, but due his past complaining and injury history, I think he will be traded. Brate seems positive always but doesn’t have the great skills as O.J.

  8. Gronk is a beast. Bucs used him just right last year. He loves to block. Keep his knees safe and not to many of those seam routes until the games matter most. Then, release the beast.

    As a Pats fan, held my breath every time he caught one up the middle and safeties and LBs targeted lower back or knees. Will never forget Browns game. Poor guy you could hear him screaming on the audio.

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