Bills made a run at Rob Gronkowski

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Rob Gronkowski wanted to dip his toe into free agency. The Bills wanted to slam his toe, his foot, and the rest of his body through a folding table.

Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that the Bills made a run at signing Gronk, extending a “similar offer” to the veteran tight end as the one-year, $10 million deal he signed to stay in Tampa Bay.

The Buffalo interest may have helped squeeze some more money out of the Bucs. As explained on Tuesday’s PFT Live, eight figures seems high for a guy who doesn’t move like he used to, and who spends plenty of time blocking.

Though he had a huge game in the Super Bowl and remains a key presence given among other things his size, $10 million is a hefty price tag.

In Buffalo, Gronkowski would have provided an intriguing addition to the receiving corps. At tight end, the Bills still have Dawson Knox. Tyler Kroft is currently a free agent.

If Gronk had gone to Buffalo, he still would have returned to Tampa; the Bills are due to play there in 2021.

22 responses to “Bills made a run at Rob Gronkowski

  1. Don’t really think he was interested in going anywhere else. He just said that to drive up the price that Tampa would pay him

  2. bucs might as well blow out the cap to shoot for one more while the GOAT is still able to qb. Gronk probably worth it as locker room presence, blocker, and oops factor – forget him as a receiver at your peril.

  3. Born and raised in Buffalo and went to Highschool with Gronk, he had to stand to the side and watch gym class because he was already such a freak that he would accidentally hurt the non-Gronkified species.

  4. GRONK is a game changer. yes he is not in his prime any longer but he is still a freak and can still take a game over…and typically he is at his best when the chips are down (like most Patriots)!

  5. Gronk grew up in Buffalo and I remember him saying he was disappointed that the Bills didn’t want him when he came to the NFL. I imagine he felt a lot better just getting an offer from the Bills all these years later, even though I don’t think he had any intention of leaving the Bucs. He’s said before he only wants to play with Brady and he loves being easy driving distance to his mother, who has lived in Florida for quite awhile now.

  6. Decision time: Buffalo at 10 below and state tax of $882,000 on his $10MM. Or, Tampa, 75 degrees and $0 state tax. That beats Buffalo, which is a great football town.

  7. Sign Rudolph, he’s used to snow and cold, and its not like the weather conditions will slow him down since he can be timed with a sundial.

  8. Don’t they need a RB? They have zero run game, Allen led them in rushing through the playoffs not like he is Lamar Jackson.

  9. I was sure the Bucs overpaid for Gronk when there wasn’t any competition for him. Welp, I was wrong.

  10. Huge mistake by the Patriots trading this guy last year. Now they’re spending almost a hundred million trying to replace him!

  11. touchback6 says:
    March 16, 2021 at 7:59 pm
    Huge mistake by the Patriots trading this guy last year. Now they’re spending almost a hundred million trying to replace him! Laughable he was retired they got a nice draft choice for a player that was never going to play for them again.

  12. touchback6 says:
    March 16, 2021 at 7:59 pm
    Huge mistake by the Patriots trading this guy last year. Now they’re spending almost a hundred million trying to replace him!

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    They traded a retired player with no interest in playing for them and got something in return. A true blood from a rock situation. It was a fantastic move that Gronk and Brady made possible for them. (It was those two that came up with the idea, all the teams did was agree to it.)

  13. touchback6 says:
    March 16, 2021 at 7:59 pm
    Huge mistake by the Patriots trading this guy last year. Now they’re spending almost a hundred million trying to replace him! Laughable he was retired they got a nice draft choice for a player that was never going to play for them again.

    If you call a fourth rounder “nice” for a guy who caught two tuddys in the super bowl. Gonna enjoy the backup safety picked there.

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