Rob Gronkowski would love to play with Joe Burrow, if not Tom Brady

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Rob Gronkowski has played for two teams and with one primary quarterback. Gronkowski played nine seasons with Tom Brady with the Patriots and sat out 2019 before joining Brady for two seasons in Tampa.

Brady has announced he’s retiring (for now).

It was assumed that Gronkowski also would call it quits, in which case the two long-time teammates would be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2027.

But the Bucs are not ruling out a return by Gronkowski, and Gronkowski hasn’t announced his plans.

He becomes a free agent in March.

During a promotional appearance for Autograph NFTs on Tuesday, Gronkowski was asked who he would want as his quarterback if not Brady.

“I kinda like this young buck quarterback. He’s in the Super Bowl now: It’s Joe Burrow, man,” Gronkowski said, via Chris Mason of “I watched him in college. I just love the way he presents himself out on the football field. In the pocket, he’s just so calm, and he just slings it out on the field.

“I just love his swag, too. If I had to pick a quarterback it’d be the young buck Joe Burrow. He’s killing it right now in the game.”

Gronkowski, 32, caught 55 passes for 802 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games this season.

18 responses to “Rob Gronkowski would love to play with Joe Burrow, if not Tom Brady

  1. Suddenly a lot of guys are gonna want to play in Cincy.
    Lesson to NFL teams: Get you a Burrow!

  2. I hope no one loses how incredible Gronk is amongst all the Brady talk. He’s almost 33, formerly retired, beaten up, a shell of himself physically, but if he had played all 17 games would have been on pace for 1136 yards as a TE. Part of that is his connection with Brady but what a monster this guy is. AND he can block great.

  3. If the Bengals could get him on an incentive laden salary, why would you not want him on your team. He can add some needed veteran depth on the roster. They would be wise to see if this is not just wordplay.

  4. How about a return to your native Buffalo for a couple SB runs with that other young buck Josh Allen?

  5. patswinners says:
    February 8, 2022 at 10:18 pm
    And why not Jones?

    Gronk doesn’t want to play for Belichick.

    Patriots need to move on anyway. Out with the old and in with the new. 🙂

  6. If Tampa actually lands Aaron Rodgers, Gronk won’t be going anywhere.

    Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have the skills to use slow TE, he needs tall, fast and agile WR.

  7. Gronk wanting to play for Joe Borrow will set Tom off on another SB Quest = with or without him.

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