Gronkowski is coming off a one-year, $10 million contract he signed to remain with Tampa Bay following the club's Super Bowl LV title.
Gronkowski noted that he is still mulling his options, but if he does decide to play in his 12th season in the NFL in 2022, he confirmed it will be with the Bucs.
It would be pretty surprising to see Gronkowski come back and not play for the Bucs. His hometown team, the Buffalo Bills, reportedly had interest in Gronk earlier in the offseason, but that was before Brady decided to end his retirement.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Bucs are re-signing running back Leonard Fournette to a three-year, $21 million deal that can be worth up to $24 million with incentives, per sources informed of the situation. The deal comes a day after Fournette visited the New England Patriots.
Rams? Gronkowski, 32, has already retired once. He called it quits after the 2018 NFL season, his ninth with the Patriots, and spent 2019 out of football. However, Tom Brady lured him back to the NFL and convinced him to play for the Bucs, where he has spent each of the last two seasons.
Gronkowski already retired from the NFL once before, in March 2019, but ultimately returned in April 2020 to join former New England Patriots teammate Brady on the Buccaneers.
In a brief interview with TMZ Sports, TE Rob Gronkowski says he is not ready to commit to playing football in 2022.
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are two of the most legendary players in the history of the New England Patriots franchise. They dominated during their respective time with the Patriots before leaving for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.
The irreverent Bucs tight end made the statement during a Las Vegas beach party. Until he makes a definitive statement — or signature — regarding his future, every Rob Gronkowski sound bite regarding the 2022 season will make news.
The remaining five players are guard Alex Cappa, running back Leonard Fournette, wide receiver Chris Godwin, tight end Rob Gronkowski, and defensive lineman Vita Vea. Evans, Gronk, and Godwin are the only players previously voted to the Pro Bowl out of the bunch.
Rob Gronkowski flirting at coming back to play with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. The NFL star may be back with his quarterback... The 32-year-old tight end, Rob Gronkowski, seems to be flirting with the idea of coming back to play with his partner at quarterback, Tom Brady, in Tampa Bay in 2022.
Tom Brady announces his retirement from the NFL
At the time, he said football requires a 100% commitment and that it was time for him to spend more time with his wife, Gisele Bündchen, and his three children.
Gronkowski has played with Brady for every season of his career. The two spent nine seasons with the Patriots together before Gronkowski announced his retirement. He would only miss the 2019 season before returning in 2020.
1 he was retiring in order to spend more time with his family, but has flip-flopped on that decision. Brady made the announcement via Twitter, writing “These past two months I've realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come.
Gronk says Tom Brady deserves to get slimed for 'retiring then unretiring 41 days later'
I'm bummed out we're not in that but I'm happy we're here." Vea's fellow Tampa Bay Buccaneers defender, inside linebacker Devin White, also made the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2021, his third season in the league.
Including the five Buccaneers named to the initial 2022 Pro Bowl roster – outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett, quarterback Tom Brady, center Ryan Jensen, guard Ali Marpet and tackle Tristan Wirfs – Tampa Bay now has eight total Pro Bowl selections, tying for the second-most in a single season in team history (also, 1997 ...
The tight end doesn't get enough credit for his high football I.Q., honed during 11 seasons with Tom Brady. TAMPA — Rob Gronkowski may be known for his brawn, but he's one of the brainiacs of the NFL.