May 9, 2021

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Gronkowski plans on staying a Buccaneer

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Sep 20, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski before a NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski has already decided to forgo retirement at least one more season and remain a Buccaneer in 2021. Speaking with Willie McGinest of NFL Network, Gronkowski had this to say when asked about coming back next season.

  • “Yeah, you gotta, I feel like this team was built to win right now; it was put together this year to win right now. It always pops up in your mind; you’re thinking about the future a little bit. I can definitely see this team also having a lot of talent come back and have another successful run next year, as well with me.”- Per NFL Network

Tom Brady’s favorite tight end played in all 16 of the regular season games and two playoff games. Hopefully, he will have one more game after this weekend’s NFC Championship game in 2021. Gronkowski, plagued by injury his last few seasons in New England, played a full season for the first time since 2011. His stats, which are ongoing at this point, stand at 45 receptions for 623 yards and 7 touchdowns in the regular season and finishing up only four touchdowns off the regular-season leaders, with eleven. Where number eighty-seven really shined, though, was with his blocking in the passing and the running games. He’s multi-talented and gets the job done in all phases of the position. He’s a complete player, and a selfless player, leaving it all on the field in every game. He’s the type of player you want on the field in important post-season games. None any bigger so far than the Conference Championship

It’s going to be interesting with the Bucs and their salary cap situation and how it will all play out. One thing is a certainty, Jason Licht will do whatever it takes to accommodate the star veteran tight end in 2021. Who knows, we may see one of the current ends. Meanwhile, the Bucs season continues on and takes them to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in frigid Wisconsin. Here’s to having one more game to play after that in sunny Tampa, Florida; otherwise known as Home!!! Go Bucs!!!

 

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