September 25, 2023

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Former Bucs’ Tight End Contemplating A Return?

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) looks out towards the crowd from the sideline during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

The word on the street is that Rob Gronkowski is contemplating coming out of retirement again to make another comeback to play in the NFL. As we already know, Gronk said during this past offseason that if he were to ever play football again, he would only play for the Buccaneers. He also stated that he was done with football for good.

The rumor of his return has been thrown around a lot already this season, and that got many Bucs fans’ hopes up. Nothing is set in stone yet, but this time the rumor may have some substantial legs to it. Tom Brady has been in Gronk’s ear a lot this season, and it’s going to be hard for him to say no to Brady.

Rob Gronkowski has been hitting the gym and staying in shape, and he’s even been spotted doing football-related drills, so if need be, Gronk is staying in the sort of shape that he needs to be in if he decides he’s ready to play football again. Gronk would not have to play a full season, which would cut down on the chances of him getting hurt again. The Bucs’ remaining schedule also allows them the chance to go on a big winning streak and potentially make another playoff run. The status of the Bucs’ record would be a big part of his decision-making; if he is still contemplating a return.

If he comes back, Gronk would start out in more of a blocking tight end role because he is better at that than any of the Bucs’ current tight ends, and then he would start to run routes again and be that big safety net target for Tom Brady. Don’t count on it happening, fellow Bucs fans, but there is more of a chance than ever before that it could happen. Keep an eye out for more to this story that may be coming out soon!