TAMPA BAY, FL – NFL superstar quarterback Tom Brady will soon have a friend to play catch with at the park as the NFL has announced, Rob Grokowski will be coming out of retirement to join Brady.
“Rob Gronkowski is coming out of retirement to again play in the NFL, but he’ll be doing so in Tampa. The New England Patriots have traded Gronkowski and a seventh-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Buccaneers later confirmed the transaction,” NFL writer Nick Shook said.
Gronkowski will honor his current contract, Rapoport added, per the tight end’s agent Drew Rosenhaus, meaning he will play 2020 on a one-year deal worth $10 million. Rapoport added that Gronkowski has already taken his physical, so the trade should go through.
“Rob Gronkowski is one of the best tight ends in NFL history and he plays the game with the type of passion and desire that sets him apart,” said Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht, via the team website. “Rob has played his entire career alongside Tom Brady and their accomplishments speak for themselves. Together they have developed the type of chemistry on and off the field that is crucial to success. Rob combines elite-level skills as both a receiver and blocker but what really makes him special is the fact that he’s a proven winner who brings that championship mindset and work ethic.”