Could Gronkowski Return To The Bucs During The Season?

Bucs tight finish Rob Gronkowski introduced his retirement from soccer on Tuesday on the age of 33. However have we actually seen the final of Gronk in crimson and pewter?

Apparently, Gronkowski’s agent Drew Rosenhaus left the door open for a Gronkowski return. Talking to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Rosenhaus mentioned: “It will not shock me if Tom Brady calls him in the course of the season to return again and Rob solutions the decision. That is simply my opinion however I wouldn’t be shocked if Rob comes again in the course of the season or subsequent season.”

Gronkowski has suffered a number of main accidents in his 11 years within the NFL. He missed 5 video games final yr as a consequence of damaged ribs and a punctured lung. But he nonetheless managed to catch 55 passes for 802 yards (14.6 avg.) and 6 touchdowns.

Gronkowski is likely to be listening to his physique say, “No extra soccer.” Or his physique is likely to be saying, “Not proper now. Verify again in October or November.”

That is the second retirement for Gronkowski. He stepped away from the sport following a Tremendous Bowl win in 2018. After sitting out the 2019 season, Gronkowski got here out of retirement to reunite with Tom Brady – this time in Tampa Bay. The Bucs received Tremendous Bowl LV largely as a consequence of Gronkowski’s two first half touchdowns in a 31-9 win over the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.

Brady and Gronkowski have related 620 instances for 9,275 yards and 93 touchdowns. This makes them probably the most prolific quarterback/tight finish combo in NFL historical past. Their 105 touchdowns mixed between common season and post-season are second solely to Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison.

In two seasons with the Bucs, Gronkowski caught 100 passes for 1,425 (14.3 avg.) and 13 touchdowns. He added 17 catches for 226 yards and two TDs in six postseason video games in Tampa Bay.