It’s been quite an offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
First, there was the Tom Brady drama. You know, the retirement and then the subsequent unretirement.
Then Bruce Arians retired as the franchise’s head coach, which led to a lot of speculation about the relationship between Brady and Arians.
And now there’s the news that tight end Rob Gronkowski is retiring, which dropped on Tuesday afternoon.
Gronk was a free agent, but the expectation was that he’d return to Tampa Bay to reunite with Brady once again.
And that could still end up being the case.
Gronk’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that it wouldn’t surprise him if Brady calls up the tight end and talks him into coming back to the Buccaneers at some point this season or next season.
In reaction to Rob Gronkowski’s news, his agent Drew Rosenhaus texts: “It would not surprise me if Tom Brady calls him during the season to come back and Rob answers the call. This is just my opinion but I wouldn’t be surprised if Rob comes back during the season or next season.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2022
I get the feeling that Gronk isn’t a big fan of training camp. And probably not practice, either (yes I know, it doesn’t take a detective to figure that out). So I’m in the same boat as Rosenhaus — it wouldn’t be shocking to see Gronk, who just turned 33, return to the field at some point.
But for now, it’s retirement for Gronkowski. And maybe sailing the seas pirate style (his words, not mine). Whatever he chooses to do, I’m sure it’ll be entertaining.
(Side note: Someone needs to get Gronk in a broadcast booth if he’s not going to play on Sundays.)
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