Is Gronk Coming Out of Retirement to Play for Tom Brady…Again?
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Here we go again...
Is NFL tight end and former New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski coming out of retirement to play alongside Tom Brady...again?
This certainly would not be the first time. Remember after the 2018 season when Gronk retired? He skipped 2019, and returned the following year to play for the man, the myth, the legend: Tom Brady.
Well, first of all, he could. In 2019, Gronk was still in good enough football shape. How good? Good enough to win another Super Bowl in 2021.
Second, Gronk is loyal to his buddy Tom.
After their last Patriots Super Bowl in 2019, when Gronk retired, Brady knew exactly how to get his loyal companion back on the field. This time would be in a different uniform:
"[Brady] hit me up and was like, 'Would you come down?' And I was like, 'I've been waiting for you. I've been waiting for you to make a move,'" according to an NBC Sports article. "It's just been over a series of just talks. It's just an unbelievable story. There's a lot more conversations that went down but we're just going to keep them between us."
And remember when he came back and won another Super Bowl with the GOAT?
So, who's to say he will or won't do it again?
Well, Gronk hints that it might be time...
Saying he is bored is a very broad hint at returning to the NFL, but don't count him out. Apparently this hint is a tad more serious.
"The Bucs had several conversations with Gronkowski around Thanksgiving about him possibly reuniting with quarterback Tom Brady to help the struggling squad secure a playoff berth," according to Sports Illustrated article.
It is reported that he is working out daily and still in good shape.
It gets better (or worse): he is even ready to abandon the 87 for a new, nonconventional number.
Do I REALLY think he is coming to save Brady and the horrific Buccs? I am not sure. I already regret saying "horrific."
All I've known is playoff Tom, so I won't say never.
Gronk MAY return to the NFL. He MAY play with Brady and just save the Buccs from their awful start. As for the GOAT, Tom Brady just MAY have another ring in him.