Patriots Trade Rob Gronkowski To Bucs So He Can Play With Tom Brady
Written by Huffingtonpost on April 21, 2020
The New England Patriots have agreed to commerce Rob Gronkowski to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN’s Adam Schefter studies.
Pending a bodily, Gronkowski is popping out of retirement and shall be dealt together with a seventh-round decide to the Bucs for a fourth-round decide, in keeping with the report.
The information arrived shortly after a report from NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport that Gronkowski was thinking about enjoying soccer once more, however solely to play with Brady and the Bucs.
Gronkowski hasn’t performed because the 2018 season that ended with the Patriots successful the Tremendous Bowl over the Los Angeles Rams.
He retired previous to final season following 9 years with the Patriots that included three Tremendous Bowl rings and a mess of accidents that took their toll on his physique.
He has one 12 months and $10 million remaining on a contract that may stay legitimate as soon as his return to the league is official.
Gronkowski, 30, is extensively thought of the most effective tight finish to ever play the sport.
He retired at a younger age and has visibly shed a good portion of his enjoying weight since leaving the Patriots. What sort of enjoying form he’ll be in at any time when the NFL begins once more is a thriller.
A five-time Professional Bowl choice and four-time All-Professional, Gronkowski performed in 13 video games throughout his ultimate season with the Patriots, tallying 682 yards and three touchdowns, properly off his peak manufacturing. Gronkowksi has 4 seasons of greater than 1,000 yards receiving and 5 seasons with at the least 10 touchdowns.
He joins an offense already loaded with receiving expertise and certain gained’t be requested to hold as heavy a load as he did in New England.
Large receivers MikeEvans and Chris Godwin each made the Professional Bowl catching passes from Jameis Winston final season, and fourth-year tight finish O.J. Howard has the instruments to be a harmful receiver lining up in an offense alongside Gronkowksi.
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