NEW YORK (77 WABC) — Rob Gronkowski appears headed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and reuniting with quarterback Tom Brady.
A five-time Pro Bowl tight end, Gronkowski retired after the 2019 season with the New England Patriots. He was a three-time Super Bowl champ, arguably one of the best to play his position.
The Patriots would send Gronkowski to the Buccaneers along with a seventh-round pick in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick, ESPN reported.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Gronkowski passed the physical with Tampa Bay.
Reports say Gronkowski, 30, was getting his body back into NFL condition and playing again with Brady was key to resuming his career.
While he caught 521 passes for 7,861 yards and 79 TDs during his career, Gronk was also known for injuries, having missed 13 games in the last three seasons.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 21, 2020
Gronk reuniting with Brady — wherever Brady ended — always felt like a real scenario behind the scenes. I can’t understate the appreciation, on and off the field, they have for each other. Gronk was done with the Patriots… but he never wanted to be done catching TDs from Brady.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) April 21, 2020