TAMPA (WFLA) – Tight end Rob Gronkowski and quarterback Tom Brady will reunite in Tampa Bay this year.
The New England Patriots agreed to trade the retired tight end to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday.
In addition to Gronkowski, the Bucs get a 2020 seventh-round pick (No. 241 overall.) The Patriots get a 2020 fourth-round pick (No.139 overall) in exchange.
Gronkowski was honored as one of five tight ends selected to the NFL 100 All-Time Team and one of two chosen for the NFL and Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Decade Team for the 2010s. Despite spending the 2019 season out of football, Gronkowski leads all current players with his 79 receiving touchdowns since he entered the league in 2010. He also ranks second among tight ends during that span in receiving yards with 7,861.
“Rob Gronkowski is one of the best tight ends in NFL history and he plays the game with the type of passion and desire that sets him apart,” Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht said. “Rob has played his entire career alongside Tom Brady and their accomplishments speak for themselves. Together they have developed the type of chemistry on and off the field that is crucial to success. Rob combines elite-level skills as both a receiver and blocker but what really makes him special is the fact that he’s a proven winner who brings that championship mindset and work ethic.”
Gronkowski has one year and $10 million left on his contract.
Earlier this week, Rob Gronkowski told the Andy Cohen show that he’s not “totally done” playing. And not when it comes to playing with Tom Brady.
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