Ian Rapoport: “Sources: Retired #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has told New England that he’s interested in playing football again — and would want to do it with the #Bucs and QB Tom Brady. A trade would have to be worked out for this to happen.”
Adam Schefter: “Patriots and Buccaneers have been discussing a trade for retired TE Rob Gronkowski, per league sources. Gronkowski has one year and $10 million left on his contract. But the two sides are, and have been talking, prior to Thursday’s draft.”
Rapoport and Schefter both believe that Gronkowski wants to reunite with former quarterback Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, and are reporting that the Patriots and Buccaneers have been talking a trade for the 30-year-old who just ended his tenure with the WWE.
Gronkowski still has one year and $10 million left on his deal, and would be potentially trying to break through on a Tampa Bay team already with two elite pass catching tight ends in Cameron Brate and OJ Howard.
Gronkowski played with Brady on the Patriots from 2010-2018, totaling 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns, made five Pro Bowl, and made the All-Pro team four times.