We don’t yet know when the NFL will return, but when it does, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to be a mean piece of business.
The Bucs have traded for Rob Gronkowski, as the five-time Pro Bowler is coming out of retirement to reunite with Tom Brady. The trade, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, is Gronkowski and a seventh-round pick going to Tampa Bay in exchange for a fourth rounder to the New England Patriots.
#Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has taken his physical already, sources say. So the trade should happen: Gronk and a 7th for a 4th rounder.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 21, 2020
Gronkowski, 30, took last year off, following nine seasons that included three Super Bowl titles with the Patriots.
He hasn’t stayed out of the spotlight, though. Since retiring, Gronkowski served as an NFL analyst with Fox Sports, and co-hosted Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey last December.
In recent weeks, Gronkowski appeared on The Masked Singer and took part in a little bit of professional wrestling at Wrestlemania.
Gronk is back. 💪 pic.twitter.com/bwVjz9HGRW
— NFL (@NFL) April 21, 2020
Brady, 42, signed with the Buccaneers last month following 19 seasons as the Patriots’ starting quarterback. His contract reportedly includes $50 million of guaranteed money over two years, with an additional $9 million in incentives.