Rob Gronkowski Jumps Patriot Ship to Join Tom Brady in Tampa

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Rob Gronkowski has created another NFL football frenzy and this time it’s in  Tampa Bay.

On April 21, 2020, the Patriots agreed to trade Rob Gronkowski to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers along with a seventh-round pick in exchange for a compensatory fourth round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.


The trade reunites him with Brady, who signed with the Buccaneers a month prior a move that is said to be one of the boldest free agent move in franchise history.

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Gronkowski remained on the reserve/retired list.

Gronkowski, a 3× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII) and former Patriots Tight End is one of football’s most popular players because of his larger-than-life personality on and off the field.

He has numerous accomplishments and accolades, he is regarded by many sports analysts, writers, and peers not only as one of his era’s best players, but also the greatest tight end to ever play the game.

Rob Gronkowski Career highlights and awards
3× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII)
4× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2014, 2015, 2017)
5× Pro Bowl (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017)
NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2011)
NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2014)
First-team All-Pac-10 (2008)
Third-team All-American (2008)

Rob Gronkowski met with media members virtually one day after both his intent to come out of retirement to join his old pal Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his trade to achieve such a reality became public.

Those wondering how the slimmer Gronkowski might fare in the physical pro game received a quality answer from Gronkowski, who said he’s under 15 pounds from his playing weight and is confident he can get back to a good playing weight before the season.

Robert James Gronkowski, nicknamed “Gronk”, is an American football tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He previously played nine seasons for the New England Patriots.