‘I’m Coming Back’ – Rob Gronkowski Shuts Down Retirement Rumors, Announces Return

Published 03/11/2021, 3:27 PM EST
Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


Rob Gronkowski had an incredible season last year. After retiring in 2019, Gronkowski made his return after one season, this time reuniting with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. The duo shared a lot of success during Gronkowski’s first stint playing with the New England Patriots. Their second stint saw them win a fourth Super Bowl together. And it looks like the two will play together again.

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Rob Gronkowski spoke to TMZ Sports recently. When asked about his future, Gronkowski shared the good news – he will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season. Gronk spoke about how much fun he had last season. Being able to win a Super Bowl in his first season back from retirement was special. And Gronkowski also noted that he had begun training by himself again.

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“I’m coming back to play football man. I had a great year last year, won the championship. I’m hoping that we’ll have to make a fifth card, and a special edition card because we’re going to add the fifth championship. I will be playing football man…Let me tell you, I was a little bit sore first day of training but it bounced back like that…I’m feeling good.”

Rob Gronkowski returning next year

Gronkowski had an excellent season with the Buccaneers. Despite having not played for nearly two years, Gronk looked like his old self. his connection with Tom Brady proved itself to be one of the greatest ever. The duo was crucial to the Buccaneers’ success last season and helped them secure a playoff position during the tail end of the regular season.

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In the playoffs, Gronk showed why he is considered why he is one of the best playoff performers in NFL history. In the playoff games for the Buccaneers, Gronkowski stepped up big time. Against opposition such as Washington, the Saints, and the Green Bay Packers, Gronkowski was a crucial part of the Buccaneers as they paved their road to Super Bowl LV in their own home.

NFL Football – Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, U.S. – February 7, 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski celebrates scoring their first touchdown with Tom Brady REUTERS/Eve Edelheit
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Will Rob Gronkowski help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back to the Super Bowl this season? Despite being an experienced veteran, he is still very young and has shown that he can perform at a high level. Furthermore, his chemistry with Tom Brady is something we’ve never seen before and is sure to continue going into the new season.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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