Rob Gronkowski Wants to Play with Bucs in 2021

Rob Gronkowski with Patriots in 2017. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9065478cs)

Get ready for more of the “Brady and Gronk” show in Tampa Bay.

Speaking with reporters over the weekend, tight end Rob Gronkowski said that he wants to have another run with quarterback Tom Brady in the Buccaneers’ jersey next season.

“Yeah, you got to,” said Gronkowski when asked about the possibility of having another run with the Bucs in 2021. “I feel like this team was built to win right now … I could definitely see this team also having a lot of talent come back and having another successful run next year, as well, with me.”

Gronkowski initially retired from NFL after a Super Bowl run with New England Patriots in 2018. After one year away from football, he decided to return and join Brady in Tampa Bay.

The 31-year-old future Hall of Famer had a slow start of the 2020 NFL season, totaling only nine catches for 88 yards in his first four games and failing to get a touchdown until Week 6. Since then, however, Gronk shook off the rust and became a prominent weapon for the Buccaneers.

Rob Gronkowski ended the regular season by playing all 16 games, the first time he did so since 2011. He contributed with 45 receptions for 623 yards and seven TDs.

Gronk is out of contract in March, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he gets a new deal for 2021. He has been Brady’s favorite target for years, and the Bucs will look to keep their star QB happy even if they don’t think Gronkowski can give them much more next season.