Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

March 27th, 2022

You want answers?

So last week, the agent for Bucs foot-rubbing tight end Rob Gronkowski gave Bucs fans a scare.

Oily Drew Rosenhaus was at Cheetah Hill’s presser down in Miami to introduce Hill to the South Florida community. There, Rosenhaus was asked about Gronk and his return to the Bucs now that his bro Tom Brady is out of retirement.

Rosenhaus, very, very likely with Gronk’s contract in mind (Rosenhaus didn’t just fall off the turnip truck), claimed Gronk is torn between playing and going back into retirement.

Joe doesn’t doubt that Gronk is torn. He can likely make almost as much cash away from the field as he can on it. So why get the hell beat out of you to the point Gronk cannot enjoy downtime with his Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl girlfriend Camille Kostek.

We know Gronk works out at least twice a week at One Buc Palace (at least before he officially became a free agent two weeks ago). Joe has seen the social media video that proves it. And who exactly continues to work out at an NFL facility if he has one foot in retirement?

Then there was the recent video where Gronk was in a Tampa barbershop and said he probably will return but he wants to make Brady sweat just like Brady did to him during his 40-day retirement.

Now Joe isn’t saying Rosenhaus is conning people. But Rosenhaus’ responsibility is to get as much cash for his clients as possible. So of course he is going to use every tactic to try to get Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht to sweeten the pot.

No harm in that.

Recently, someone on TikTok had enough of Gronk’s feet-dragging and bluntly asked him if he will return to the Bucs. You can see Gronk’s reply below.

24 Responses to “Will He Stay Or Will He Go?”

  1. westernbuc Says:

    I agree. Agent is just doing his job. Gronk isnโ€™t going anywhere but he isnโ€™t playing for free

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Simply waiting for Licht to scrape up the dollars>>>>

  3. Bird Says:

    Whatever he got last year less 500,000 sounds reasonable

    He is coming back
    And Dude must have smoked a big fat doobie to think of that response on tiktok.

  4. HC Grover Says:

    Gronkosaurus will be back.

  5. John Olmstead Says:

    Gronk just wants a pass on OTA’s and off season conditioning.

  6. Allbuccedup Says:

    Well by the time he makes his decision the free agent tight end list will be dried up. The Bucs will be stuck with Brate and no one else. We only really have 4 picks in the draft(7th rounders are garbage picks) can’t afford to waste them on a tight end.

  7. NCBucfan Says:

    99.99 chance that he returns.

  8. Bird Says:

    Allbuccdup

    I hear yah. But this year the 7 th rounders may have more impact
    Cause we have an expensive punter that we can cut and save money
    Pinion dropped off a cliff last year
    Remember his kick offs out of bounds in rams game. Heck i would use both to move up in sixth to get punter from san diego state – Araiza. Dude can bomb 80 yarders. Think i read he had three 70 yarders in one game
    The next ray guy. And punting not as mental as fg kicker so not same risk

    Also punter from coloroda state i think that has air time of over 5 seconds i want to say. Something crazy.

    Bucs need to get one of these guys cause most teams probably set at punter or who have guys locked in guaranteed money so may not waste pic in draft

    And dont forget bucs can move back for more pics in earlier rounds then 6th and 7th.

  9. BREVARD Buc Says:

    When I grow up I want to be just like Gronk!
    What a life!

  10. Allbuccedup Says:

    If Licht didn’t over pay Shaq and Donovan Smith he would have the money.

  11. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    This is clearly a team plan, it save on cap till it clears later in free agency,

    If you sign Gronk a guy 100% only playing with Brady right away thats 8-10m less for everyone else whom is on fence.

    Later in year he signs once Brady deal and others are done.

  12. Cobraboy Says:

    Gronkowski is playing with the Bucs like a cat plays with a ball of string…

  13. Beeej Says:

    He made $8 million in ’20, made $10 million LAST year as a top ten TE

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Whats the rush. We’re drafting a TE regardless. Its the Bucs or no one. No need to add his contract to the cap right now.

  15. Allbuccedup Says:

    Bird that kicker Matt Arias from San Diego State averaged 52 yards a punt and can kickoff he’s not real accurate at field goals. He could surely replace Pinion.

  16. Bucs Guy Says:

    If he comes back, it’s only for 1 year. Drafting a TE on day 2.

  17. Wild Bill Says:

    Fame and glory are hard to walk away from. Gronk will likely play this year.

  18. Bird Says:

    Yah. Just punts. Didnt realize he was fg kicker too

    He can blast punts. And punts are not mental like fg

  19. Crickett Baker Says:

    I have always liked Borregales as a kicker and we held on to him all year so he seems a great option. As for Gronk, it seems to me that his body and skills are on the way down. I think he now likes to party more than play. AND he sure doesn’t need money.

  20. Buczilla Says:

    Even if Gronk comes back, our tight end room is lacking legit starters outside of him. From what I have read, there are no surefire superstar tight ends in this draft, but there are at least a handful of potentially damn good ones. Hopefully we can snag one in the second or third round after we draft a monster dt or de with our first pick. ๐Ÿ˜›

  21. steele Says:

    Not surprising but all of this d cking around for dollars by Rosenhaus and Gronk is tiresome.

    If I’m Licht, I get the $ ready in anticipation—but don’t let them dictate the present or future. They will need another TE anyway, Gronk is always a hang nail away from retirement, so target promising TEs in the draft. Hopefully a sleeper not at the top (the draft should be devoted to D).

    Free agency is already essentially dried up. No all-around TEs left. A cheap trade is another possibility, perhaps send Johnson or Darden away.

  22. BUCman Says:

    Gronk ๐Ÿ’ฏ percent is coming back and he and the Bucs have an understanding. He is just waiting in the wings while the Bucs work their magic with the salary cap as they sign other important free agents. There is no rush to get him signed since their is no fear of losing him. Once the dust settles and they’ve signed who they want, they will be able to manipulate the salary cap just enough to squeeze Gronk on. If you haven’t noticed they don’t seem to worried about looking at other TE in free agency ๐Ÿ˜. And do you really think he’s going to tell Brady no? Most likely they both retire at the same time so they can go into the HOF together. For now Gronk is just having fun stalling!

  23. steele Says:

    BUCman, that’s the hope, but there’s no guarantee. Only Licht and Brady know for sure. It would be foolish if they didn’t have contingency plans ready. In any case, even if he comes back, they’re down one, maybe two TEs. OJ’s slot needs to be filled. Is Brate going to get better or not?

  24. Tampadeuce21 Says:

    Brate needs to get better? Jc