Nick Wright On Rob Gronkowski: “I Trust Gronk”

July 9th, 2022

Believes Gronk.

Saying Bucs foot-rubbing tight end Rob Gronkowski is a “man of integrity,” Nick Wright, co-host of one of FS1’s weekday hollering shows “First Things First,” believes all this talk that Gronk returns is nonsense.

Wright does not believe Gronk’s retirement announcement, which had cold water immediately thrown on it by his agent oily Drew Rosenhaus, is a “sham retirement.” Gronk wouldn’t con fans the way, Wright says, as he claims Michael Jordan often did, with insincere retirement announcements.

Because Gronk has never been a con artist and has always been a man of his word, Wright believes Gronk. Thus, Bucs fans need to turn the page, no matter what Rosenhaus may say.

Joe doesn’t know if this is good news for Bucs fans or if Wright just gets lucky here throwing a dart at the wall while blindfolded. Short of Colin Cowherd, few if any talking heads on sports network TV hollering shows are wrong as often as Wright is (though Joe did want to high-five Wright for saying once that Tim Duncan was a better basketball player than Kobe Bryant).

You can see Wright’s take in the FS1 video below.

22 Responses to “Nick Wright On Rob Gronkowski: “I Trust Gronk””

  1. Buccos Says:

    Gronk also said in the barbershop video that he would be back with the Bucs, he was “just going to make them sweat it out a little, like Brady did.” So if he is a man of his word, which word is it?

  2. bucfanforever Says:

    Nick Wright is still mad at Gronk for his Super Bowl play against Nick’s favorite Chiefs.

  3. Goatfarmer Says:

    Nikc Wright is less of a doosh than I originally thought. He has eaten his crow about Brady and had a sense of humor about it. He’s still a huge doosh, just not the super-massive doosh I used to think he was.

  4. BucsfanFred Says:

    If he does plan on returning he’s severely overplaying his hand.

  5. steele Says:

    Gronk’s battered body relaxing on the couch: “I trust Gronk”

  6. steele Says:

    Gronk’s battered body relaxing on the couch with hot girlfriend, cold beverage and sandwich: “I really trust Gronk.”

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    One man’s OPINION. Next.

  8. PewterStiffArm Says:

    Gronk is not coming back. Sign a veteran and get on with it. I had a discussion with a friend of mine the other day and he thinks we should sign Julio Jones and make him a hybrid WR/TE. He is big enough to come off the line of scrimmage and block and maybe alter his routes by having him go 15 to 20 yard curls and sideline first downs.

  9. PassingThru Says:

    As I said on the day Gronk retired, Rosenhaus was just leaving the door open so that he could potentially make more money for himself. Rosenhaus would like nothing more than to have the Bucs freeze their team cap space, in the hope that Gronk returns.

  10. Tampabaybucfsn Says:

    Gronk-a-day……(weekends included)

  11. D-Rok Says:

    Still love me some Gronk stories, even when they aren’t about Gronk. Geez.

  12. Buc king Says:

    All this guy does is run his nerdy weak f**kin* mouth and look about everything he says… he’s a hater and punk.
    I know he’s getting plowed by a guy at night

  13. GOB Says:

    Turn the page Joe, Gronk is done. The man has had enough. Nothing more to prove. Every great fighter has one more in them, but at what cost. Hopefully he has another 60 years left. Do you really want him looking and sounding like Ali? The man has the rest of his life to think about. His numbers in the divisional round loss spoke volumes. 4 catches on 10 targets, with a bunch of flat out drops.

    Like D-Rok, I’m a selfish football fan, and would love to see him for one more run. But, I appreciated him too much to watch anymore. It’s a minor miracle he lasted as long as he did. The greatest TE, and one of the best weapons in the history of the game. Superbowl champion, Hall of famer, and a joy to watch. Let the man be. I’d be extremely surprised if he unretired for a second time.

  14. IrishMist Says:

    Given this guy’s track record, I feel a little more optimistic.

  15. Brazen Zebra Says:

    Wright is right! Wright thinks Gronk is retired, and Gronk thinks Gronk is retired. But, when God calls and says, “I need ya Gronk”, then Gronk plays ball, and is unretired. We all know who God is.

  16. Iistnfrmafar Says:

    What confuses me is how long he took to confirm retirement. He’s not the type of guy to leave a team hanging. He was disgruntled with the Pat’s but still retired before the draft. Someone posted this earlier, maybe he is not happy with Bowles and BL or simply Licht just won’t pay him even though Brady freed up the cap space. I agree with the article, I can’t see him playing possum.

  17. Anonymous Says:

    I’m often way off on my hot takes, BUT……..

    Did anyone ever really expect Gronk to come in for training camp? Until the Bucs sign an experienced TE, I’m assuming Gronk will be back at some point this season, possible in the first couple week.

    Possibly with some kind of unwritten agreement that he will be “load managed”.

    I’m guessing he will want to be part of the NFL in Germany extravaganza. I was remotely thinking about going over to see that game…… until I saw the ticket prices on StubHub!

  18. mark2001 Says:

    I trust Gronk. To have fun with this, and if he so desires, pull the plug on his “retirement part deux”, and likely finish his career and Brady’s in the same year.

  19. mark2001 Says:

    Anonymous… if you are 6’6″, 260 lbs, and mostly muscle, you could don the old number 87 and sneak on the end of the bench. Assuming Gronk isn’t there. But if he is, I suggest you head for cover. LOL.

  20. mark2001 Says:

    If you want to look for pther clues, have someone tell us how big Gronk looks now. If he has shrunk to a former size of himself… Like Marpet has… Or Brad Culpepper did, he will probably stay retired. Doubt he would put on thirty pounds of good weight in a month or two if he is truly intent on staying retired.

  21. Mike Johnson Says:

    Well Nick Wright, I do trust Gronk. But I most certainly do not trust you.

  22. GOB Says:

    Load management doesn’t work in the NFL. This isn’t basketball. Gronks biggest advantage, is also his Achilles heel. The man is to big to tackle without launching yourself at his thighs and knees.