Gronk Question Doesn’t Get A “No” From Bucs GM

August 26th, 2022

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht was served up an easy yes-or-no Rob Gronkowski queston and wouldn’t bite the apple with authority.

Even though Gronk said, “I’m done with football.” And even with a Gronk retirement party scheduled in September, Licht didn’t seem comfortable saying Gronk has moved on from football this week during the Bucs honcho’s visit to The Dave Pasch Podcast.

Dave Pasch: Do you still have a feeling that Gronk will return or do you feel like this is it, he’s really done?

Jason Licht: You know, he puts himself out there a lot on social media, it looks like he’s having a hell of a time. I’m not crossing my fingers on this one. We’ll have to see what happens.

Yes, we will have to see. Just when Joe officially turned the page on Gronk, Licht has prompted Joe to continue the fantasy.

As Joe always says, hopefully the Bucs have no need for Gronk this season.

27 Responses to “Gronk Question Doesn’t Get A “No” From Bucs GM”

  1. SB Says:

    What would he say? NO?!

  2. gotbbucs Says:

    Can he play left guard?

  3. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard think Gronk will come back.
    Howard thinks that Brady and Gronk have a friendly competition and that
    Gronk is trying to out-do the World-shaking media frenzy caused by Bradys unretirement.

    Think about it. If Gronk swoops in when Brady needs him most it will be a
    story that will rival the unretirement story, prehaps even eclipse it.
    ….or he’s physically done and will never return to the NFL.
    Either way these are great times to be a Bucs fan.


  4. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Brate is a gamer…undrafted one time ( short time ) Taint has completely overachieved but is in the twilight. The two draftees are mildly interesting but can’t be expected to do much year one…and Rudolph is washed up to the CC Causway shore/edge.

    Bring him back if the Bucs are in the hunt…he’ll do it WWE style if so.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Nothing like beating a dead horse.

  6. David Says:

    Don’t care.

    Worried about guard and safety depth

  7. SOEbuc Says:

    Safety depth? Did someone get injured? Bowles said Neal would be ready. I think you mean LB.

  8. Dew Says:

    Gronk only coming back if his Bills need him. Gronk had his entire family on the UFC Gronk show the other night. He has done it all & while loyal to Brady, it’s helping bring his home team a Super Bowl that’s left. I wish him luck if that is his decision.

  9. Dew Says:

    Gronk only coming back to help his childhood team a Super Bowl.

  10. Maniac Buc Says:

    Gronk comes across as a guy who plays football because he can and he’s good, not because he loves it. He loves the allure of being a celebrity more than the game. I could be wrong, but I don’t see him ever coming back. He will forever be a celeb at this point.

  11. steele Says:

    Joe never fails to keep “Gronk!” alive. “Gronk!”, “Suh!”, “Marpet!”. “JPP!.”
    How about “Gone!” Therefore irrelevant.

    If and when he wants to step out of the ring and back to the field, he goes to the back of the line and ask for a job.

  12. Bucs since 76 Says:

    Gronk doesn’t like the heat in Tampa during training camp. However, after living in Tampa Bay why would he want to live in Buffalo in the winter. When Brady calls due to need in late October he will be on the next plane.

  13. Hodad Says:

    Whatever. What’s going on with Jensen? Do we know what’s wrong with his knee yet?

  14. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Jensens knee must be being treated at Area 51. Either that or Trump had his medical records at Mar a Lago.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Hopefully, there’s a good surprise on Janson shortly

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I must say…it’s sure looking like Gronk-a-day has returned…..

  17. Bubby Says:

    Gronk stuff is tiresome

  18. geno711 Says:

    Looks like our best safety depth ever. 4 guys who have made quite a few plays in their NFL career are able to play safety for us.

  19. ocala Says:

    I don’t care if the Bucs have the best TE group in the NFL. If Gronk wants in you let him in. He makes the Bucs better.

  20. Onetrickpony Says:

    Good one Kentuckybuc

  21. BillyBucco Says:

    @David Safety Depth?
    That’s literally one of the deepest positions barring 2 major injuries.
    Even Nolan Turner is good.

    Now LB is pretty thin, but Avery will help.
    OL is the ONLY concern and it’s not like they are gonna get out of the way on purpose. Brady will still have time to hit our ALL WORLD receivers.

    Media is HOPING it’s a story, but it’s not yet.

  22. mark2001 Says:

    If Gronk was having the party April 1, I’d feel better about our chances of seeing him return.

  23. Joey Strom Says:

    Gronk is not here so let’s stop talking about it. If he decides to come back later, great! In the meantime, we roll with who we have. LFG!

  24. tampabayallday Says:

    Leave the light on for Gronk

  25. William Says:

    My wild guess is Gronk will use his “retirement” party as a hoax, and announce he’s returning to the Bucs.
    Hes gonna one up Brady cuz thats how he rolls.

  26. LongSeason Says:

    Not up to J-Licht to speak for Gronk. So he gave the best answer which is not saying. Let’s see if Gronk starts getting itchy hands. What would Gronk’s hands get itchy for? Tuddies. Tuddies from TB12. Tampa Tuddies.
    So, we will just keep an eye on Gronk’s hands. If they break out in a rash, then he misses football. Or he got into some Poison Ivy.
    I can’t commit on Gronk being done or coming back. Don’t know. Ask Ringo, ‘e knows.

  27. Annie Says:

    I think he’s playing a game with everyone and not on the field, because he wants everyone to beg and asking questions; I think it’s his way of keeping y’all keeping him in the spotlight. Maybe the question for him is: put up or shut up? He may be a great player, but I think they can find someone to replace him.