Did Gronk Turn Down A Bucs Offer?

September 20th, 2022

Joe’s excited that the Bucs signed talented and productive receiver Cole Beasley today, but it likely has a downside.

If the Bucs determined after two games that they need pass-catching help, Joe would assume the first phone call would go to Rob Gronkowski to see if he’s eager to come out of retirement, as his agent has suggested multiple times.

That would have been logical, Joe believes. Bucs tight ends have caught three balls on eight targets this season for a whopping 20 yards. Kyle Rudolph was deactivated for the first two games.

If you’re seeking production, red zone help and to open things up for wide receivers, Joe thinks Gronk would cover all those bases.

Instead, the Bucs signed Beasley, and it’s highly unlikely he came cheap. Joe guesses Beasley will earn at least $4 million plus incentives for the remaining 15 games.

Hopefully, Joe has this all wrong and Gronk didn’t turn down a Bucs offer this week. That would be a little sad.

40 Responses to “Did Gronk Turn Down A Bucs Offer?”

  1. Pewter Power Says:

    Gronk may simply just be done with football, nothing else to play for. Another team being desperate for your services doesn’t count when you have that many super bowl rings.

  2. geno711 Says:

    My guess for Beasley was 1.5 million fully guaranteed but the Joe’s certainly have insight that I would not be privy to.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    No way they are paying Beasley $4 mil…….

    Interesting to see who he replaces…….I’m surprised that we haven’t put Cyril Grayson on the PS…..he knows the offense.

    I’m also quite sure they have reached out to Gronk….more than once….why not?

  4. Mort Says:

    4m for Cole Beasley? Too much big storm beer me thinks. Clearly you’re drunk.

  5. Dooley Says:

    Gronk doesn’t play special teams either

  6. Jerry Says:

    After that brutal injury in the Rams game, it wouldnt surprise me if Gronk simply decided that 2021 is it for football.

  7. ocala Says:

    It is possible Gronk is done, but I think Gronk and Jenson will be on the Bucs roster after the Seattle game.

  8. K2 Says:

    I don’t think the Bucs make an offer to Gronk unless Gronk and Tom have already talked. Tom doesn’t have to guess when it comes to Gronk…they are close. So, Tom will know the answer before the Bucs even ask.

  9. Ash Says:

    Hearing gronk say he is retired and done with football kind of leads me to believe he is done with football lol geez.

  10. Hodad Says:

    I bad his ribs still hurt.

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Gronk and TB12 have most likely already figured this out. They are evaluating the team to see if the Bucs can be SB contenders. If not, no need for Gronk. I have to believe if the Bucs keep winning Gronk won’t step him to help see his buddy go out on top. He still looks jacked in the Subway commercial.

  12. Mike Says:

    Gronk needs about 5 games to get into peak shape. If he’s coming back, it would likely be around December.

  13. steve o Says:

    Pay Gronkowski what he is worth same as hill or Adam’s let’s face reality he is the key 2019 and now needed more than ever can be used in multiple ways 30 million a year is a deal !!! Pay the man and we got this season

  14. Killian Says:

    Gronk would be a welcome addition late in the season for the playoffs, not now when he would undoubtedly sustain an injury prior to when the games really matter. The defense is legit, Cole Beasley is a good receiver, maybe jones or Godwin come back this week. I think we’ll be good. I am a bit concerned with the Packers running game. It seems our run defense isn’t as stout as it was last couple of seasons.

  15. Browsing from DC Says:

    Gronk will be Gronk. Doing Gronk stuff. Having a Gronkity good time, spiking watermelons, etc. until TB12 tells him, “Bro, I need you. We are one missing piece away from doing this”. But Brady won’t pressure him.

    That said, imagine being a TE that is truly a game changer like him. Even at 75% of his old self.

    I’m not sure what the coaches are or aren’t seeing from Rudolph in practice but I personally would like to see him in a game situation over Otton right now. He may have lost a step, but he’s a savvy route runner with something to prove. He’d have to really suck right now to not be out there. Get him some reps and see what he brings to the party. My bet is he’d have some clutch catches, especially in the red zone

  16. Bucsfanman Says:

    Gronk’s production vacuum is palpable. They desperately need a TE pass-catching “threat” to balance the offense a bit.
    Right now, nobody is scared of Otton, Brate, Kieft or Rudolph…and it shows.

    Beasley is a good signing.

  17. Buccobill99 Says:

    If hes done hes done let the man alone he dont owe us anything

  18. Capece is Kaput Says:

    I think if Gronk were to come back it will only be after the Germany game. This will give him 2 weeks to get back in the groove. I think we can keep our hopes up until then. Now if it does not happen after the bye week, then unfortunately, I don’t think it will ever happen.

  19. ElioT Says:

    What the heck is up with Kyle Rudolf any way?

    Is he injured or does he just suck?

  20. Woodenman Says:

    To many gronk dreamers on this thread.

  21. gbobucsfan Says:

    $4m for a practice squad guy??

  22. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Kyle Rudolph is slower then a Tampa Airport Taxicab!
    One reason he is not playing.
    He took Tampa down for a million dollars, on name alone.

    We spent tons on Gage too, another big disappointment!

    Gronk is making plenty of money with his advertising spots, so I will be surprised if he ever plays football again.
    But of course, like every real Buc Fan, I want him back!
    Just not sure that will ever happen ?

  23. sasquatch Says:

    “I’m done with football.” –Gronk

    Did Joe just invent a new rumor spun out of thin air, or is there some information floating around to indicate an offer was made?

    You people need to let this sh** go. It’s just ridiculous.

    “I’m done with football.” –Gronk

    “I’m done with football.” –Gronk

    “I’m done with football.” –Gronk

    I heard that Gronk retired. Did you guys hear that one?

  24. Buccanstopit Says:

    I think Gronk will come back for the playoffs, doesn’t care to play in the regular season and get the bruises and leg shots

  25. BucsCoolade Says:

    “I’m dum with football.. ”

    You guys didnt hear the quote right.

    Gronk opted out bradys last year in NE. Dum.

    This could be bradys last year in the league. Gronk opt out..? Really Dum.

    Hes 33 and still in his prime and big enough to not be a poouussy.

    This will play out ideal for his health .. with a shortened season with extra time to get ready and receive the appropriate contract.

  26. George Says:

    Gronk is having fun with his girl friend . He is done getting his body beat up.

  27. sasquatch Says:

    Listnfrmafar Says:
    September 20th, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    Nice job Bucs@. Sasquash you dumb shat, the guy already retired and came back, why not do it again.

    Go ahead and be the loser that keep pining away for a retired player.

    When a guy says he’s retired, as far as I’m concerned, he’s done until he says otherwise. Speculation and bogus rumor generating is retarded. If he comes back, I’ll be thrilled, but he’s not gonna be ready for at least a month.

    Plus, he’s shown ZERO indication he’s even wavering on his decision. Zero.

    So, d00shbag, it might be you who is a dumbsh!t.

  28. R.O. Says:

    If they signed Beasley to the practice squad not the active roster then he is gettin PS money. If he’s called up for a game he gets more money. He’s nit getting $4M to be on the PS.

  29. LakelandSteve Says:

    Production from the tight ends is horrible. Other than Ko’s blocking there doesn’t seem to be much to show for Cam and Otten. To me the biggest disappointment is Cam Brate. Either he is not getting open or Brady is not seeing him. Brady is used to having a little security blanket to dump the ball off to and so far that hasn’t materialized. With Godwin out that has been magnified. So far Russell Gage has been a huge disappointment as well. Maybe Cole Beasley will end up being that guy.

  30. Redeemer Says:

    Somehow, the TE room looks worse than it did during Gronks rib injury. Godwin and Gronks made the offense work. Everything went through those two. Evans is great, but not really an offensive jump starter. Gage has been hugely disappointing. Not sure if he’s still working his way back from injury or what. He was billed as the shifty slot guy Brady always dominated with. Beasley has always been that guy. We’ll see what he has left. He played in all 16 games and had 82 catches for about 8.5 yards per catch. So he should be ready to roll. Gronk isn’t coming back. The assertion that this is the best receiving corps in history was wrong then, and looks worse now.

  31. SOEbuc be Says:

    THE ONLY WAY GRONK RETURNS is if Brady doesn’t have the weapons or Brady simply ask him for more help and a last hoorah together with a chance at the SB. BE BASED ON BRADY, NOT BUCS.

  32. Jeff Says:

    Gronk has enough money for 50 comfortable lifetimes. He’s got a smoking hot GF. Frack football, he’s living the good life now. Wined, dined and 69ed.

  33. Buc-Up Says:

    Gronk’s mom needs to find him his football pants!

  34. Bucswin Says:

    Still way to early for Gronk.

  35. steele Says:

    Please, let’s stop it with the endless Gronk. He’s gone. He said so, over and over. Let it be.

    Beasley was a smart move that finally gives Brady an Edelman/Welker-esque slot.
    Let’s hope it’s rewarding.

    Whereas the Kyle Rudolph signing looks like a disaster so far, and Gage doesn’t look like he’s lived up either.

  36. Ko Kiefer Says:

    Ahh yes, 4 million dollars for a practice squad player. Y’all really know how the NFL works. Lol

  37. PoundTheRock Says:

    No way he is being paid 4M for 15 games.
    He was on the street, all 32 teams didn’t want him until week 3.

  38. RobSinger Says:

    Listen to you people: “Gage is disappointing”…”Gronk might come back”…”Rudolph is a bust” blah blah blah.

    Gage has TWO GAMES in with Brady. And if you paid attention to history, his value is when he’s not the #1 WR because of a beast known as Julio. With JJ, Godwin and/or Evans out, he’s getting blanket coverage. Give it time to grow for God’s sake.

    Gronk is done. Move on.

    Rudolph will play. Obviously Brady wants to see what these new TE studs can do in real games, and get them developed for later in the year. Throwing KR in there now defeats the purpose of them making the squad.

  39. Brazen Zebra Says:

    Caught two TDs from Tom in the SB. Looked so easy. They really are a dynamic duo. Chances for Gronk coming back? 90% IMHO.

  40. Oneilbuc Says:

    Let it go he’s gone remember according to y’all Brady makes every wr TE good so why are yall worried??