Drew Rosenhaus (Again) Won’t Rule Out Rob Gronkowski Returning To Tampa Bay

September 2nd, 2022

This is a fine way to kick off your Labor Day weekend celebration with a Big Storm beer.

As Bucs fans well know, Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski is retired. He says he’s done with football, but his agent oily Drew Rosenhaus again says he might not be.

Rosenhaus was chatting on video with AP reporter Rob Maadi (video below) and again said it’s his firm opinion that Gronk will return to the Buccaneers late this season, if needed on the roster because of the team circumstances.

“I’m not predicting that and I’m not saying that’s coming from Rob, because it’s not,” Rosenhaus said. “Rob says he’s retired, but that’s just my opinion. I’ve represented him for more than a decade and that’s just my gut feeling.”

So what’s happening here? Whatever it is, Joe likes it.

39 Responses to “Drew Rosenhaus (Again) Won’t Rule Out Rob Gronkowski Returning To Tampa Bay”

  1. duff man Says:

    whos gonna say no to gronk coming back in for a few months to push the guys over that lombardi ledge

  2. A Bucs Fan Says:

    I wouldn’t say no, but I’d prefer Rob to stay retired. I think Cade Otton will show out by the end of the season.

  3. SB~LV Says:

    Edelman and Gronk
    WILL be on the roster if Brady is standing and the Bucs doing what they have the expectation to do, barring injuries.
    As long as ME can catch a TD in the SB before those two.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Here we go……not quite the old Gronk-a-day……but the Gronk lives…..

  5. duff man Says:

    I like cade so far too but the best rookie tight ends are underwhelming at best, Gronk would no doubt help this team

  6. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Whatever Greasy/Oily says…lol

  7. Ash Says:

    If it’s not coming directly from gronk really doesnt mean anything. At this point can’t wait until the end of the season so we can finally be done with is he or isn’t he nonsense.

  8. tampabayallday Says:

    Put Ko at FB and make room for gronk. Would not mind to see Darden go.

  9. #8 Says:

    Gronk replaces Rudolph week 13.

  10. PewterStiffArm Says:

    Uh, let’s get over the Gronk thing already. He doesn’t want to play anymore, move on. We have good tight ends thank you very much Drew.

  11. Infomeplease Says:

    Seeing is believing!!!

  12. Bucs since 76 Says:

    If Gronk comes back after the Seattle game there would be a bye and there would be 7 games left only cost the Bucs 3 to 4 million. That would be work for both parties.

  13. MonkeyMan Says:

    This is gonna be an epic season. Can you imagine Gronk really coming back towards the end of the season to help lock up home field advantage and a 1st round bye week! It will be such a boost of energy for all his friends on the team. They would all go nuts, fan of course would go nuts, and he ends up being the boost the team needs to help win the Super Bowl.

    My God what a season this could end up being. Enjoy it boys, there will probably never be another again in our lifetime. I mean that.

  14. Mike pizzoli Says:

    People don’t realize what Gronk has to do to his body to play his style of tight end (which is Y tight end or on-line) I would love to see him come back as well but he would need to start building his body awhile before he would potentially step on the field. Some people will say “just make Gronk a strictly receiving tight end so he doesn’t have to do heavy blocking assignments” but that’s not his game. He is at his most deadly when he lines up next to the tackle and runs routes off play action or when he blocks for a second and then releases down field.

  15. Weston Says:

    Guys saying “we’re good…. no thanks” are crazy. You can say that once our TEs play at his level… Maybe toward the end of the season, god willing, but we havent even played a snap of the regular season!! We left the light on for Tom and you can be sure we’re leaving it on for Gronk too.

  16. Beeej Says:

    Otten and Kieft would be well served if they spent some time with the Gronk

  17. Kentucky Buc Says:

    If he comes back it will be in the next few weeks. He’s not just going to pop off the couch and be able to play.

  18. DungyDance Says:

    Is Gronk still training or otherwise staying in playing shape? If he is, might be a clue there.

  19. sasquatch Says:

    If it doesn’t come from Gronk’s mouth, I put exactly ZERO stock in it.

    “I’m done with football.” —Gronk
    That’s official and final unless he says otherwise.

  20. lambeau Says:

    Rosenhaus’ is an informed opinion–he wouldn’t say it unless Gronk is making it
    possible by staying in some semblance of shape; I’d take it seriously. Likely Gronk had no interest in getting beat up for 28-30 weeks July to February.

  21. sasquatch Says:

    lambeau Says:
    September 2nd, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Rosenhaus’ is an informed opinion–he wouldn’t say it unless Gronk is making it
    possible by staying in some semblance of shape;

    He wouldn’t? That’s naive.

    Rosenhaus is a self promoter. I am not convinced he knows anything about Gronk’s intentions, and I’m not convinced he wouldn’t lie if it meant more attention for himself.

    I’d take it seriously.

    I don’t. I do not take it seriously until I hear it directly from the player’s mouth.

    Likely Gronk had no interest in getting beat up for 28-30 weeks July to February.

    That’s football. If you don’t wanna get hit, you don’t wanna play football. It’s totally understandable. I don’t fault him for retiring. I believe him when he says, “I’m done with football.”

    If he changes his mind, that’s fine. I’m not getting my hopes up for it, and I still think it’s asinine to be hoping for or expecting it. Move on. If something changes, it’s gravy.

  22. Elita Vita Says:

    Let’s get Gronk out of our minds. Just press on without him. Will Brady retire or not retire? Will Gronk return or not return? Will Jameis as a Buc throw or not throw an interception today? Should we keep Jameis or give him up? Let’s get above all this turbulence…..Lets go forward and just play football!!

  23. Riskitbiskit Says:

    So oily!

  24. Thadeus Says:

    Is Julian coming with him ?

  25. Clay Says:

    Everything about Gronk. I understand. His on field chemistry with Gronk is irreplaceable. However, that being said, Tom is Tom. He makes things go with what he’s got. This year, he’s got a lot even without Gronk. If Gronk came back, of course I’d be elated. TE is not my concern with this team. The situation on the O-Line is super scary. Marpet retires. Cappa leaves. Jensen and Stinnie IR. Guys, Tom is a statue. Always has been. I expect 50 pass attempts per game with the backs chipping in on pass protection.

  26. Anonymous Says:

    I’m with Elita Vita says. How often do What ifs happen

  27. TB12FAN Says:

    One of the TEs will probably have an injury by the buy week and GRONK will return. TB12 is going to need his security blanket and some one to block. GRONK just cant play a full season especially at this point in his career.

  28. Hondo Says:

    I’ve had a sneaky suspicion that Gronk would return perhaps in December.

  29. steele Says:

    Rosenhaus won’t rule out, but we should. Forget Gronk. He’s gone. That’s what he declared, many times definitively, and that’s all that matters.

    If he wants to bless the team with his presence, he will have to beg like anyone off the street, and prove he’s in shape, and see if there’s place for him.

    As for Julian. Unless he has new knees, how is he going to play? I’d love to see him reunited with TB12, but he’d go back to the Patriots.

  30. sasquatch Says:

    Hondo Says:
    September 2nd, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    I’ve had a sneaky suspicion that Gronk would return perhaps in December.

    You do? Or are you just regurgitating the ongoing speculation? It’s not exactly all that sneaky if it’s repeated by millions of other people.

  31. Oddball Says:

    Drew doing agent sh!t.

  32. D-Rok Says:

    I love me some Gronk. He, like Brady, has that big-game gene all the greats describe about elite players. Unlike Brady, Gronk is mortal and the game and its hits have taken its toll on his body, eliciting his response of leaving the game. However, if one studies the history of the game, one realizes that sometimes, a beat up older player might still have one last season in them. One recent example is Adrian Peterson, or even Frank Gore. Man, I wish Barry Sanders would have played at least 2 more years!

    Montana, Rice, Favre, Moon…and at the TE position examples would be Gonzalez or Witten or Graham. Guys who were elite and thought they couldn’t possibly go on, but they found a way to play another season. It’s called will-power.

    If Gronk never plays again, I’m so happy for what he accomplished and consider him HOF material. If Gronk does play again, I’d be SO happy to see him play again, even if he sucked.

    I really do not think the Bucs will need Gronk this year – I don’t. But man, if a few injuries happened at TE, and Gronk did come back? That’s must-see TV, Babyyyyyyy….

  33. Buc king Says:

    Gronk will be back..
    Brady blows the horn he will come..
    Well 6 or 7 resigns ready by week 9..plays half the season and balls out

  34. Tony Says:

    They’re gonna bring back either Austin Serferian Jenkins Jerramy Stevens or Kellen Winslow. I’m sure the Glazers can bail Winslow out.

  35. Hodad Says:

    Gronk’s moved on, we should too.

  36. BucsfanFred Says:

    Supposedly Gronk is staying in shape.
    That said, we may want him more, but need him less.

  37. Ed Says:

    Gronk has a life outside of football. Enjoy your retirement and keep selling those shoes, and keep your loveones ahead of football.

  38. Browsing from DC Says:

    Would have loved to see him in training camp. Not as a player but to help with the new TEs by imparting some knowledge and experience on them. Blociking, route running, subtle things that Brady picks up on on, etc.. He may be a loveable, goofy party animal, but his football IQ, especially at his position is top-notch. Bring him back as an assistant or something. He’s supposedly very good at communcating and anaylzing. His presence would at least keep the players loose. Lol.

  39. Steve Gaudreau Says:

    Even his girlfriend doesn’t believe that he is done. It’d be a a shock if he doesn’t return at the bye week. Especially if TB12 calls and says this is it one more push and retire together on top.