Gronk Wants To Be Part Of Bucs Franchise

June 10th, 2024

So Rob Gronkowski’s growing business interests and residency roots in the Tampa Bay area are serious.

That was the message from Buccaneers chief operation officer Brian Ford during his recent visit to The JP Peterson Show at

If fact, per Ford, Gronk wants to be a member of the Buccaneers in some form — other than playing tight end.

“He’s just an unbelievable man. He wants to come back to Tampa and be part of this community and be part of this franchise and we are so excited to have him back in the fold. And he’s going to be here,” Ford said.

Last week, Gronk was part of the Bucs’ annual fundraising drive for pediatric cancer.

“He’s definitely going to be one of our captains of the Krewe this coming season,” Ford said of the Bucs’ pregame, in-stadium celebration. “We just have to pick that game. You know, the game themes are special.”

Joe is intrigued by how Gronk might fit in with the Bucs. Obviously, the team can use him as a corporate ambassador in a variety of ways, and to spice up their in-house media.

Gronk is known as a savvy business person, and Joe has no doubt that Gronk sees a lasting relationship with the Bucs as a way to make a heck of a lot more money.

39 Responses to “Gronk Wants To Be Part Of Bucs Franchise”

  1. Todd Says:

    “Even Gronk know that not real money!”

    At Brady’s roast they made Gronk out to be this big, dumb guy.

    Gronk will always have the last laugh. Dude is smart AF!

  2. BucsFan55 Says:

    Go Bucs.

  3. Boss Says:

    Gronk seems like a smart and fun dude. unlike what taylor swifts BF who looks like a drunken idiot

  4. SlyPirate Says:

    Gronk spent a decade in Boston and just a few seasons in Tampa, yet he wants to be part of this organization. Says a lot.

  5. DS Says:

    Seems like Brady Gronk AB and Fournette playing for the Bucs was all a dream still can’t believe it

  6. BucU Says:

    What Boss said. DITTO.

  7. Citrus County Says:

    This proves to me that the Glazer family has finally achieved the building of a solid foundation for this franchise. “The Gronk” likely could be part of any organization he would choose. It also reflects highly on the Tampa area. Perhaps many valuable lessons were learned over the past several years.

    My only concern that could potentially keep the Bucs from a long period of sustained success is a constant turnover at OC. But, based on what I see from my distant perch, I suspect the Glazers have a good plan in order.

    I didn’t think I would see the day. If only the owners as a whole would see to some reforms at the league level and return the game back to it’s purest and non-political form.

  8. Citrus County Says:

    Yep, I knew that one innocent word would offend the algorithm.

  9. Booger Says:

    Yeah, I mean, exactly! Why wouldn’t he and why would the Bucs not want him!? It just seems like, and feels like the perfect match. He has been a great fit for Tampa Bay, & vice versa. I look forward to a wonderful relationship. He will make a TON of $$$$$ just from promoting the area, not including his future investment opportunities throughout the region. I couldn’t think of a better promoter for Tampa Bay & the Bucs!!!!

  10. JimBobBuc Says:

    I hope the Bucs play well enough that Gronk can highlight us in his network football coverage and give the Bucs much needed positive light.

  11. M1K3_Fanclub Says:

    Keep training Gronk! We’ll need you for the playoff run!

  12. Proudbucsfan Says:

    Throw him in as tight end coach those kids could learn a boatload from Gronk.

  13. Greg Says:

    I think it’s hysterical that he’s perceived as a Neanderthal. I think he projects that on purpose to an extent. He’s a smart guy.

  14. Biggun Says:

    Gronk is a very good businessman, the media likes to portray him as a big dumba$$ which he is very from being that! Reminds me how the media portrayed Terry Bradshaw…

  15. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Come on down Grover, be my neighbor!

  16. heyjude Says:

    Yes! And I am intrigued too.

    Last week watching the Bucs’ annual fundraising drive for pediatric cancer I kept thinking what a down to earth guy Gronk is. I remember around 2015, Gronk saying that he hadn’t spent any of his signing or NFL contract money. Instead he lived off his endorsement money and didn’t need extravagant items. I think he has businesses with his brothers too. Smart man.

  17. Pryda30 Says:

    The man is a legend and won a Superbowl Championship for our beloved Buccaneers !! 2 Tuddies! Deserved!

  18. Irishmist Says:

    For someone in Gronk’s tax bracket, the Massachusetts state income tax rate is 9%. In FL. 0%. He’s no fool.

  19. John Lee Pedimore Says:

    Love to see Gronk here. Boss you don’t have to be a dk

  20. Boss Says:


    who here does not think TK is shrek on a football field?

  21. HC Grover Says:

    Gronk is a Champ.

  22. Davey Says:

    Hire him Joe! I would love to see him with a weekly article.

  23. Jake been there since the beginning Says:

    Gronk has always had the playful attitude and seems like a pretty good guy. I would like him to be a part of the Bucs for sure. Think he could give the tightends some pointers??

  24. Obvious Says:

    I haven’t read anyone else’s two cents yet but right off the bat I’ve got to say this is Good News. First off, everybody wants to make a dollar so no surprises there. TONS of Savy businessmen are all over Florida and have been.

    What the BEST news is for “the fans” and Of course the organization is that a Legend such as Gronk wants to represent the Buccaneers. He brings legitimate weight in the “popularity” aspect that it seems we have almost always been missing out on. A feel of “where’s the party at” with a SOLID ANSWER.

    This is have changed MUCH since Licht was FINALLY given the Full OK to run it as he saw fit and he’s driven it to a point of LEGITIMACY that this organization has NEVER had before. We couldn’t buy an ounce of being the “REAL DEAL” even after having one of the MOST PROLIFIC defenses the world has ever seen that won us our first Super Bowl…. You know why? Because the buccaneers instantly started to collapse after that year and STAYED on its knees for what, ALMOST TWO DECADES since then!

    Since Licht has taken over, BAM! POW! BOMB! We are fighting and clawing our way into minds and mouths across the world at the “disappointment” of media who SURE like to dismiss us each and every year. They are still trying their best (that’s for sure) but NOPE! THE BUCS WIN AGAIN! They are starting to look around for other whipping boys because they’re claims just HAVEN’T PANNED OUT IN YEARS!

    We are to the point that guys like Gronk and ALL his name recognition have decided that Tampa Bay IS the place he wants to be and represent and stake his claim.


  25. Biff Barker Says:

    I miss Gronk as a player. The bigger the stage, the bigger he became!

    You realize how really great he was when you try to replace him.
    Smart guy, fun too. The team needs it’s legacy players.

  26. toad bowels Says:

    I’d like to see him come in as a special lecturer during training camp to work with the TE and WR on their blocking and route running..

  27. BucaneroJim Says:

    Rumor is Gronk wants to be the Bucs new male cheerleader. Told the Glazers he wants to “hoist the pie high in the sky on the palm of my hand, while the turf tickles my bare feet”. Negotiations are being worked out.

  28. Bakersbucs says Says:

    Buccaroo jim u r a moron

  29. Agroyboy Says:

    Im pretty sure he’s mother lives here. Most likely a big reason he wants to be in tampa.

  30. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Was thinking the same thing Sly Pirate. The fun loving Gronk will definitely make the fanboos happy because he won’t snob Mayfield like Brady and will include him in his fun and foolishness. Gronk will definitely bring a levity that left when he did.

  31. unbelievable Says:

    He’s always said that he loved the Tampa area, so this doesn’t totally surprise me but it’s still cool to hear / see. And it shows that some ppl are finally giving this franchise a bit of respect, which hasn’t been seen around here in a looooooong long time (if ever).

    Maybe he can suit up for a playoff run too lol (Hey, we can all dream?).

    As for this “debate” between him and Kelce – they are both 2 of the best to ever play the position. Generational talents. Both seem like good dudes as well. If you hate one of them, it’s probably because you’re jealous.

  32. Debbie⁴ Says:

    I would love to see Gronk back in the beach chair going one on one with different Bucs. I could imagine him asking Lavonte which is most important, offense or defense, while cooling his toes in a baby pool. He was truly the funny man that made the Tommy and Gronky show work.

  33. CleanHouse Says:

    DS Exactly

  34. stpetebucfan Says:

    I’m not sure why taxes keep coming up. The wealthy do not pay taxes like the rest of us. Brackets are meaningless. ACCOUNTANTS are everything!

    Now if a dude is set on doing it all on his own perhaps taxes bite him, but I suspect Gronk has GREAT advisors. Brady doesn’t seem to concerned with tax rates in Mass.

  35. SenileSenior Says:

    I have the fantasy that our franchise steals the title “America’s Team” some day. 😔 LOL

  36. Dave Pear Says:

    Love the Gronkster. What a joy he was to watch in a Bucs uniform. Put him on the staff, Glazers!

  37. ModHairKen Says:

    Corporate ambassador? Get him in the front office. This guy knows what makes a great player.

  38. Ranger Says:

    When did Brady snob Mayfield? 🤔… This is a self invented perspective I assume

  39. JK Says:

    Tampa Bay is a class organization. What a breath if fresh air coming from Cleveland with Baker


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