Buccaneers get good news on important missing piece for 2022

Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Buccaneers fans don’t need to worry about Rob Gronkowski.

Not that this ever needed to be said, but the Buccaneers have nothing to worry about on the Rob Gronkowski front with Tom Brady back on the team.

Yes, Gronk is the type of player to keep his cards close to the vest on all matters related to free agency, but his most recent comments should be more than enough to let Bucs fans relax.

According to JC Cornell on Twitter, Gronk has said that while he is split on returning this year, the only team he would play for in 2022 is the Buccaneers.

This is absolutely good news.

For starters, we can all cross the idea of having to play against Gronk during the regular season or in the playoffs off the list of potential futures. The thought of having to see Gronk suit up for an already-stacked Bills roster was hard enough on its own, so it is nice that this statement can at least slow that train down.

Without having to worry about another team, this almost all but assures that Gronkowski will be back with the Buccaneers one way or another this fall. While he may not come out and say it, let’s not ignore the facts of this offseason.

Tom Brady is back. Gronk is coming off a great season with more left in the tank. There still appears to be an outside chance that Julian Edelman also comes to town (but this is very small).

Gronk isn’t playing for records or money. He isn’t even chasing rings. The goal at this point is to have fun playing with Tom Brady, and this only comes in Tampa right now.

Rob Gronkowski may have fun playing it cool and not letting anyone in on what his plans are for the future, but let’s not pretend for a second that he will easily be able to give up on catching passes from Tom Brady this soon.

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