Hall of Fame pass-catcher hinting at availability for Buccaneers
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers offense has been much worse without Rob Gronkowski. Could he be available to return to Tampa to save the day?
There have been a lot of factors that have played into the Buccaneers taking a major step back on offense in 2022.
Between injuries, coaching, and departures, this offense has been one of the most disappointing in franchise history, and it is hard to argue that any departure has hurt the team more than Rob Gronkowski.
Tight ends aren’t exactly the most important pass-catchers in Tampa’s offense, but what Gronk did during his time (when healthy) was extremely impressive while becoming a cornerstone on that team.
The Bucs miss that player now.
The pass-catching group in Tampa has left a lot on the field in 2022. Would Gronk be the x-factor? Perhaps not, but if he was available, the Bucs should jump on the opportunity.
Based on what we have seen recently, maybe Gronk is a bit more open to showing back up than we thought at the start of the season.
The guy that started the year saying he was certainly not coming back has appeared to change his tune.
This very well might be a silly move from Gronk just trying to drum up attention during a lull in his life. That is absolutely on the table and probably is exactly what is happening right now.
However, is there a chance that Gronk does want to come back? It is certainly would track.
Assuming there is any truth to this, the Buccaneers need to jump on this opportunity as soon as possible. There is a major need on this team and Brady needs as many pass-catchers as he can get to put this team in the best position to win games down the stretch to lead into the playoffs.
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