Tom Brady came out of retirement, however the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not anticipating the very same from Rob Gronkowski.
Heading into Sunday night’s regular-season opener versus the Dallas Cowboys, the Buccaneers are not depending on Gronkowski to go back to play football, sources informed ESPN.
The Buccaneers at first had actually hoped that later on this season, if they remained in the thick of the race for a playoff area, Brady might assist encourage Gronkowski to return. However sources informed ESPN that a minimum of for the time being, up until they hear in a different way, the Buccaneers think that Gronkowski has actually proceeded with his life.
In the not likely situation that Gronkowski would return later on this season, the situations would need to be totally right, according to sources. The five-time Pro Bowl tight end would desire a chance with a Super Bowl container that required him and made a return to the NFL worth his while.
Gronkowski, 33, openly revealed his retirement this previous June, ending an 11-year NFL profession highlighted by 4 Super Bowl champions– all won with Brady.
The Bucs and Brady now will be depending on veterans Cameron Brate and Kyle Rudolph, together with novices Cade Otton and Ko Kieft, at the tight end position.
Although they will lack the 6-foot-6 Gronkowski, the Buccaneers think they have actually included a receiver that can assist make up for his lack. Those who have actually viewed the Buccaneers this summer season were beyond pleased with how 6-foot-3 pass receiver Julio Jones looked and how he bonded with Brady.