Rob Gronkowski will join Tom Brady in Tampa Bay


Welcome to Tampa Brady. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers new Quarterback, Tom Brady, has just set roots in the city of Tampa. In that time, Brady has moved into Derek Jeter’s former house, made a major contribution to Feeding Tampa Bay, launched an All In Challenge that reached bids over $100,000 in just 24 hours.

The latest development concerns Tom Brady’s former New England Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski. Gronk was last seen as one of the hosts of WrestleMania 36 at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the acquisition on April 21 as part of a trade with the New England Patriots. The Buccaneers sent a fourth-round selection (No.139 overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft in exchange for Gronkowski and a 2020 seventh-round pick (No. 241 overall).

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Gronkowski (6-6, 268) spent all nine of his NFL seasons (2010-18) in New England, winning three Super Bowls with the Patriots during that time, while earning five Pro Bowl selections. Over his 115 regular season games, including 100 starts, Gronkowski has hauled in 521 receptions for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns. His receiving touchdowns total is tied for the third-most by a tight end in NFL history, trailing only Antonio Gates (116) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez (111).

Gronkowski and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady spent nine seasons together in New England, combining for 78 touchdowns, a mark which ranks second all-time among quarterback-tight end connections and fifth in league history among all quarterback-receiver duos. The 7,786 regular season passing yards accumulated from Brady to Gronkowski also rank second among all quarterback to tight end combinations, trailing only Philip Rivers/Antonio Gates (9,352).

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Written by Andrew Harlan

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