Nine seasons of impressive team and person achievements characterized Rob Gronkowski’s autumns with the New England Patriots.
However, it was 9 seasons with the exact staff.
In the end, it was a change of a scenery and a get started anew that propelled the upcoming Corridor of Fame tight conclude to return from retirement and be part of Tom Brady with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“As a participant, you normally want to see what it is like someplace else,” Gronkowski told Boston radio WEEI, via the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. “(I) imagined of that ahead of, absolutely right after playing 9 yrs in the NFL and I also considered about it when I came out of retirement.
“This is an prospect to go see what it is really like somewhere else, to go see what it truly is like in the NFL on a further squad. There is so many gamers that bounce all over on so lots of different teams. I cherished my time in New England, no question about it. But it was an additional possibility that presented.”
Although the appeal and ease and comfort of actively playing with Brady the moment more was undeniably engaging, Gronkowski was adamant that there was no preexisting plan for him to come out of retirement and join Brady in the functions beforehand.
“No, we hardly ever really talked about that in advance of,” Gronkowski claimed. “It sort of just happened. (With) my retirement and him hitting absolutely free agency, it just kind of lined up like that.”
Brady’s signing with the Buccaneers despatched shock waves as a result of the league and ignited the Bucs’ admirer base. The addition of Gronk furthered the pleasure and expectation. The 31-12 months-aged Gronk, who dabbled in professional wrestling with Globe Wrestling Amusement alongside with myriad Television internet hosting gigs although he was retired, signed a a single-property pact with Tampa for $9 million.
Regardless of the motivating components and how it all arrived to be, Gronkowski’s back again and he is with a new staff in a new conference.
Behind him, Gronkowski has 3 Tremendous Bowl titles with New England, 5 Pro Bowls and 79 touchdowns amongst quite a few accolades and spectacular stats. In front of him, effectively that’s what all the excitement’s about.