He had previously spent the entirety of his NFL career with one team, but future Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski appears ready for life after New England.
Gronk won three Super Bowl rings playing for the Patriots, and given the injuries that had piled up, and all the success he had had, he elected to call it a career, announcing his retirement. But when one of his main bros, Tom Brady, chose to leave the Patriots — an organization known for its control over players, which Gronk didn’t really enjoy — to suit up and join forces with a players’ coach in Bruce Arians, well, Gronk decided to join him, in hopes of winning another ring, and actually have fun doing so.
Gronk has seemed upbeat and excited about the new opportunity over the past few months, and he spoke to reporters for the first time since joining the Bucs on Thursday.
“I feel like I’m supposed to be here…going out there, just playing ball, it feels good,” he began.
“My confidence is going up…I am really glad to be here,” he added.
Although he did add that the heat will take some getting used to.
It will be interesting to see how Gronk is moving, and if he can still outrun guys, given his age, and all the injuries that he had suffered before electing to retire.