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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t believe they can coax Rob Gronkowski to retire a second time.
Adam ESPN’s Schefter reports that the Buccaneers ‘not counting’ on Gronkowski’s return, they Think he “has started his life.” If the Buccaneers are a playoff team, the ball The team initially hoped Tom Brady could convince Gronkowski to make a comeback in 2022. The future Hall of Famer announced his second retirement in June. He initially missed the 2019 season during his first retirement, then came back and played the final two years in Tampa. In all 16 games in a relatively healthy 2020, Gronkowski was in the game last season Seeing his body collapse again. He played in just 12 regular-season games and had 55 catches for 802 yards and six touchdowns. The 33-year-old has a history of serious injuries in his football career, at least Had nine surgeries. In a 2019 interview with CBS News’ Reena Ninan, he estimated he had suffered 20 concussions. Mid-season — even his agent, Drew Rosenhouse — he had been rejecting any hope of a comeback.
“I’m done with football,” Gronkowski told ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “Love the game. Love the game. I’ve been absolutely blessed with all the opportunities the game of football has given me and the relationships I’ve built — obviously, nine seasons in New England and two in Tampa.”
“But I’ve done football and stepped into the business world, business ventures, just to see what’s out there, where can I find me position.” For now, Brady will be without his biggest safety blanket Entering his 45-year-old Bucs offense. With injuries on the offensive line dominating the offseason program and Chris Godwin returning with a torn ACL, it’s arguably Brady’s weakest supporting role since arriving in Tampa.