Rob Gronkowski is reportedly returning to the NFL after a year of retirement from the Patriots.
However, when he returns, it probably won’t be with that team.
ESPN is reporting that Rob told the Patriots, who he was still under contract with at the time of his retirement, that he wanted back in, but also wanted to reunite with Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The deal worked out says that the Patriots are trading both Rob and a seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers. In return, New England will get a fourth-round pick from Tampa.
Tom officially signed to Tampa Bay in March.
Trade, pending physical: Patriots are trading TE Rob Gronkowski and a seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers for a fourth-round pick, source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2020