Rob Gronkowski is opening up about returning to the NFL after a year off.
During a call with press, the football player revealed that he’ll miss not playing for New England Patriots anymore, but is looking forward to Tampa Bay.
“I’m very thankful for the 9 years I had with the New England Patriots,” Rob shared. “I’ve learned so much under that organization…I’m not going to sit here and say its an easy organization to play for.”
He continued, “I know that the NE Patriots, hands down, it is not the easiest place to play but it gets you right. It gets you mentally right, it gets you physically right … but I’m definitely going to take what I’ve learned … and apply it to my daily life, big time.”
Rob also opened up about heading to Tampa Bay with Tom Brady.
“Tom is like the appetizer of the whole meal. He got me hooked when he went down to Tampa.”
“Playing with Tom is special,” he shared. “We have a great chemistry out there and every time we get together, its just like the old days. It doesn’t matter if we take a month off or 6 months apart, we just go out there and we’re throwing the ball just like its a normal practice.”
“I saw what was down there. Just the opportunity to go down there and play with that type of offense. I mean they got some special wide receivers out there, they got other great tight end and let me tell you, I love working with tight ends too so I’m definitely looking forward to that, working with [OJ Howard and Cameron Brate]. That’s definitely going to be a special opportunity. Just blessed to be in this situation.”
The news that Rob was returning and heading to Tampa Bay broke over the weekend.