Will Rob Gronkowski return to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2022 NFL season? Now that Tom Brady is back and Bruce Arians has moved on from the head coaching spot, it’s the last real burning question that the franchise had heading into the preseason.
Friday, Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said the “status quo” remains the same while they await a decision from Gronk. And as far as when anyone should expect an update, he says there is no timetable on when the tight end will make a decision.
Bucs HC Todd Bowles says it’s “status quo” with Rob Gronkowski, who remains undecided about whether to play in 2022. He said he’s been no timetable when Gronk will make a decision.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) May 13, 2022
It’s understood that Gronk is deciding between whether or not to retire (again) or return to Tampa Bay. He has said that he has no plans to play for any other team. After helping win a Super Bowl title in 2020, he’s coming off a reason in which he garnered 55 receptions for 802 yards and six touchdowns.
“It’s just the Bucs,” Gronkowski told TMZ. “Love that organization, man. Love the guys there. It’s family over there.”
Some have also wondered if he knows he will return but he’s just waiting until OTAs are over so that he doesn’t have to participate.
While we wait to find out whether or not the future Hall of Famer will play at least one more season in the NFL, there are certainly plenty of opinions and reactions around the NFL world about it.
Gronk is the Brett Favre of our generation and I love it! https://t.co/onj2l5xmNh
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 14, 2022
I don’t know why we’re all pretending not to know that he’s just skipping offseason workouts. https://t.co/kD0LM8jz86
— Cory Draper (@ThePlayReaction) May 14, 2022
— Will Blackmon 🍷 (@WillBlackmon) May 14, 2022
whenever gronk commits to returning to tampa, it's definitely not going to be a weekend night https://t.co/mJJHrPK63P
— Denny Carter (@CDCarter13) May 14, 2022
Gronk will let everyone know when Gronk is good and ready.