It is the beginnings of a crazy pro football season…
And Tom Brady’s fan club is getting bigger every day…
New England Who?
Rob Gronkowski, the All-Pro tight end who left the N.F.L. after the 2018 season, plans to return to the league, this time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Gronkowski, who did not officially retire when he stepped away from the game last March, was traded by his old team, the New England Patriots, to Tampa Bay, where he will be reunited with quarterback Tom Brady, pending a physical examination.
The Patriots will send Gronkowski and a seventh-round pick in this week’s N.F.L. draft to the Buccaneers, and receive a fourth-round pick from Tampa Bay in return.
Brady, 42, who became a free agent for the first time after spending two decades in New England, signed a two-year contract worth as much as $60 million last month with the Buccaneers.
Gronkowski, the game’s most dominant tight end during his nine years in New England, helped the Patriots win three Super Bowl titles. His goofy, frat boy persona off the field made him one of the more colorful players in the league…..