When we last saw Gronk, he was a 29-year-old struggling to a 47-682-3 line in an injury-riddled, 13-game season. He performed well in spurts, but lacked the week-to-week consistency that he had earlier in his career. He finished fairly strong, catching 12 passes for 166 combined yards in the AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs and in the Super Bowl against the Rams. After taking a year off, Gronk has been talked out of retirement by Tom Brady, and he joins a Buccaneers squad that is loaded with talent. I suspect Gronk will be used in a part-time role to keep him healthy for a playoff run, so his days of playing 95% or more of the snaps are probably over, though stranger things have happened. He produced at a low-end TE1 level in 2018 and I’d expect more of the same in 2020.
Dec 10, 2020 · 6:51 PM EST