According to reports coming out of the Combine, the Bucs won’t be the only team vying for Rob Gronkowski’s services. Per The Athletic’s Tim Graham, the Buffalo Bills are reportedly interested in Gronkowski. The future Hall of Famer will be a free agent in a couple weeks. There is still no official word on whether Gronkowski wishes to continue playing football.
The Bills are obviously an ideal landing spot for Gronkowski if he does want to keep playing. The 32-year old grew up in Buffalo, and likely wants to join a contender. Few teams are better positioned for a run to the Super Bowl than the Bills. Gronkowski would fit alongside emerging stud Dawson Knox quite nicely, perhaps acting as the final piece for a thriving Bills offense.
But don’t expect Tampa Bay to go without a fight. The Bucs are very interested in retaining Gronkowski, and the tight end is working out at the team’s facility twice a week.
“We’ll be talking to Rob’s agent here,” Bucs GM Jason Licht said on Tuesday. “Rob just wanted a little time to think about his future. But, once again, he’s another great player at his position. So, I’d be excited if he wanted to come back.”
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay remains committed to re-signing as many free agents as possible. Obviously the Bucs have several priorities, but their tight end room is fairly barren. Former first round pick O.J. Howard is also a free agent, leaving just Cam Brate on the roster. Of course, Tampa Bay could also use their draft resources to find their future starter at tight end. The Bucs have met with a host of tight ends in Indianapolis this week.