In a whirlwind of activity that came out of nowhere on Tuesday, the New England Patriots have agreed to trade recently un-retired tight end Rob Gronkowski and a seventh round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a fourth round pick, pending a physical, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It is unclear whether the Bucs were trading their earlier fourth round pick (No. 117) or their later fourth round pick (No. 139) to acquire Gronkowski. For that matter, it is also unknown which of the Patriots two seventh round picks, No. 231 or No. 242, is being included in the trade.

The pending trade caps off an insane 40 minutes in which NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport kicked off the news cycle by announcing that not only was Rob Gronkowski suddenly planning to un-retire, but he was doing so in order to reunite with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, not to return to New England.

40 minutes later, the trade was officially announced by Schefter, with Rapoport later adding that Gronkowski had already taken his physical, and as long as there were no red flags, the trade would become official shortly.

Gronkowski last saw the field in 2018, when injuries had clearly slowed him to a degree, which was a major part of his decision to retire last March. Time will tell if Gronkowski can return to his dominant on-field form now that he has taken some necessary time away from the game to recover physically, but the reuniting of perhaps the two best players at their positions in NFL history in Brady and Gronk can’t help but get us all a little excited for a fun season in Tampa Bay.

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chefboho
1 year ago

The stars are aligning people. They didn’t even have to trade Howard. I still think him or Brate will be traded before or during the draft, but got damn! How do you defend against this offense? I’m beyond words and us longtime Bucs fans could use a great season or two. We are long over due! Lol. What an off season. All you Licth haters gotta give the man credit. He’s going all in.

Bucko40
Reply to  chefboho
1 year ago

Can you imagine if the Bucs add another top WR prospect in the draft?

BigSombrero
Reply to  chefboho
1 year ago

All the years I hated the Patriots and Brady because it felt like it was a rigged system. Now it’s rigged for Tampa to win a home superbowl! Feels great!

EricNV
Reply to  BigSombrero
1 year ago

Don’t jinx it Sombrero!

bucballer
Reply to  chefboho
1 year ago

Here here Chef! I feel the same! If we get a starting OLineman or two and a starting/chance to start RB… then Wow! This has just become a very dangerous team! More importantly, they bring a change of culture! A winning culture! This is not bad at all!

EricNV
Reply to  chefboho
1 year ago

The Bucs offense now features 4 All-Pros. Loving it!

Buc stops here
1 year ago

I saw this on Patriot Wire first. The big concern is can he stay healthy. It is a hope and a prayer that this is the case at this point. Two years older and he was in a lot of pain his last season. If it goes well sure, it could be great. But it also could be an “old folks home” play that goes nowhere. Past history of the Patriots and Tampa – Tampa has always gotten the short end of the deal. I truly hope this is not the case again. https://patriotswire.usatoday.com/2020/04/21/report-patriots-buccaneers-agree-on-trade-for-rob-gronkowski/

Buc stops here
Reply to  Buc stops here
1 year ago

By the way, someone’s contract will need to change – they don’t have the cap space for Gronk as it stands.

Spitfire
Reply to  Buc stops here
1 year ago

If that happens it happens. Unlike when he was with the Pats we don’t need him to be the primary part of our offense. A 4th rounder for him is nothing so it’s worth the risk. If nothing else Brady has a Buddy and someone he’s comfortable with right off the bat. Plus having another Super Bowl Champion on the team is priceless. This is a win win no matter what. It would be different if we had to trade Howard or a 1st rounder. There’s benefit here no matter what.

Spitfire
Reply to  Spitfire
1 year ago

Plus, he may have been in pain in 2018, but his year off hopefully did wonders. Doubt he would want to come back if he was still in the same pain.

Makski13
Reply to  Spitfire
1 year ago

Hopefully! Cross your fingers. Why wouldn’t he come back, it’s easy money and he gets to play with his buddy Tom. If he doesn’t make it the whole season, he still gets paid. Much bigger risk for us than him. I just hope he truly is healthy, then it would be a GREAT pick-up!

IDGABuc
Reply to  Buc stops here
1 year ago

I Love this move! They reportedly already gave him a physical so I’m guessing he feels better! As far as the Bucs always getting the short end of the stick in Patriot trades w/ us, I disagree. I remember the Mankins trade fondly. Looking back, it feels like a good deal for the Bucs, who got a former All-Pro, (I believe) & a winning vet, all at a position of need who, after he got over his initial shock (Granted his “initial shock” lasted most of a season..) was a great asset. Too bad the Bucs didn’t win with him,… Read more »

Naplesfan
Reply to  Buc stops here
1 year ago

The Gronk isn’t “old” – he’s 30, for gosh sakes, played just 9 seasons in the league. Tony Gonzalez played 13 seasons as a tight end, Jason Witten played 16 seasons. Greg Olsen 13 seasons. Depending upon how he may be affected by future, Rob Gronkowski could easily play another four to five seasons.

PewterPose
1 year ago

Holy $h!t!!

FLBoy84
1 year ago

“a liitle excited”??? “Geeked” is a more apt term… :)

Itch
1 year ago

Seems like a reasonable deal. Will certainly give Brady a familiar target while he gets used to his new weapons. Add a pass receiving back (Swift???) and we will make defense heads swim.

Bucko40
1 year ago

Hot Damn. Pending Physical though. This is why Howard or Brate haven’t been moved yet. Crazy good times are coming to Tampa Bay. Let’s Go Bucs.

chefboho
Reply to  Bucko40
1 year ago

On bleacher report they said he already passed. It’s a done deal my friend

Gatordoc1
Reply to  Bucko40
1 year ago

I’ll sign off on the physical just to say that Gronk is a Buc. Coronavirus can not go away fast enough. How much for seats at training camp? I’ll bring the beer.

chefboho
Reply to  Gatordoc1
1 year ago

I was just mentioning how hard it’ll be for me to get a ticket to come to a home game this year. My brother and I usually go to one home game every year. We live in South Carolina. I might have to find someone on the inside this year lol

danielob
Reply to  chefboho
1 year ago

My mother in law has tickets she doesn’t use, 4 home games, let me know, danielob1414@gmail.com. Good seats on the lower bowl, close to the 50 yard line.

chefboho
Reply to  danielob
1 year ago

Hell yes I will. Thank you so much for that offer my dude. I’ll see the schedule and make arrangements for what works for you and your mother in law. 👍🏼

BigSombrero
1 year ago

Edelman next?

geno711
Reply to  BigSombrero
1 year ago

I saw that Julian Edelman unfollowed Tom Brady on Instagram after the trade today. Sounds like he was not in the know and was upset by it.

Pretty interesting.

BigSombrero
Reply to  geno711
1 year ago

Interesting. It felt like they were getting the gang back together.

Gronk will be an upgrade to OJ’s hands of stone. Trade him for a 3rd or a 4th and call it a day.

Naplesfan
Reply to  BigSombrero
1 year ago

You keep writing that stupid “hands of stone” comment. OJ Howard has an excellent career catch rate at 67.1%, which is the only stat that matters, and better than Cam Brate’s (66.6%) and much better than Mike Evans (55.3%).

Drop rate is a meaningless stat.

Makski13
Reply to  BigSombrero
1 year ago

Noooo. Too many elderly players already. If Tom can’t manage with the weapons we have in place already then we are in trouble! Not enough balls to go around as it is.

buc in indy
1 year ago

Do you think we still trade OJ? I think Gronk is on a 1 yr deal

red816
1 year ago

This is incredible!!! WOW. WOW. WOW.

surferdudes
Reply to  red816
1 year ago

Very possible we have a shortened season, with way less practice time. That can only help our older vets. You know like the GOAT himself, Suh, JPP, stay away from the fireworks bother, and Holly Shit!! The Gronk!!

Spitfire
1 year ago

I’m psyched. Hopefully his contract his manageable but a 4th rounder isn’t much to worry about! Now, no matter what kind of offseason program we have, Brady has someone he knows better than anyone. Very cool! Why not right?!

flashgordon
1 year ago

This is almost getting ridiculous. . . . I’m a little struck that Belichick chose to cooperate on this. Obviously, I’ll take it.

It’s already been pretty exciting with Tom Brady; i’m hearing players are admitting a lot of stuff about Tom. Bucs have lost a lot of great characters in the last year or so; so, it’s good to get Gronk in here!

Makski13
Reply to  flashgordon
1 year ago

Maybe Belichick knows something we don’t. Maybe he knows there isn’t much left in the tank. That is usually how the Pats operate on letting players go.

Dave
Reply to  Makski13
1 year ago

Well it’s more about, he was only coming out of retirement to play for the Bucs, otherwise he was just gonna stay retired. Smart for the Pats. Might as well get something for him. Probably could have gotten a 3rd, but that’s nitpicking.

dexfields22
1 year ago

So now all of a sudden we didn’t really have weapons?We don’t need Gronkowski..we now will pay him that 10 million left on his contract.

chefboho
Reply to  dexfields22
1 year ago

On what planet do you not need a multiple super bowl winning player with great character in your clubhouse? Maybe this’ll get O.J. Howard’s but in gear. This is a great move no matter how you look at it.

magoobee
Reply to  dexfields22
1 year ago

I’m sure Gronk is restructuring the contract.

Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

Wow…this is surprising.

Boca James (Boca Raton Florida)
1 year ago

Holy Shit!!! Bye OJ it appears and I think the NE boys want to win one without the Patriots Way or Bellichick Way umbrella or tag.
GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dude
Reply to  Boca James (Boca Raton Florida)
1 year ago

Probably more like bye, bye Cam Brate, since O.J. is still on his rookie contract. If I was the Bucs, because of that, I would keep all 3. No telling when someone will go down with an injury.

MudManVA
1 year ago

🤯🤭 speechless

ScottC543
1 year ago

Unfreaking real!

Captain Sly
Reply to  ScottC543
1 year ago

Gronk was un-guardable when he retired last year, surely he’s got plenty more gas in the tank!

Mee Loopa
1 year ago

WTF? Why? Why trade for an oft injured, party-lovin’ former player, who’s getting slower every snap. For a 4th rounder? For a retired player? Come on meathead, you can do better, don’t you? I don’t like it!We allready hat 2 above average TEs – both younger. Do we really need all the former Pats over here? Ok with one of them, but Gronk too. We had our own faces of the the franchise, now these sunnyboys and media darlings getting all the spotlight – it’s so un-Buc-ish. What’s going to happen in 2 years? I’d rather draft some depth in… Read more »

The Vicness
Reply to  Mee Loopa
1 year ago

Because #1, he knows how to win. #2, our new QB who will have very little practice time with his new teammates already have rapport. #3, Cam is always hurt, and OJ can’t catch. So maybe you split the reps, put Gronk in on important downs, but pace him out. I’ll take a Gronk at 60% over what we’ve been having. Maybe it will keep Cam healthy and his redzone production goes up.

magoobee
Reply to  Mee Loopa
1 year ago

Just keep him out of Mons Venus

danielob
Reply to  magoobee
1 year ago

Probably one reason he signed with us, ha ha.

Dude
Reply to  danielob
1 year ago

He’s also owned a house in south Tampa for many years, and is part owner of an Italian restaurant here. Gronk knows Tampa Bay!

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Mee Loopa
1 year ago

I guess you like not being in the playoffs, being the laughing stock of the NFL, having no respect from teams, other players, and being happy with 8-8. Thats what being buc-ish has looked like since gruden left. Sorry, but we need talent that’s been there, done that. Also, please get it out of your head that gronk is going to be asked to be the focal point of the offense because he’s not. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin will take a ton of pressure off gronk.

mjmoody
1 year ago

Macabee I truly miss you sir. I’d really appreciate your wisdom right about now. The Bucs are building a team of hollow has beens. The Broncos won a Super Bowl with Manning and now where are they? No where. It’s like the rock concert where the lead singer checks the notes on the back of his guitar to see where he is. Nobody rocks like Bampa Tay!!! The hypocrisy is thick. Trade OJ we don’t use a TE in our system…hey we got Gronk. I’m lost in it. We draft a 2ndary because we don’t have one and fans hate… Read more »

BucWonder
Reply to  mjmoody
1 year ago

I knew someone would find the dark lining in this silver cloud. Well done. Trading a 4th is hardly mortgaging the future. Bucs traded two 1sts, two 2nds and 8 million for Gruden. That’s what is called mortgaging the future.

I too would love to hear Macabee’s take on this. R.I. P. It would be factual, not emotional, and I think positive.

Go Bucs!

mjmoody
Reply to  BucWonder
1 year ago

I don’t see the negativity in my post. It wasn’t my intention. Pointing out a crack in the wall is what I was trying to do. It’s not the pick, or the trade. It’s the short term solution at QB, at HC that has me concerned. The idea that the Bucs’ should trade away young talent for old has beens. EX: I love Suh at DT. I wanted it since we missed him in the draft. He is a short term answer. KC is the new positive model. Cowboys are the sad example of trying to force a draft to… Read more »

FLBoy84
Reply to  mjmoody
1 year ago

There’s talented youth all over this roster, with more to be added in just a few short days. We have aging vets in Brady and Suh and only 6 other guys 29 or older. There’s likely to be a young QB added to groom either this draft or the next. Relax and have a cold one, being awful moody there mj…

43 Is Only Old in Human Years
Reply to  mjmoody
1 year ago

I’m with you, win now = lose later

Naplesfan
Reply to  43 Is Only Old in Human Years
1 year ago

Winning is winning. Winning now always beats losing now, and nearly every season for the last decade.

magoobee
1 year ago

If the Bucs are giving up pick 139, it is worth the 1 year rental.

I would assume the Bucs must have a trade in place for OJ Howard, then Gronk will get Howard’s money.

Makski13
Reply to  magoobee
1 year ago

Howard’s money isn’t even close to covering Gronk’s. He will have to restructure to get him under the cap.

Naplesfan
Reply to  magoobee
1 year ago

Howard is paid peanuts – $2M this season.

More likely the Bucs trade away Brate now with Gronk on board. Brate is a lot more expensive than Howard, and he does not block nearly as well as Howard. Brate is only played on passing downs while Howard is on the field for nearly every offensive play.

magoobee
Reply to  Naplesfan
1 year ago

First, Howard’s Cap Hit is $3.5 not 2M.

Here are the options. Trade Brate for a 7rd pick because the Bucs can’t just cut him because 100% of his contract will go against the cap. This is a pure salary dump and teams will know it.

Trade Howard for hopefully 2nd, probably 3rd round pick. At least here a team has the 1 year of Howard under the rookie deal, then a 5th year option.

Of course Gronk will be restructuring his contract.

SappAttack
1 year ago

betting we trade Howard to move up in the first for Wills

Dman
1 year ago

Pretty amazing. Gotta hope he can stay healthy. Expecting he’ll miss games with injuries I’d keep Brate since he’s the more reliable receiver. But…. Howard is cheaper and can block and catch. Do we keep Howard to train under Gronk? Can see it going either way.

magoobee
Reply to  Dman
1 year ago

Problem next year OJ Howard is FA unless the Bucs pick up the 5th year option

Captain Sly
Reply to  magoobee
1 year ago

The guess here is that Gronk splits out and plays in the WR3 roll drawing in a safety which is a mismatch even after retiring…
Clearly TB12 is running the show on offense now while BA & Licht work hard to get players that fit his tempo….
If there were anyone left out to dry it was Byron Leftwich!

FLBoy84
Reply to  Captain Sly
1 year ago

Not sure how Leftwich is left out to dry. Presuming Brady produces as expected, being the OC for a 5K 30TD QB in Winston and for Brady only pads his resume. He’ll also be adding to his knowledge-base and playbook working with TB12 the next 2-3 years. That’s a win for Leftwich, who may even end up being the next Bucs HC for all we know once BA retires again.

Michael76
1 year ago

Leggett will be looking for a New Jersey number (if still around)

Horse
1 year ago

So I guess this is an all-in message for the Super Bowl? What’s to me like the Patriots got us again. Now everyone knows that we must trade Howard and we won’t get as much for him. Why did they do this at this particular time before the draft? We don’t even know if if he has any gas left in his tank.

BUC FOR LIFE
Reply to  Horse
1 year ago

HOLY HANNA! FLABERGASTED! EVERYONE ONE JUST STAY HOME!
LET’S GET THIS SEASON STARTED! TAMPA…..BAY…. TAMPA…..BAY…. TAMPA…..BAY….. I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR IT AND CHANT IT! GOOOOOOOOOO BUCS

magoobee
1 year ago

If the Bucs are trying to move OJ Howard. Here are the teams needing a TE, in order of need, GB,DAL,NE,IND,TEN,AZ,NYJ,WAS,CAR

Figure the Bucs want a 2nd, the teams are probably offering a 3rd.

Green Bay is the most obvious choice because they have 10 draft picks.

Dman
Reply to  magoobee
1 year ago

Throw in the worthless 7th we got from NE and get that RD2 pick for Howard.

magoobee
Reply to  Dman
1 year ago

Actually the 7th, will get a QB to take Griffin’s $1.75m off the books

Makski13
Reply to  magoobee
1 year ago

Now with the Gronk deal, we can probably only expect a 4th or 5th? I’m thinking a fourth? Only good news there is it would be a 4th to replace the one we lost in the Gronk deal. I hope the trade is for our second fourth round pick, that would be much easier to swallow.

pinkstob
1 year ago

If this move signals the end of O.J. Howard I’m in favor of it. He’s slower than Howard at this point but Gronk can catch and block which is more than I can say for Howard. I just hope Gronkowski has healed over the last year because he looked like he was in pain running his routes the last time I saw him play.

danielob
1 year ago

NFL network absolutely blowing up with the news, it is exciting. The only thing that sticks in my mind is that we will have to change the offense to accomodate Gronk and Brate, I think that OJ is a goner, traded somewhere during the draft. Auchlar still will make it as a blocking Tight End but some of our other guys are looking at the practice squad. Too bad, I think Tanner Hudson really has some upside, hope he can stick as the 4th tight end. Think we still need a third wide out in the draft, since we are… Read more »

Makski13
Reply to  danielob
1 year ago

Yeah, with Gronk here, and if we get a receiving back, there is NO WAY that Evans and Godwin get 1000 yds each? Not enough balls to go around.

Jdgamble31
1 year ago

Man !!! This has to be the greatest Bucs offseason of all time!!

Unreal !

Now just pray for football !

Gooo Bucs !!!

geno711
1 year ago

Some New England Patriot Reddit fan opinions: I know this is just emotions, but I feel so upset about Brady and Gronk for some reason. What makes it feel worse is we don’t have any replacements. We have no idea what we’ve got in Stidham, really. And we don’t have a tight end that going to make a big impact. I’m pissed because having gronk back with Brady would have solved part of the pats issue of lack of weapons. So gronk not wanting to come out of retirement until oh look Brady’s in a nice weather party state, helps… Read more »

IDGABuc
Reply to  geno711
1 year ago

LMAO

Pit of misery
1 year ago

A 4th is nothing! We moved up and used a 2nd on a kicker! Stop crying some people will bitch about any and everything!

MikeJ813
1 year ago

one of the wildest offseasons ive seen as a buc fan. Fingers crossed for a healthy season, sky is the limit

seat26
1 year ago

We now have 4 or 5 TEs that could start, on a Team that doesn’t use TEs.

43 Is Only Old in Human Years
Reply to  seat26
1 year ago

Maybe one of them can play running back

bucballer
1 year ago

The key to remember here is that it had a minimal cost. If Brady wanted this then I don’t see a problem in the Bucs trying to make their new QB a little more comfortable back there. Win- win move I think! Interesting times in Tampa Bay fo sure! Jonesing for the draft, only 2 days away! We r playing with the devil with age, but when was the last time Jane Castor made the national news! Strange days indeed! Go Bucs!

BrooklynBucsFan
1 year ago

I’m not sure why people are feeling so negative about this, it’s only a 4th round pick. As far as the money goes, we paid Brate 7-8 mil or so last year to play sparingly, so 10 Mil for Gronkowski as a situational/safety net for Brady doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. And as others have already mentioned, that’s a good idea considering the preseason will be shorted because of current events. I’m also sure we’ll unload one of our TEs to make some room for that salary as well and hopefully for some draft capital. I also… Read more »

43 Is Only Old in Human Years
1 year ago

I am worried about the future of the Bucs, very worried. I grew up and Florida but live in Northern VA, “Redskin Country”. For years have watched them win the off season by signing the “the greatest of all times” and for years what they signed was “past their primes”. The win now attitude often leads to the lose later reality. When most teams would be planning on a future after a 45 year old Quarterback, we are looking to start our future with one. We celebrate bring in a 31 year old, often injured tight-end who has played the… Read more »

BrooklynBucsFan
Reply to  43 Is Only Old in Human Years
1 year ago

Brady’s contract is for 2 years and Gronkowski is for 1 year. That’s hardly mortgaging the future. Their contracts won’t hold any dead money and we have two years to draft a young QB. At worst, we’ve mortgaged the next two years.

43 Is Only Old in Human Years
Reply to  BrooklynBucsFan
1 year ago

Sure, I’ll bite…..We’ll see this weekend, did we draft the next QB? Did we trade Howard or Brate? Maybe we will and I will be proven wrong, my guess is either we trade one of our tight ends and some draft picks to move up and draft a tackle or we stand pat and draft a receiver. Probably option two since the only thing we are good at is fixing what isn’t broke.

Naplesfan
Reply to  BrooklynBucsFan
1 year ago

We don’t know which fourth round pick was traded, but we have two because we picked up an extra due to losing Kwan Alexander, and we also got a seventh rounder. So think of the Gronk trade this way: we traded an OK linebacker for the GOAT of tight ends.

Virtually every national media writer is grading this trade as a big win for the Bucs and a loss for the Pats.

IDGABuc
Reply to  43 Is Only Old in Human Years
1 year ago

There’s a HUGE difference between Tampa and Washington you’re seeming to forget. While we have the Glazers (Super Bowl winner) and Licht and Bruce Arians (Super Bowl winner) and Tom Brady (6 TIME SUPER BOWL WINNER) AND Gronkowski (What, a 3x Super Bowl winner) with a talented team around them while.the Redskins have.. Uh. Lemme check.. Oh, that’s right!! Daniel Snyder! Who won’t stop jumping in the pool with the big boys despite NOT KNOWING HOW TO SWIM!! And an about to be great defensive line! IF you’re OWNER doesn’t F things up again! So quit your whining! We just… Read more »

Naplesfan
Reply to  43 Is Only Old in Human Years
1 year ago

NOW you’re “worried about the Bucs”. WTF? Have you been in a coma the last decade, the losingest professsional sports franchise in all professional sports, not just the NFL?

Winning now always beats the living shit out of losing now and losing forever.

43 Is Only Old in Human Years
1 year ago

The other thought I have is that I am not a Patriot fan, if we want to recreate the Patriots in Tampa in only shows how inept our Ownership, GM, and Coaching really are. The next move will obviously to bring in Belichick, since he was the one who drafted these players originally.

43 Is Only Old in Human Years
Reply to  43 Is Only Old in Human Years
1 year ago

Thumb me down all you want, I am a Buccaneer fan, what uniform will Brady wear in the hall of fame? He is a Patriot, will always be remembered as a Patriot, and will be in the hall of fame as a Patriot! We rent him for a couple of years of nothing to prove football and hope that since we are trying to “get the band back together” we can make the Bucs the Patriots; not by the skill of our GM or coaching but by simply signing their past their prime stars

Naplesfan
Reply to  43 Is Only Old in Human Years
1 year ago

Sorry, but you sound literally insane, at least football insane.

Recreating the most successful NFL franchise in the league history by taking the GOAT quarterback and the best tight end in NFL history is, like, GOOD, not bad.

In your world up is down, left is right, competent is inept.

Dave
Reply to  43 Is Only Old in Human Years
1 year ago

Theres signing past their prime players, and than there’s signing 1st ballot slam dunk HOF’ers that are at their best in the biggest games, and have a chip on their shoulder. Even at 43, Brady’s competitive fire is still unmatched. And our next move is to sign Belichick? You do realize that there is a reason why Brady and Gronk are here right? Brady couldn’t get out of NE and away from Bill quick enough. He said he had enough and wanted out in 2017. And as far as Gronk. How telling is it that he would have rathered stay… Read more »

OneTruthisBack
1 year ago

Boom!

EricNV
1 year ago

F*ck yeah!!!

Dave
1 year ago

All the Pats talk radios are pissed they only got a 4th lol. The beauty of this move is, Gronk also happens to be one of the best blocking TE’s of all time. So I think that might slightly change how we draft. I’d take CEH in the 2nd or 3rd, then get a power back a little later in either Moss or Dillon. And if we can get Thomas at 14, oh man. We can beat you any way we want offensively. We can throw it up and down the field, or ram it down your throat. Even if… Read more »

plopes808
1 year ago

This offense is set to be SCARY! All that’s left make some cap space for Gronk, which leads me to believe Cam is more likely to be traded than OJ. We’ll see though, expecting a 2nd for OJ probably isn’t too realistic at this point but maybe a move up is doable. I’d rather see him learn behind Gronk as he won’t be around very much longer, but if the price is right, pull the trigger.

twspin
1 year ago

Bad move. Gronk has not played a complete season since 2011. We will be lucky to get 8 or 9 games from him. !0 mil for that?

4girls
1 year ago

Three thoughts… 1st: cut the Tampa Bay Patriots shit. We have two players from the Patriot dynasty. Yes, it’s Tom Freaking Brady and Gronk. But, look at Detroit and Miami. THEY are trying to duplicate New England with coaches and multiple players. We have two badass players at the end of HOF careers who want to go for one more title without the big man. If they ask to play for your team, you say HELL and YES and you roll the dice. 2nd: This is Licht and the Glazers going ALL in to win now. Tom Brady is the… Read more »

Naplesfan
Reply to  4girls
1 year ago

Emulating the most successful franchise in NFL league history is nothing to apologize for or make excuses for.

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  4girls
1 year ago

Thank you

magoobee
1 year ago

Per the nfl.com, the Bucs gave up pick 139 which is MUCH better than 117.

Makski13
Reply to  magoobee
1 year ago

Oh yeah!!!! I hope that’s correct! I was going it was the 139th, that makes it much easier to swallow. GO BUCS!!!

KV
KV
1 year ago

Based on the last year Gronk played he was playing injured but still was doubled and borderline unstoppable. Go Bucs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ssJw_2yrSI&t=6s

jmcdanl
1 year ago

Bad move. We have tight ends, we don’t have O-line help, running backs and a new DT. Gronk is not worth a 4th rounder as we don’t even use tight ends…..