Is Rob Gronkowski going to un-retire from the NFL for the second time?
It’s not likely, but it’s sure fun to entertain the idea of Gronkowski joining a new team that’s looking for another weapon for the off-season.
Two teams were desperate for some help from Gronk 😂 pic.twitter.com/LzuzPXwJuD
— PFF (@PFF) December 22, 2022
In his final season with the Tampa Buccaneers, Gronkowski had 55 catches for 802 yards and eight touchdowns.
He also added nine catches for 116 yards and a touchdown in two playoff games that season.
Being that Gronkowski hasn’t played in a game since the 2021 playoffs, how much value could he truly bring to a team this season?
What Teams Would Make Sense To Add Gronkowski?
First, let’s identify what teams are the least likely to call on him.
The Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Francisco 49ers are all not in need of another receiving weapon, especially at the tight end position.
If the Green Bay Packers made a playoff push, they could be a team to call Gronkowski.
Their best tight end is Robert Tonyan, but he hasn’t been targeted as much as he’s been in years past.
Although the Packers have made the most out of their young receivers this season, Gronkowski’s veteran presence could work wonders in their locker room.
Another team that could have called Gronkowski, is the New York Giants.
With their receiving weapons thin, and a rookie tight end to boot, the Giants could also use Gronkowski’s services for the postseason.
The question is, will Gronkowski stay retired at this time?