College: Arizona | 11 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 268 lbs
Birth Date: 5/14/1989
2022 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 171.2
Avg Pts: 10.07
Rank: 5 TE
|Week 1||14.10||Rob Gronkowski 31 receiving yds (3.10 pts)|
Rob Gronkowski 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Rob Gronkowski 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Rob Gronkowski 2 yd TD pass from Tom Brady
|Week 2||12.50||Rob Gronkowski 85 receiving yds (8.50 pts)|
Rob Gronkowski 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kyle Rudolph figures to inherit the bulk of Rob Gronkowski's workload this year. Rudolph played 48 percent of the offensive snaps for the New York Giants last year and is smart, durable and versatile; he's the perfect Y or in-line tight end who can run block and catch passes. The Bucs also seem prepared to give Cameron Brate a larger role to help make up for the loss of Gronk's 55 catches, 802 yards and six touchdowns in 2021. Rudolph only caught 26 passes for 257 yards and one touchdown in the Giants' bad offense a year ago, and in the end, he might just be keeping the seat warm for one of the team's rookie tight ends. Both Rudolph and Brate might have better seasons in 2022 for Tampa, but the two of them figure to lower each other's ceiling, making them inconsistent touchdown-dependent tight end streamers.
Retired TE Rob Gronkowski once again stated his desire to remain retired in an interview with 'Good Morning America' published on Wednesday, July 20. 'I won't go back to football,' Gronkowski said. 'I'm all set.' Gronk's girlfriend and agent recently stated they thought he would come out of retirement to play again, but Gronkowski clearly disagrees.
Retired TE Rob Gronkowski's girlfriend, Camille Kostek, believes he will play again. 'I am a honest lady, and honestly, I don't feel like this one is the forever one,' Kostek. 'So, I think maybe he'll come back again. I feel like him and Tom are just having fun, like, 'retired, not retired, retired, not retired.''
Retired tight end Rob Gronkowski said that he will remain retired from professional football, even if Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady calls him to try and persuade him to come back in 2022. "I would answer, obviously, the greatest quarterback of all time," Gronkowski said. "Ask him how he's doing. Tell him I'm going good. But I wouldn't go back to football no." Gronk's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said that it wouldn't surprise him if Gronk returned to the gridiron, but as of right now, Gronk doesn't have the itch to return. The 33-year-old's body has taken a beating in his 11 seasons in the NFL, but in his prime, he was one of the best tight ends of all time. With O.J. Howard now in Buffalo, Cameron Brate should have a much bigger role in Tampa if Gronk indeed stays retired.
Retired TE Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers) told ESPN.com's Mike Reiss that he is 'done with football' ... and will remain retired even if Tom Brady tries to convince him otherwise.
Fantasy Spin: It is almost a given this will not end speculation regarding a potential return, nor will it likely stop Brady from trying. However, Gronkowski does appear committed to getting his start in the business world now. As it currently stands, rookie Cade Otton and Cameron Brate will likely absorb most of the snaps Gronkowski leaves behind in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans believes retired TE Rob Gronkowski will stay retired. 'I feel like he's done,' Evans said. 'He takes a pretty big beating; I've seen his body after some of them games and I understand why [he would retire].'
Retired TE Rob Gronkowski's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, says he wouldn't be surprised if the tight end came out of retirement, either in 2022 or 2023. 'It would not surprise me if Tom Brady calls him during the season to come back and Rob answers the call,' Rosenhaus said. 'This is just my opinion but I wouldn't be surprised if Rob comes back during the season or next season.'
Free-agent tight end Rob Gronkowski said that he is retiring. The 33-year-old will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer after winning four Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and also earning a spot on the NFL's 100th Anniversary Team and the 2010s All-Decade Team. Gronkowski made five Pro Bowl and was named an All-Pro four times in his nine seasons with the Patriots, and he finished up his NFL career the last two years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, catching 100 of his 166 targets for 1,425 yards and 13 touchdowns in 28 games. In 11 NFL seasons spanning 143 games, Gronk put up an astounding 621 receptions for 9,286 yards and 92 touchdowns for the Patriots and Bucs. Cameron Brate just became a lot more attractive as a high-end TE2/low-end TE1 target in fantasy with Gronk not coming back.
Free-agent TE Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers) reportedly will announce his retirement in the near future, according to Jordan Schultz.
Fantasy Spin: If it is in fact the end for Gronkowski, he retires as one of the best to ever play his position. Gronk finishes his career ranked eighth all-time among tight ends with 621 catches, fifth with 9,286 receiving yards and third with 92 receiving touchdowns. Perhaps one of his most impressive feats is that he scored those 92 TDs in 143 games, while all-time leader Antonio Gates needed 236 games to get to 116. Gronkowski is a lock for the Hall of Fame five years from now.
Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL. The 33-year-old calls is a career after serving as one of the top tight ends in football throughout his career.
Free-agent tight end Rob Gronkowski remains unsigned and isn't expected to sign before mandatory minicamps from June 7-9, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are optimistic that he will re-sign before training camp begins in late July. The 33-year-old remains undecided about his NFL future, and the Bucs are giving Gronk all the space he needs this offseason to decide whether he wants to continue playing. With quarterback Tom Brady unretiring, it seems highly unlikely that Gronkowski would play for another team if he decides to keep playing. He'll continue to be an injury risk if he returns, but Gronk was valuable as a mid-range TE1 in 2021 in 12 regular season games, catching 55 of his 89 targets for 802 yards and six touchdowns.
Free-agent TE Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers) will not take part in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' mandatory minicamp during the upcoming week but the team remains cautiously optimistic that he will re-sign with them before training camp begins in late July.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said it's "status quo" with free-agent tight end Rob Gronkowski, who remains undecided about whether to play in 2022. Bowles said there is no timetable for Gronk to make a decision. The 33-year-old tight end is in no rush to make a decision, but if he does come back to play another season, it'll almost certainly be with Tampa and quarterback Tom Brady. If Gronk does decide to hang them up, though, the Buccaneers would be set to roll with Cameron Brate as their starter at the position. They also drafted Cade Otton in the fourth round of this year's draft to back him up. Most folks expect Gronkowski to make a decision on his playing future this summer around training camp.
Free-agent TE Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers) might have hinted at retirement in a response to a social media post from Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette on Sunday, May 15. 'I wonder how many 7 jerseys I'm going to see in the stands this year,' Fournette posted, to which Gronk replied, 'I'll represent a 7 jersey in the stands for ya!'
Fantasy Spin: Gronk might just be having fun here, but his reply is still worth noting. The last we heard, Gronk is undecided about his future, but if he does return it'll be with the Bucs and as a borderline TE1.
Free-agent TE Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers) remains undecided about playing in 2022 and there is no timetable for his decision, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said on Friday, May 13.
Fantasy Spin: The expectation all along has been that Gronk will return to the Bucs after Tom Brady came out of retirement. It's possible the veteran is delaying his decision in order to avoid having to take part in the team's offseason activities. If he does come back, Gronk will be a borderline TE1.
Free-agent TE Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers) is 'not ready to commit to the game of football right now,' Gronkowski recently told TMZ in an interview.
Fantasy Spin: The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud suggests Gronk has no desire to attend the offseason program and could wait until the start of training camp to make a decision about playing in 2022. While it is not exactly a lock that he returns to Tampa Bay if he opts to play, it seems likely Gronkowski will return if only because Tom Brady decided to play another year. The 32-year-old would remain a solid TE1 option play in fantasy (if/when healthy) if he comes back for another season.
Free-agent tight end Rob Gronkowski said that he's not ready to prepare for the rigors of another NFL season just yet, but he also has yet to rule out a return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gronkowski missed five games with a rib injury last year with Tampa and finished with 55 catches for 802 yards and six touchdowns. The 32-year-old clearly doesn't want to participate in an offseason program and could wait until the start of training camp this summer to make a decision on whether he'll play in 2022. If Gronk plays this year, it'll almost certainly be with the Bucs and quarterback Tom Brady. He'll continue to be in the TE1 mix, but his lengthy injury history will make him a risk/reward selection.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora believes that free-agent tight end Rob Gronkowski will re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers now that quarterback Tom Brady is back for another season. The Buffalo Bills were interested in adding Gronk this offseason, but that was before Brady unretired. If Gronkowski, who reportedly is torn on playing in 2022, does decide to continue his playing career, it's hard to imagine him playing anywhere else than next to Brady. Gronk and Brady are second to only Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison on the all-time list for most touchdowns by a QB and pass-catcher in NFL history. With O.J. Howard now in Buffalo, Gronk would surely be a strong TE1 option, albeit with injury risk, if he returns to Tampa.
Free-agent TE Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers) has 'given some indications' that he will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2022 season, according to CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora. He is unlikely to consider playing for any other organization if he decides not to retire.
Fantasy Spin: Gronkowski, who will turn 33 next month, had 55 receptions for 802 yards and six touchdowns over 12 games last season. He can be viewed as a TE1 in all fantasy formats if he returns to the Buccaneers for the 2022 campaign.
Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for free-agent tight end Rob Gronkowski, said his client is "truly undecided" about whether he'll play in 2022. Gronk has hinted this offseason about likely returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he wants to take his time. Of course, the Buccaneers want him back, and quarterback Tom Brady has unretired, so if Gronk does want to play another season, it'll almost certainly be in Tampa. The 32-year-old has been courted by the Buffalo Bills this offseason, but that was before Brady came back. O.J. Howard is now with the Bills, so if Gronk doesn't return, Cameron Brate will actually be in the TE1 picture. Gronkowski, although injury-prone, would remain a TE1 if he comes back for another season after catching 55 of 89 targets for 802 yards and six touchdowns in 12 regular season games in 2021.