One of the big reasons for Tom Brady’s struggles last season in New England was because he lacked weapons on offense so his new teams are making sure that’s not a problem this season.
The Tampa Bay offense could be getting a lot better if a physical is passed.
Adam Schefter of ESPN was first to report that Tampa Bay and New England have agreed upon a deal that would send former All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski and a 2020 seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers in exchange for a 2020 fourth-round pick, pending a physical.
The 31-year old, who recently joined the WWE wrestling company, has one year remaining on his New England contract, that worth $10 million per season.
Despite being asked and repeatedly saying he had no interest in returning to the NFL, Gronkowski has changed his mind and will be reunited with Brady to see if they can repeat their magic in Florida.
In his nine seasons in New England, Gronkowski caught 521 regular season passes for 7,861 yards, 79 touchdowns and was voted to the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.
Brady will now be throwing to targets like Gronkowski, former Pro-Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans, rising star Chris Godwin and tight ends Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard, one of which could now become available.