Rob Gronkowski Traded to Bucs, Reunites with Tom Brady

Rob Gronkowski
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The fireworks weren’t supposed to start until draft night on Thursday, but Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski had different plans.

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  the New England Patriots have dealt the supposedly retired Rob Gronkowski to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for a 4th-round pick.

The move reunites Gronkowski with his former quarterback Tom Brady,  greatly strengthening Tampa’s chances of making a championship run in 2020. The Bucs will also receive a 7th-round pick in the trade.

“Gronkowski, according to [his agent, Drew] Rosenhaus, will honor his contract [with New England], which has one year remaining at a $9 million salary,” Pro Football Talk reports. “He also has per-game roster bonuses of $750,000 and a $250,000 workout bonus, pushing his total potential compensation to $10 million.”

The deal will not become official, however, until Gronkowski passes a physical. Though, According to Rosenhaus, Gronkowski has already taken the physical and is merely awaiting results.

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