For the second time this offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are losing a future first-ballot Hall of Famer to retirement.
For the second time this offseason, the Bucs are hoping they get a subsequent comeback.
All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement Tuesday after two seasons in Tampa Bay, a tenure that commenced when Tom Brady lured him out of his first retirement after just one season.
Brady himself announced his own retirement back in February, but made an about-face just 41 days later, stating he would return for a third season with the Bucs.
Within minutes of Gronk’s announcement Tuesday, his own agent, Drew Rosenhaus stoked the fires of a similar comeback for the legendary tight end.
This was the GOAT’s hilarious response:
Bucs fans will be hoping that comes to fruition, with Brady eventually convincing his old buddy to join him for perhaps one more ride.