The party will still go on in Tampa Bay.
Former Arizona Wildcats standout Rob Gronkowski will re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it’s a 1-year deal for $8 million that could reach $10 million with incentives.
Gronkowski, 31, came out of retirement in 2020 to reunite with Tom Brady and lead Tampa to a Super Bowl title. He started all 16 games for only the second time in his career, hauling in 45 catches for 623 yards and seven touchdowns during the regular season and catching two TDs in the Super Bowl LV win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
In 10 NFL seasons, the first nine with the New England Patriots, Gronk has 86 career TD passes and three Super Bowl rings.
Gronkowski played at the UA from 2007-09, though he missed the entire 2009 season due to injury, before getting drafted in the second round by the Patriots in 2010. He’s set to return to Tucson in April as one of the coaches for Arizona’s spring football game, with ex-Wildcat and Patriots great Tedy Bruschi coaching the other side.