Tom Brady obviously had a hand in luring Rob Gronkowski out of retirement — both players have admitted as much.
However, Gronkowski on Friday claimed his primary motive for joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wasn’t the presence of Brady. And, you know what? We believe him.
“You know, everyone keeps asking me ‘Did Tom (Brady) get you to Tampa?’” Gronkowski said during an appearance on “The Ellen Show.”
“Well, of course it didn’t hurt that Tom went to Tampa, you know, and the opportunity to go to Tampa was there too. But you know, Tom was like the appetizer, and then there’s a few other reasons. I love the weather.
“But the main course, the main reason why I came down to Tampa to play is because my mother live two hours away. She can get to all the games, all eight of our home games. Whenever I have days off, she’s two hours down the street and I get to see her. So she’s super excited.”
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 22, 2020
Hard to argue with that reasoning.