“It wasn’t like a phone call or anything. It was a series of conversations and everything. It was just a route that was presented to me,” Gronkowski recalled. “I was kinda looking to come back, and I was only gonna come back if it felt right. And I felt like that was the right route to take in my life — is to come back, come out of retirement and go to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and go back with my quarterback that I’ve been with my whole career. Now, I’m here in World Disney World celebrating Super Bowl LV as a champion.”
To say it worked out well would be an understatement, as Gronkowski, who was traded from the New England Patriots to Tampa Bay in April, caught two touchdown passes Sunday as the Bucs defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium.
“It definitely means a lot to me hearing it from the greatest ever that he trusts me, that I’m a guy that you can rely on,” Gronkowski said, shedding light on his relationship with Brady. “And in order to keep that trust, I’ve gotta be ready for the big moments, and I’ve gotta come through in the big moments. I love that he relies on me, and it’s much appreciated, and it just keeps me motivated and keeps me going.”