Rob Gronkowski is a mama’s boy, and that is good information for the Buccaneers.
The 31-year-old tight finish, who was traded from the Patriots to the Bucs in April after deciding to come back out of retirement, lately instructed Ellen DeGeneres that his transfer to Tampa Bay had extra to do together with his mom, Diane, than his outdated quarterback, Tom Brady.
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“, everybody retains asking me, ‘Did Tom get you to Tampa?’ Nicely, in fact it did not harm that Tom went to Tampa, you recognize, and the chance to go to Tampa was there too,” Gronkowski stated. “However you recognize, Tom was just like the appetizer, after which there’s just a few different causes. I really like the climate. However the principle course, the principle cause why I got here all the way down to Tampa to play is as a result of my mom lives two hours away.
“She will be able to get to all my video games, all eight of our residence video games. Each time I’ve days off, she’s two hours down the road, and I get to see her. So she’s tremendous excited.”
A beautiful second between mom and son, but in addition a really clever alternative by Gronkowski contemplating he’s quarantining together with his mother in Fort Myers, Fla. Selecting Brady over Mama Gronk in entrance of a tv viewers in all probability would not have gone over properly.
When requested by DeGeneres about why he retired following the conclusion of the 2018 season, Gronkowski stated his physique wanted to recuperate from 9 surgical procedures and numerous collisions throughout his enjoying days.
“On the time when I retired, I positively felt prefer it was the appropriate determination,” Gronkowski stated. “I positively wanted a break from the sport. I’ve talked about it many instances, I imply, I performed soccer for 15, 16 years straight. … I simply really feel like my physique wanted a bit of relaxation. I wasn’t certain if I used to be ever gonna get again into soccer or not on the time, however my physique healed up.”
After some much-needed time away from hard-hitting linebackers and defensive backs, Gronkowski feels “rejuvenated” and may’t wait to place the helmet and pads again on.
And his mom will likely be watching at any time when he hits the sphere.