Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have just wrapped up a Super Bowl-winning season and have a great opportunity to compete for another title this year. However, what if you heard that they could potentially be even stronger in 2021? Well, that could be the case, as Brady’s recent comment on Rob Gronkowski’s Instagram post could foreshadow NFC’s worst nightmare.
Rob Gronkowski has played well for the Buccaneers at times in 2020
Tom Brady joined the Buccaneers in the 2020 offseason and played the best football he has had in years, throwing 4,633 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. His pal, tight end Rob Gronkowski, however followed him from New England to Tampa and struggled at times, but the five-time Pro Bowler ultimately proved to be an effective player.
After retiring and being out of the 2019 season, Gronkowski caught 45 passes for 623 yards and seven touchdowns for the Buccaneers in 2020. He had his biggest game late in the year in a loss of 27-24 against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12, capturing six passes for 106 yards. In the Super Bowl, however, he proved to be as eye-catching as Michael Jordan in the final with six catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns in a resounding 31-9 victory over the Chiefs.
The four-time All-Pro first-team plays for Tampa again in 2021, but he could potentially have an even bigger season this year.
Rob Gronkowski recently took to Instagram and job a photo of him at the Buccaneers’ Raymond James stadium. He then added the caption below.
“Welcome to [Raymond James Stadium] where last season ended as champions, but for this season that’s where the glory begins with a whole new chapter, ”Gronkowski wrote.
The photo and caption of the four-time Super Bowl champion was certainly cool, but Brady’s comment was the most interesting part of the post.
“I love Gronk! I’ve never seen you play like you play! [two ‘100’ emojis] LFG, ”Brady wrote.
It’s bold enough to say he’s never seen Gronkowski play the way he is now, but if Brady is right, his comment could foreshadow NFC’s worst nightmare.
Obviously, Brady didn’t say what the comment meant, but we can only assume he was saying it the right way. So if that’s the truth, the rest of the NFC should be pretty scared.
Brady already has essentially two No. 1 receivers. Mike Evans gained over 1,000 receiving yards last season and Chris Godwin tallied 840 in 12 games. TB12 also has Antonio Brown, who proved he still has plenty in the tank last year with 45 catches for 483 yards in eight games, and Scotty Miller was also a strong receiver, gaining 501 yards for the Bucs.
A healthy Gronkowski, however, is arguably one of the most unstoppable players in the NFL.
In his prime, Gronkowski caught 90 passes for 1,327 yards and 17 NFL-leading touchdowns for the Patriots in 2011. He also had three other seasons where he gained over 1,000 receiving yards, and he won. the All-Pro first team honors each of those years.
However, what made him so tall wasn’t just his six-foot-six, 268-pound frame, but his elite athleticism as well. Imagine trying to tackle a 268 pound force that is running at around 30 km / h, for NFL.com; it’s probably not going to end too well for you. And that’s the job the defenders got in trying to bring down Gronk in the middle of the field during his New England days.
Gronkowski’s five Pro Bowl seasons on the Patriots were enough to make him a future Hall of Fame member. If he plays anywhere near the level he played with the Pats, Gronk will not only become as dangerous a weapon as Evans and Godwin, but he will make the Buccaneers offense – which was third in the NFL in points per game. in 2020 with 30.8 – even more explosive.
If all of this comes to fruition, it’s hard to imagine an NFC team beating the Bucs on their way to another Super Bowl appearance. Gronk could become all of these teams’ worst nightmares.
Statistics courtesy of Professional football benchmark
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