Rob Gronkowski says he’d be ‘surprised’ if Tom Brady returns to Patriots in free agency

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Rob Gronkowski shared his thoughts on where his friend and former teammate Tom Brady will go after his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expires.

During Wednesday’s release New heightsGronkowski told brothers Jason and Travis Kelcey that he would be “surprised” if Brady returned to the New England Patriots, where he played for two decades, when he becomes an unrestricted free agent later this year.

“I would be 100 percent surprised if he goes back to New England, no doubt,” Gronkowski, 33, said in a clip from the episode shared with the station. New heights Twitter account. “It would be crazy, it would be a crazy story, but I just don’t see it happening.”

“I’m not Tom, I’m just showing off my analytical skills, and I think it’s going to be difficult for him, but it’s open,” he continued.

Gronkowski told Fox News last month that he was confident the Patriots would welcome Brady back if he wanted to.

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“I mean, if Tom really wanted to, I’m sure everything would be open to him going back to New England. I just have to say that all sides have to want it,” Gronkowski told Fox News.

Although Brady announced his retirement in early 2022, he returned for one more season with the Buccaneers and has given no indication that he plans to retire anytime soon.

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The Buccaneers finished the regular season with an unimpressive 8-9 record. Still, Brady finished with 4,694 passing yards, third most in the NFL, along with 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions. They will face the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs on Monday night.

Tom Brady #12 of the Tom Bay Buccaneers prepares for the game against the Arizona Cardinals

Tom Brady #12 of the Tom Bay Buccaneers prepares for the game against the Arizona Cardinals

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The winner of the game will advance to the NFC Divisional Round.

Sunday on the NFL Network Ian Rapoport reported that the Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers and Las Vegas Raiders would all be interested in signing Brady when his season ends.

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