NFL Rumors: Gronkowski Suggests Burrow as Next QB


Over the course of the last 12 NFL seasons, Rob Gronkowski has made a career for himself catching passes pretty much exclusively from a future Hall of Famer in Tom Brady. The duo had an 8 year run together in New England and reconnected in Tampa Bay over the last 2 seasons; where they managed to secure themselves another Lombardi Trophy in 2021 while wearing a new uniform altogether. However, heading into next season it seems the on-field relationship shared between the two will finally be at an end with Brady retiring and Gronkowski set to become a free-agent. 

When asked during a Q-and-A on Tuesday, the veteran Tight-end revealed the next Quarterback he'd like to play with to be none other than the Bengals' young signal caller Joe Burrow

During the interview, Gronkowski praised the Bengals' passer several times and can be quoted "It's Joe Burrow, man. I watched him in college. I just love the way he presents himself out on that football field. In the pocket, he's just so calm, and he just slings it out on the field. And I love his swag, too. So if I could pick a quarterback, I'd go with the young buck Joe Burrow."

It's more than understandable that Gronkowski holds Burrow in such high regards, in only his second professional season and coming off of a torn ACL he has led his squad to a potential championship and thrown for over 5,000 yards. 

While Burrow and his Bengals are probably laser focused on the Super Bowl for the time-being, it could bode as an exciting prospect for their off-season plans if the team were to decide to pursue such a direction. All things considered, Gronkowski is 32 years old and missed 5 games this past season due to injuries but still managed to secure 55 passes for 802 yards and 6 touchdowns. 

Imagining the addition of such an established red-zone threat such as Gronkowski to all the weapons already at Burrow's disposal could have fans and the coaching staff giddy. It is also notable to mention that the current starter at tight-end C.J. Uzomah is also set to become a free-agent this spring so there may potentially be a spot to fill, only time will tell. 


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