One former member of the New England Patriots has already announced he's returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, another one has recently been traded there, and a third sounds like he's come back for another run in the sun.
With Tom Brady back in the fold and Shaq Mason on his way -- though that may not have factored into the equation quite as much -- Rob Gronkowski sounds like a player who's coming back for a third season with Brady and the Bucs.
In a video posted on social media, Gronk said there's a "very good chance" he'll be back in Tampa Bay in 2022.
"I’ll let him have a little scare," said Gronk, a reference to Brady's brief retirement. "A couple months without me and then you know... He just did it to me for a couple of months, so I’m going to do it to him."
Gronk, who turns 33 in May, is currently an unrestricted free agent. He played last season on a one-year, $8 million deal.
In two seasons in Tampa following a one-year retirement from football, Gronk has 100 catches for 1,425 yards and 13 touchdowns.