As just about everyone knows by now, the New England Patriots have traded Rob Gronkowski to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
With the soon-to-be 31-year-old (May 14) set to again team with Tom Brady, why not look back at some of the things he did in his short-lived retirement? While he only missed one season, he managed to do just about everything imaginable in that short period of time.
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More recently, Gronkowski signed a contract with the WWE and won the 24/7 title at Wrestlemania 36. The new Bucs tight end was also introduced by his friend and WWE star Mojo Rawley at WWE SmackDown in March.
The Masked Singer
Gronkowski made an appearance on FOX's "The Masked Singer" and was revealed as the White Tiger. Although he didn't win, it sure seems like he had a lot of fun.
Grand Marshal for eNASCAR race
The former Patriot served as grand marshal for a NASCAR iRacing event at the beginning of April alongside Mojo Rawley.
Miami Super Bowl party
Who else but Gronkowski to host an epic Super Bowl party in Miami? Even Bill Belichick showed up to the event, which was pretty awesome to see.
Los Angeles Lakers halftime show
On top of hosting the Super Bowl party, Gronkowski was able to practice his dance moves beforehand at the Los Angeles Lakers halftime show on Nov. 20. He donned the purple and gold alongside tennis great Venus Williams and talk show host James Corden.
Venus WIlliams, James Corden and Gronk all performed during halftime at Staples 😂🕺 pic.twitter.com/oX0BEJ1aVm— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 20, 2019
Training with David Ortiz
Did Gronkowski hint at a comeback months ago? He noted in November that Boston Red Sox great David Ortiz was his new trainer... so maybe he's been training longer than we think.
Gronkowski partnered with a subsidiary of Abacus Health Solutions that produces a line of Cannabidiol-based pain relief medications in August.
NFL on FOX analyst
Gronkowski served as an analyst on FOX's NFL pregame coverage team for a while. He even surprisingly threw shade at the Patriots in one of his appearances.
Security guard during 2019 Billboard Music Awards
As if you haven't already seen it all from Gronkowski... he acted as a security guard during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards and even kicked Kelly Clarkson out of her seat to make room for Florida Georgia Line.
Denting the Lombardi Trophy
Of all the things Gronkowski has done, denting the Lombardi Trophy is... up there.
Bruins' Banner Captain
Gronkowski, serving as banner captain, raised the roof at TD Garden for the Boston Bruins 2019 playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Give the man a giant flag and he won't disappoint.
— The Camera Guys (@NBCSCameraGuys) April 14, 2019
So, how's that for a retirement rap sheet? Not bad Gronk... not bad at all.