Rob Gronkowski will not be riding off into the sunset after his latest Super Bowl win … the future Hall of Famer tells TMZ Sports he’s FOR SURE coming back to Tampa next season.
“I’m back, man!” Gronk says … “I will be back playing football, man. I love the game of football. I loved playing last year. I had a great time.”
In fact, Rob tells us training for 2021 has already begun … the tight end says he took three weeks off after the Super Bowl, but he just got in 4 straight workouts to begin season prep this week.
“Let me tell you, I was a little bit sore first day of training but it bounced back like that,” Gronk says. “I’m feeling good.”
The words are music to the Buccaneers’ ears … there had to be at least SOME worry Gronk might hang up his spikes this offseason.
You’ll recall, he retired abruptly in March 2019 … saying his passion for the game just wasn’t there.
But, Gronk — who unretired to play for Tampa this past offseason — is clearly loving his new time with Tom Brady … and he tells us they’re all hellbent on getting yet another ring next season!!