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Rob Gronkowski Names The Only Team He'll Play For In 2022

Rob Gronkowski at the Super Bowl.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

On Friday, Rob Gronkowski confirmed what many already expected for the 2022 season.

It's either the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or retirement for the all-time great tight end.

"It's just the Bucs," Gronk said, per TMZ Sports. "Love that organization, man. Love the guys there. It's family over there."

After Tom Brady's retirement, many expected Gronk would do the same. He mentioned the idea of playing with Cincinnati Bengals star Joe Burrow earlier this offseason, but it appears that was just a theoretical discussion.

Gronk has only ever entered an NFL season with Tom Brady as his quarterback. Now that Brady is back on the Tampa Bay roster, the free-agent TE is far more likely to return for his 12th professional season.

Gronk came out of retirement prior to the 2020 season and went on to win a Super Bowl title with the Buccaneers organization. Through two seasons in Tampa Bay, the four-time All-Pro pass catcher logged 1,425 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Brady and the Bucs would certainly welcome the 32-year-old TE back with open arms at any point this offseason.