Rob Gronkowski would be an excellent pickup for Bengals offense

Rob Gronkowski (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Rob Gronkowski (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Star players want to join the Cincinnati Bengals so they can have an opportunity to play with Joe Burrow. We’ve seen this happen when it comes to Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes, and now it’s happening with Joey Franchise.

The other day, an article hit the web where Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski was quoted as saying that he loves Burrow’s swagger when asked about who he’d want to play with now that his buddy Tom Brady is calling it a career.

We tackled the basic “Gronk loves Burrow” angle of this story when it first dropped, but let’s move to the logistics of it now.

Bengals could greatly benefit if they added Rob Gronkowski

Let’s get this part out of the way first — No, Gronk isn’t the same Gronk of old. He’s not going to go for 1,000+ yards and find the end zone double-digit times anymore. He’s just not that guy anymore.

What Gronk can provide, however, is a solid TE1 pairing and a fantastic weapon for Burrow. If the Bengals could re-sign C.J. Uzomah, using both of them as starters would help this offense grow even more than it already has.

Drew Sample has proven he isn’t going to be the pass-catching threat in the offense and Thaddeus Moss hasn’t seen the field at all, which isn’t promising. Adding Gronk while keeping Uzomah gives Burrow two incredible tight ends who he can look to throw to for a crucial first down.

Gronkowski has been injury-prone throughout his career, as has Uzomah in recent years, but if the long-time “Gronk spiking” tight end was serious about joining the Bengals, why not explore that? He’s a free agent this offseason and with no Tom Brady to follow, this could make a lot of sense for both Cincinnati and Gronkowski.

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The Bengals need to upgrade their tight end corps this offseason and Gronkowski would do just that for the team. Let’s make it happen!