4 tight ends the Bengals should target in 2022 offseason

C.J. Uzomah, Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Rob Gronkowski

A cheaper option may be to go with a true blue veteran. With Tom Brady retiring, Rob Gronkowski likely has no interest in returning to the Buccaneers. It’s clear he can still play, as he balled out with 802 receiving yards and six touchdowns this past season despite missing five games due to injury.

Gronk has even stated that he wants to play with Joe Burrow and that’s the biggest reason Cincinnati should consider bringing him in.

It makes sense why Gronk would want to play with Burrow. He’s one of the youngest, most exciting quarterbacks in the league and Cincinnati will be a premier destination because of that. Gronk is proving that point by expressing his interest in joining Burrow and the stripes.

Signing Gronkowski would be a low-risk high reward situation. The Bengals could sign him to a one-year deal, and if he doesn’t pan out they can part ways at the end of the season. If, however, he does have another good year, they could bring him back for another year while also trying to build the position up a little more.

It’s undeniable that Gronkowski could bring some serious championship experience to this young and talented team. That experience could prove invaluable to a team that was so close to winning the Super Bowl.

The Bengals could have competition, however, as it has been reported that the Bills are making a push to sign Gronkowski. CBS Sports is predicting Gronk will sign with his hometown team of the Buffalo Bills. From that aspect, it would make sense for Gronk to sign with Buffalo.