Only Rob Gronkowski could steal the spotlight away from the 2020 NFL draft, as news broke Tuesday afternoon that the New England Patriots had agreed to trade the tight end to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and reunite him with quarterback Tom Brady.
Former and current NFL players took to social media to express their surprise and analyze how Gronkowski will fit in with Bucs coach Bruce Arians and the rest of the offense. And, reaction to the former Patriots teammates joining forces again had several people, from celebrities to comedians, posting funny and inquisitive memes.
"It's unbelievable," ESPN NFL analyst Marcus Spears said of the trade on NFL Live.
Sunshine and no state taxes. Been doing it for 20 years. Eventually everyone wants it. Gronk just took the long way to get it— Booger (@ESPNBooger) April 21, 2020
That part. https://t.co/ZFTbQ66eUe— Jamal Anderson (@jamthedirtybird) April 21, 2020
Hahahaha https://t.co/7mJLRfqfMl— danny woodhead (@danny__woodhead) April 21, 2020
What does this say about how the Patriots operate? No doubt their way works and they've had the most successful football dynasty but Gronk would rather stay retired then go play there. Do players want to enjoy where they're playing as much as they want to win? Are they humans?!?— Justin Pugh (@JustinPugh) April 21, 2020
NFL defenses realizing they're going to have to cover Mike Evans, Gronk, OJ Howard and Chris Godwin all at once pic.twitter.com/qUi7OY91Mk— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) April 21, 2020
If Tom doesn't succeed with all those weapons, would it be fair to say Bill has the upper hand in the debate?— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) April 21, 2020
😳 what is happening in 2020 https://t.co/A1OtkiKu3g— Steven Jackson (@sj39) April 21, 2020
Offensive player moves in the NFC South this offseason:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 21, 2020
Bucs: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski
Falcons: Todd Gurley, Hayden Hurst
Panthers: Teddy Bridgewater, Robby Anderson
Saints: Drew Brees (re-signed), Emmanuel Sanders
Akt of weapons for Tom and BA calling plays this is going to be interesting— Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) April 21, 2020