ROB GRONKOWSKI is coming out of retirement, and I'll give you one guess where he's going.  That's right, he's heading to Tampa Bay to reunite with TOM BRADY on the Buccaneers.

Gronk released a statement saying, quote, "I'm back.  I always said when I have that feeling and it feels right, I will be ready to take the field again.  And I have that feeling.  I'm ready."

Technically, Gronkowski had a year left on his contract with the Patriots, but they agreed to trade him for a fourth-round pick.  A source says Tampa Bay was the only team that could have lured him out of retirement.

Like Brady, Gronkowski spent his entire career up to now with the Patriots.  Gronk announced his retirement last March, after nine years with the team.  He'll be 31 next month.

From 2010 to 2018, Brady hit Gronk for 78 touchdowns, the most in the NFL.  It's also twice as many as Brady has thrown to any other player.

ESPN