Rob Gronkowski shocked the NFL world last week when he decided to come out of retirement, but he wanted to be traded to Tampa Bay to continue catching passes from Tom Brady. The talented tight end got his wish, and he is now among the favorites to win Comeback Player of the Year, at +300 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
After suffering numerous injuries over the past several years, Gronkowski decided to retire following the 2018 NFL season. The tight end had missed 13 games over his last three seasons, and his only two full NFL seasons were his first two years in the league.
While coming out of retirement has a stigma, Gronkowski will only be 31 and according to him, his body is likely feeling as good as it has for quite some time. Playing on an offense with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, defenses will have a hard time covering Gronk one-on-one, which is not something he is used to. Instead, Gronk is more familiar with beating double coverage, so this second wind down in Tampa could be an exciting one to watch.
Gronkowski trails only Ben Roethlisberger in odds to win Comeback Player of the year (+250), after Big Ben suffered a season-ending injury in Week 2 last season. While quarterbacks have been known to dominate awards, it would be foolish to count out arguably the greatest tight end in NFL history.
Rounding out the top-five in odds to win the 2020 Comeback Player of the year are J.J. Watt (+500), A.J. Green (+600) and Nick Foles (+600).
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