Rob Gronkowski plans on playing another year with Buccaneers (if they want him)


Rob Gronkowski didn't want to discuss his future last week, but opened up on it a bit ahead of Sunday's NFC Divisional round game against the Saints.

Gronkowski told Willie McGinest on NFL Network Sunday he wants to return in 2021 to help Tom Brady and Co. make another postseason run.

"Yeah, you gotta," he said. "I feel like this team was built to win right now. It was put together this year to win right now. It always pops up in your mind; you're thinking about the future a little bit -- I can definitely see this team also having a lot of talent come back and having another successful run next year, as well, with me."

Ultimately, it will be up to Tampa Bay to decide, as the 31-year-old will be a free agent after the season. But, it seems more than likely if he wants to play another year it would be with Brady and the Bucs.

Gronkowski was also asked about the differences between playing for Bill Belichick and Bruce Arians.

"They're both great coaches for sure," he said. "I love getting coached up, but one of the biggest things that I would just say is ... the freedom. The freedom of just being yourself with the coaches."