The New England Patriots agreed to trade Rob Gronkowski to the Buccaneers in a deal that reunites the retired tight end with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay.

Gronkowski’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Tuesday on SportsCenter that the five-time Pro Bowler has been “really invigorated” physically since he retired from football nearly 13 months ago.

Now reports are coming out that Gronk forced the New England Patriots coach’s hand. 

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It was trade or me or get nothing for me.  

Gronk had all the leverage. 

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