Another NFL season has come and gone, leaving New York sports betting fans to ponder the odds of whether one of the league’s greatest tight ends will return for a 12th season, or join former teammate Tom Brady in retirement.
The player in question is four-time All-Pro Rob Gronkowski, who has hauled in 100 catches for more than 1,400 yards and 13 touchdowns since returning from his first retirement in 2020.
The man lovingly referred to as “Gronk” finished 2021 with 55 receptions, 802 yards, and six touchdowns — with the first two representing his highest numbers since the 2017 NFL season when he had 1,084 yards on 69 catches for the New England Patriots.
The focus now shifts to whether Gronk will hang up his cleats for good and shuffle into whatever his second career holds or return in 2022.
Bookies.com Sees Gronk Joining Bills as a Possibility
Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has Buffalo as the top contender to land Gronkowski at +550 — if he doesn’t join Brady in retirement, or maybe become Brady’s running mate.
Thompson’s Gronk Big Board has retirement as the leader in the odds chase at -125, with Green Bay (+650), Tampa Bay (+800), and Arizona (+900) trailing the Bills.
Bookies.com Rob Gronkowski 2022 Team Odds
|⭐️ Buffalo Bills||+550||⭐️ Green Bay Packers||+650|
|⭐️ Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+800||⭐️ Arizona Cardinals||+900|
|⭐️ Los Angeles Chargers||+1500||⭐️ Miami Dolphins||+1800|
|⭐️ San Francisco 49ers||+2000||⭐️ The Field||+4000|
EDITOR'S NOTE: The odds discussed above are from Bookies.com and may not be available for public betting.
It’s worth considering Gronkowski has never played in the NFL without No. 12, having last played sans Brady during his junior year at the University of Arizona — when Matt Scott was his QB.
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What Gronkowski Would Add to Bills Offense
The prospect of Josh Allen and Gronk teaming up must be tantalizing for Bills fans, especially those into NFL betting, given the team’s pass-heavy offense and the success of other tight ends in under coach Sean McDermott.
Gronk’s 802 receiving yards would have ranked second overall behind WR Stefon Diggs (1,225 yards) on the 2021 Bills roster.
Those numbers would have also dwarfed the production of TE Dawson Knox, who finished fourth on the team in receiving yards (587) and second in TDs (9).
Gronkowski, at 32, showed he still has some gas left in the tank, giving teams on the verge of Super Bowl contention (like the Bills) reason to pursue the five-time Pro Bowl selection.
It’s unclear what Gronk’s intentions are for the year ahead, though we could see him teaming up with Allen and company on the south shores of Lake Ontario before long.