FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Rob Gronkowski, also known as "Gronk," spoke openly about how he feels about returning to Foxborough in Week 4. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end will be going head-to-head against The New England Patriots.
"That's going to be crazy. It's going to be pretty epic," Gronk told Casey Phillips in an interview on the team's official website.
"It's definitely going to be emotional for sure, I would say. I just had a great nine years [in New England]. Probably the best nine years of my life. It was the beginning of basically my whole football career there. It's definitely going to be heartfelt when I go back."
During his time on the Patriots, Gronk secured his place in the Hall of Fame; compiling 7,861 yards and 79 TDs on 566 catches. He said he thinks this game will be different than the rest, and he will need to prepare extra for it.
"I've got to be prepared for every game, but especially that one. It's never going to be easy. It's going to be tough. It's going to be a good one. It's going to be different."
The 32-year-old won three Super Bowls in New England before taking a year off and later joining the Buccaneers alongside Tom Brady in spring 2020.