Rob Gronkowski: This is why Tom Brady and I came to Tampa Bay


All Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski do is win.

After winning three Super Bowls together with the Patriots, the two are now back in the big game in their first year with the Buccaneers. Brady signed with the Bucs as a free agent and then recruited Gronkowski out of retirement and he was traded from the Patriots to Tampa Bay.

Appearing on The Late Show with James Corden Monday, Gronkowski said this is exactly why the two came to Tampa.

“We just gave each other a big hug and said, ‘This is what it’s all about. This why we came down here. This is a dream,’” Gronkowski said of how the two celebrated in the locker win after the NFC Championship win over the Packers. “All the work we put in, we knew we had to put a lot of work in, and just coming to an organization that was ready for success. A lot of great players on this team, a lot of great coaches.

“So we gave each other a big hug and said, ‘Man, we’re doing it. We’re doing it big. And it’s for real. We’re going to the Super Bowl. We came down to here Tampa, man. Let’s finish it off. We have two more weeks to keep working, let’s keep going and let’s finish it off.”

Tampa Bay finished 7-9 last season and hadn't won a playoff game in 17 years.

“I just felt like it was right to go down there and play,” said Gronkowski. “And now to get here, we’re going to the Super Bowl, this is what it’s all about. Obviously, we came down here to go all the way. But, to go all the way this quickly the first year, it’s just unbelievable, man.”

The Buccaneers will take on the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV a week from Sunday in Tampa Bay, becoming the first team to play in a Super Bowl in their home stadium.