TAMPA, Florida – It took him six games to get there but Rob Gronkowski has scored his first touchdown as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It came on a third and sixth with 1:07 to go in the first half. Tom Brady found Gronkowski in the left corner of the end zone on a shoulder fade route, working against Adrian Amos' safety. Brady, who lured Gronk out of retirement after a year without football, hugged his long-time favorite end zone destination to celebrate.
Gronk TD number one in its first season after retirement ????
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The result put the Bucs up 28-10 in the first half, with all 28 points coming in the second quarter.
It was Gronkowski's first touchdown catch since December 9, 2018 with the Miami Dolphins. It was the 91st joint touchdown for Brady and Gronk, taking them past Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates to score the third most touchdowns by a QB receiving goal in NFL history (including postseason).