Trades to make Tom Brady happy: Get Mike Gesicki and relive the Gronk days
Tom Brady unretired, but Rob Gronkowski is staying off the field, this time for good it looks like. That’s a huge missing piece of the puzzle for Brady, who has elite levels of chemistry with the tight end, having played with him in Tampa Bay and New England.
Though it’s low odds they’d be able to convince Gronk to come out of retirement, maybe the Bucs can replicate the position with another player? Mike Gesicki is one player who looks like he’ll be on the move. He’s underutilized in the new system in Miami with new head coach Mike McDaniel. He was getting 6.6 targets per game last year, this year he’s getting just 3.7.
Gesicki still has talent and could help give Brady another passing option. He could help the team cut down on its turnovers, too. Last year he had a 2.7% drop rate. For comparison, Travis Kelce had a 7.5% drop rate in 2021. The Bucs have the 11th- most dropped passes in the league. Nothing will frustrate a QB more than receivers simply being unable to hold onto the ball when it’s placed well.
There were rumors that Brady wanted to go to the Dolphins. Maybe the next best thing is bringing Miami to him?