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When Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the franchise’s season tickets queue went nuclear. Now that Rob Gronkowski has landed in Florida via trade with the New England Patriots, the organization is once again dealing with a significant surge.

It’s not hard to understand why there is so much excitement in Tampa over the Gronkowski trade. He’s one of the best tight ends to ever play the game, and now he’s re-joining Brady, with whom he’s played throughout his entire career.

The Bucs are in Super-Bowl-or-bust mode right now, and their fans are predictably getting excited about this turn of events. After all, this franchise has been one stuck in mediocrity since the Jon Gruden era, and now suddenly things are heating up to a boiling point.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.