Kyle Rudolph heading to Tampa Bay on a 1-year deal

 | July 21, 2022


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The veteran tight end will hope to help Brady in his quest for one more ring.

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Kyle Rudolph spent significant time in Minnesota where he played for the Vikings. He established himself as a reliable target, especially in the red zone.

Now, he’ll find himself a Hall of Fame quarterback for the first time in Tom Brady. His contract with the Buccaneers is only for a year but in that time Rudolph could get a Super Bowl ring.

Rudolph joins the team after playing for the New York Giants last season. He put up 26 catches for 257 yards and a touchdown in his only year with the team.

His low numbers in New York aren’t a testament to what the veteran tight end can do though. In previous seasons with the Vikings, Rudolph was a sure-handed receiver and an incredible blocker.

With Rob Gronkowski retired, Rudolph will likely step into the role left behind. This is a great pairing for Brady as well considering Rudolph is 6’6”, the exact same height as Gronkowski.

The 32-year-old has 479 catches for 4,745 yards and 49 touchdowns in his NFL career, which included Pro Bowl campaigns in 2012 and 2017. With Brady as his quarterback, we expect Rudolph to take a massive step forward.

To be frank, Rudolph’s time in Minnesota was stunted due to quarterback, offensive coordinator, and head coaching changes. By the end of his time there Rudolph became more of a blocking tight end under Mike Zimmer’s “run first” mentality.

The good news for Rudolph is he’s now with a team that can take him to his final years in the NFL. If this is his last year in the league, what better QB to be paired with than the one considered to be the “Greatest of All Time”.

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Ricky Gray

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