Report: Rob Gronkowski is headed back to the NFL (kind of)
Rob Gronkowski won’t be returning to the New England Patriots, but he will be on TV this Thursday when the Patriots host the Giants on Thursday Night Football.
According to multiple reports, Gronkowski will be joining FOX Sports as an NFL analyst. The plan is for him to become a regular analyst on Sundays, and he will make his debut Thursday night with his former team playing the franchise that has beaten them twice in the Super Bowl.
Former #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is coming to a TV near you: Sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo that Gronk has been hired by FOX to appear as a regular analyst for FOX NFL Sunday. A dynamic role for future Hall of Famer.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 8, 2019
Fox announces hiring of Rob Gronkowski as NFL analyst. Debuts on studio set for Thursday's Giants-Patriots game.
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 8, 2019
Gronkowski played nine seasons in the NFL, all of which were with the Patriots. He posted 521 receptions for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns on his way to four All-Pro nominations. Gronkowski is a sure-fire Hall of Famer and will be remembered as one of the greatest tight end of all time.
Great players don’t always turn into great analysts, but judging by his personal record from his playing days, Gronkowski is at least going to be entertaining on television.