Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has at his disposal tight end Rob Gronkowski. Now, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has a Gronk of his own.
Per a league source, the Colts are in the process of trading fullback Chris Gronkowski to the Broncos. It’s believed that a player is being sent to Indy in return, but it’s not yet known who the player is.
Chris Gronkiowski appeared in 14 games, starting seven, for the Cowboys in 2010. He appeared in seven for the Colts in 2011.
Though on the same roster in Indy last year, Chris Gronkowski and Peyton Manning have never suited up together. Gronkowski wore No. 44 in Dallas, which means at the most superficial level possible that the Broncos could try to groom him into a Dallas Clark-type player for Manning.
“Try” is about as far as that would get, genetics notwithstanding.
UPDATE 1:19 p.m. ET: The Broncos have announced the trade. They shipped cornerback Cassius Vaughn to the Colts in exchange for Gronkowski.