Rob Gronkowski: This is one of the greatest accomplishments in sports history

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Rob Gronkowski was retired.

And then Tom Brady decided to sign with the Buccaneers.

Gronkowski is now a champion for the fourth time following Tampa Bay’s 31-9 victory over Kansas City. And while the man better known as “Gronk” may be predisposed to hyperbole, he wasn’t mincing words in his postgame press conference.

“It’s hands down one of the greatest accomplishments in sports history,” Gronkowski replied when asked how he views winning this title with Brady. “I don’t know if it’s the greatest, but I would say it’s up there for sure. To come down here to Tampa, to come to an organization that was ready to win, come down here with the players — they’re all fantastic players, great guys, just everyone overall. I mean, the story is just unbelievable. It definitely ranks up there as one of my biggest accomplishments ever.”

Gronkowski was the Buccaneers’ leading receiver in Super Bowl LV, making six receptions for 67 yards with two touchdowns.

He said he’s planning on playing in the 2021 season.

33 responses to “Rob Gronkowski: This is one of the greatest accomplishments in sports history

  1. Somehow I had a feeling Gronk would have huge plays in the big game, especially after he had a rather quiet playoff run in previous games – with excellent blocking, to be fair. It’s fitting the real playoff Gronk showed up in the Super Bowl.

  2. This dude is a hall of famer as a catching tight end and also a blocker. Incredible football player.

  3. Cemented his hof case. Congrats to Brady and the Bucs! Manomes will nondoubt be back Kc will still be great. Orayers are w the family of the 2 children injured in the accident thurs night.

  4. Honestly, you have to put it up there. Along with Michael Jordan winning the championship after he came back from playing baseball, and the 2004 Red Sox team of destiny coming back from 0-3 against the Yankees, and then going on to win the World Series for the first time in 85 years+.

    28-3 still probably tops them all.

    If Tom Watson had won the British Open at age 59, you’d be tempted to add that, but unfortunately that was not to be.

  5. I’m not as surprised as the outcome considering the bucs had a solid team in place and by adding Brady and Gronk it just solidified more. It would have been a greater story is the bucs sucked and those two made them champs

  6. Gronk came alive for the SB, but Fournette’s performance thru the playoffs was astounding. Should’ve been the SB MVP if it didnt go to the defense.

  7. As a bills fan I despise brady but you cant deny that he is the best QB ever to play the game and as far as Gronkowski goes he went to the Patriots one pick after the Bill’s selected Torrell troup, he was a hometown guy and they passed ended up destroying us for a decade

  8. The difference between Gronk and Kelce was never more stark then after this game. Kelce is a fantastic big receiver who sometimes blocks effectively. Gronkowski is an all pro whatever he’s doing, receiving or blocking. He constantly sealed the edge when they ran the ball tonight, was stout in protection, and nightmare inducing for the Chiefs pass defence.
    The debate over who is the greatest tight end in NFL history should always include Gronk.

  9. CHAMPA BAY 2020, 2020 HAS BEEN A GREAT YEAR FOR TAMPA BAY SPORTS! The Rays in the World Series, the lightening win the Cup and now the Bucs are Superbowl champs! I think both the Bolts and the Bucs have a great chance of being there again in 2021. The Rays not so much.

  10. Tonight was another example of why Gronk is still the best TE in the game, if not in statistics anymore, but in stature. He’s always performed at the highest level in the most meaningful games.

  11. Right up there with Deion Sanders going between Dallas and S.F. and winning…going to a loaded team. The best thing the Bucs did was not have Winston as their QB. Brady threw for 201 yrds…theBucs Defense held KC to 9 pts….the defense won that. White had something like 12 tackles and 10 solo or about that…more impressive to me…

    But as the greatest accomplishment? Jim Thorpe winning gold on shoes he found in a dumpster because his was stolen is pretty incredible….

  12. Tampa Bays Defense won the game. Offense is the constant – defense is the variable. Brady & Mahomes can only be stopped by defense. Brady & Gronk didn’t chase Mahomes around all night, nor did thy cover Kelce & Hill like glue. 100 years of pro football and now we only focus on the O

  13. Otto Graham won 7 championships in 10 years.
    Tom Brady won 7 championships in 21 years.
    Both accomplishments are amazing, and it will probably be another 65 years before it is surpassed. Isn’t medical science amazing?

  14. Wow wow wow, I knew the Bucs would win but thought it would be way closer. What a game. And Gronk is right, this has to be up there with one of the greatest accomplishments and seasons ever. Just pretty magical what just happened the past year. It all started with the GOAT walking into the wrong house.

    “RUN IT BACK!” HAHA, another repeat-SB attempt thwarted by Brady. Can’t wait till next year!

  15. Gronk is a HOF for sure, he came up big in this game. Even if you cant stand Brady he’s the GOAT The End.

  16. Greatest accomplishment in sports history?? Hardly. You won the super bowl Gronk. You and Tom went to a loaded team. Let’s not get carried away. Red Sox coming back from a 3-0 deficit against Yankees in 2004 was a LOT more difficult.

  17. To Put his accomplishment into perspective …. In 20 years he went to 10 championships and won 7
    Otto Graham on the other hand played 10 years … went to 10 Championships and won 7 rings …

    Please don’t tell me there were less teams, all that means is talent was concentrated and he didn’t spend 20 years beating up the Jets, Bills and ‘phins

    Do you really think he’d have 7 if he was in the AFC North and played Pittsburgh and Baltimore twice a year?

  18. Ummmmm, Gronk winning a fourth ring is one of the greatest accomplishments in sports history???

    No.

  19. kwjsb says:
    February 8, 2021 at 7:29 am
    To Put his accomplishment into perspective …. In 20 years he went to 10 championships and won 7
    Otto Graham on the other hand played 10 years … went to 10 Championships and won 7 rings …

    Please don’t tell me there were less teams, all that means is talent was concentrated and he didn’t spend 20 years beating up the Jets, Bills and ‘phins

    Do you really think he’d have 7 if he was in the AFC North and played Pittsburgh and Baltimore twice a year?

    ——————————————————————
    Brady pretty much owned the Steelers and the Ravens. You think he would have much trouble with the Browns and Bengals of the last 20 years? Sure, the Ravens won a couple of playoff games.

  20. Then he doesn’t know anything about sports history. Its on the list, but how about Cy Young’s wins totals, the basketball championships with UCLA, to name only two.

  21. Well, it is a great accomplishment and a breathtakingly well-planned and well-executed game on both sides of the ball. But on the other hand, it also has that Golden-State-buy-a-title aspect to it as well.

    What impresses me is that we saw them get their act together over the course of the season. If they had blown everyone away from the start, this would feel cheap. But they were dodgy for a good part of the year before things clicked. And they still had to execute at the highest level of the season to knock down the Chiefs.

    So while they should have been can’t-miss with that unsustainable roster, they really earned it with terrific playing and coaching last night.

  22. seahawkcritique says:
    February 8, 2021 at 2:18 am
    Otto Graham won 7 championships in 10 years.
    Tom Brady won 7 championships in 21 years.
    Both accomplishments are amazing, and it will probably be another 65 years before it is surpassed. Isn’t medical science amazing?
    ————————————————————————————————
    Otto had no better a TD vs INT ratio then Fitzpatrick or Bridgewater. In fact, both of those QBs have a higher completion percentage then Otto. Medical science or better decision making?

  23. kwjsb says:
    February 8, 2021 at 7:29 am
    To Put his accomplishment into perspective …. In 20 years he went to 10 championships and won 7
    Otto Graham on the other hand played 10 years … went to 10 Championships and won 7 rings …

    Please don’t tell me there were less teams, all that means is talent was concentrated and he didn’t spend 20 years beating up the Jets, Bills and ‘phins

    Do you really think he’d have 7 if he was in the AFC North and played Pittsburgh and Baltimore twice a year?

    ———-

    Cmon man, go look up the stats yourselves, it’s not like in his 20 years in the AFC he never played the Ravens and Steelers in the AFC North. His record vs the AFC North is over .800 %, his second highest percentage, higher than the East in fact by a wide margin.

    Ravens 8-4
    Browns 7-1
    Bengals 71
    Steelers 12-3

    And Otto Graham playing against 1/4 of the teams in the league is a difference, just stop. Heck, I’m a Boston homer and will be the first to tell you Bill Russell’s championships aren’t as impressive because he was playing against like the Toledo mud hens.

  24. Brady and the Pats always abused the AFC North. I love how tough they think it is over there. That type of hubris is partially responsible for why Brady wiped the floor with them all those years. From the top on down.

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