Rob Gronkowski looking to break Tony Gonzalez’s 100-yard games record

NFL: NOV 28 Buccaneers at Colts
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski had seven catches for 123 yards in last week’s 38-31 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

The performance gave Gronkowski his 30th 100-yard receiving game of his career. It moved him to just one behind Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez for most ever 100-yard receiving games by a tight end.

It’s a benchmark Gronkowski is looking to break before his career is over.

Let me tell you, I’m trying to break that record,” Gronkowski said on NFL Network. “I mean, why wouldn’t I try to break that record? I’m coming for it. Tony, I’m coming for it. Basically, you got every record so I’m coming for this one and it’s a pretty cool one, too, for sure. It just shows that I guess you’re a baller and Tony’s a baller.”

The performance against the Colts was his first 100-yard game of the season and just his second in two seasons with Tampa Bay. If he doesn’t get to Gonzalez’s mark quickly, he may end up having company in the chase. Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs has 28 career 100-yard games and is nipping on the heels of both players.

12 responses to “Rob Gronkowski looking to break Tony Gonzalez’s 100-yard games record

  1. Hate him or dislike him, Gronk is the greatest ever TE. Being in touching distance of receiving records at the position whole also being a devastating blocker is impressive. Highly touted modern TEs like Kelce or Waller are often just large receivers.

  2. Gronk and Tony played the position where both were called on to block. Kelce is a big receiver. Still great at what he is asked to do.

  3. Go Gronk!!! Love Gonzalez, but love Gronk more. Hope he gets it. He’s a warrior…. Go Bucs and GO MICHIGAN WOLVERINES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Love seeing good TE play. Travis Kelce is on his way to his 6th season in a row with 1000+ yards, he may unseat both as the GOAT TE before his career is over. He will certainly surpass 30 100yard games.

  5. Gronk was always the better player regardless of the stats.
    There have been few, if any, who have played the complete aspect of the position better than Gronkowski has. His mix of exceptional blocking ability and receiving prowess leaves in the conversation for the best tight end of all time.

  6. Gonzalez had the misfortune of playing with bum QBs. Who knows how many more 100 yard games he would have had.

  7. I would agree that Gonzalez and Gronk were more similar than todays TE’s. But as someone else mentioned, if Tony had just a few more years of decent QB’s, there would be records that may never be broken. He had Trent Green for 5 years I believe, then a flurry of bottom rung guys that were likely in the bottom 10% of the league. Sad he had to leave KC but they were in such disarray he’s one Chief I accept leaving for another team. It wasn’t about money, it was about finishing his years with a chance at a SB. He definitely wasn’t going to get that in KC with Romeo Crennel and Tyler Palko…. Sadly he didn’t get it in ATL either.

  8. Gronk will get the record, but he’ll only own it for a quick minute before Kelce roars past him. Kelce has the ability to set that bar at 40+.

  9. When you consider how many games Gronk has missed due to injuries, his career stats are amazing.

  10. A Gronk fan here. Regardless of how many records he may have at the end, he has proven his greatness time and time again. He’s made many great catches, fingertip cates low and high.i just hope he wears the pads of protections. Get used to wearing those pads available to you Rob. Even more important then the games is your long term health..

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