After joking around, making allusions to wrestling or acting instead of playing football next year, Rob Gronkowski finally decided to tell Bill Belichick he’s coming back.
Some though it was legit, he’d actually be done, some thought it was a play at making more money, then there was the idea, which Gronk had said at one point, that he wanted to play with Tom Brady, not someone else. Which I guess would make him impossible to trade.
Well around 24 hours later, turns out another tight end in the NFL is getting PAID.
Now I can’t say that I’ve followed Greg Olsen’s off-season antics intensely, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say he doesn’t pull the same stuff Gronk does.
What he has been though is more durable than Gronk. I know, I know, he missed most of last season with a broken foot. But prior to that he’d played in EVERY GAME since his rookie season in 2007 when he played 14.
Gronk’s played a full season twice, though he didn’t start every game his rookie year, yet played in all 16. Since his second year in the league though, it’s been 11, 7, 15, 15, 8, 14.
Maybe Gronk should get on whatever workout routine Olsen is on instead of copying his quarterback who doesn’t deal with nearly as much contact or running as any tight end.