Asked about his future following the Patriots' 13-3 Super Bowl win over the Rams Gronkowski was non-committal about his future. "I saw the coverage". Paying out nearly $12 million to an aging tight end who missed three games and notched 682 yards isn't likely.
"I got off my one-on-one clean", Donald said. "He knows to trust in me and throw that ball and I'm going to go grab it".
In nine seasons, all with the Patriots, Gronkowski has caught 521 passes for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns (plus one more score that went down as a rushing touchdown).
With the outcome teetering in the balance, tied at 3 with under eight minutes to play, Gronkowski lined up in the left slot, ran deep down the seam and dove to pull in a 29-yard reception that set up the game's only touchdown, a 2-yard plunge by Sony Michel. "That was one of the biggest plays in the game".
That sounds simple. But the Patriots, as they often do, schemed to put Gronkowski in a great position to beat the defense.
Gronkowski came up with an incredible catch in the fourth quarter of what proved to be an uneventful Super Bowl on Sunday night, setting up the game's first and only touchdown in the very next play. He hasn't played full season since 2012, and with New England's annual forays into the postseason, his odometer is quickly maxing out. That would be awesome but he's gotta do what's best for him and right now, what's best for him is winning the Superbowl on Sunday.If you're in the WWE, you're a superstar. Montana and Rice, though, won just two titles together.
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Los Angeles would start with the ball in the second half, but five plays later and the Rams would punt to New England. Like a lot of weapons in Brady-led offenses, the raw stat sheet doesn't jump at you - six catches, 87 yards. But he found a way to add to his lasting impression as an indispensable part of the Patriots' dynasty.