The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski already accomplished enough to put himself in the conversation for the best tight end in the history of the NFL. But this doesn’t mean that Gronkowski is ready to slow down anytime soon.
Speaking with the NFL Network on Tuesday, Gronkowski said that his next goal is to break Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez’s record for most games with 100+ yards receiving by a tight end. The record currently stands at 31 games, while Gronk is at 30 after having racked up 123 receiving yards to help the Bucs get a 38-31 win against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
“Let me tell you, I’m trying to break that record,” Gronkowski said. “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.”
Rob Gronkowski has a realistic chance of surpassing Gonzalez, although it seems he would need at least one more season to get there. The game against the Colts was the first with 100+ receiving yards for the 32-year-old in 2021, while he also had only one last season.
Gronkowski is enjoying a productive season with the Bucs, catching 29 passes for 378 yards and four touchdowns.