Aside from being a four-time First-Team All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowler, he also won four Super Bowls and owns a number of league records including the most 100-yard games by a tight end (32).
He did all of these in just 11 seasons, which means that he was nearly winning a championship every other year.
Some players don’t even get a chance to play in the Super Bowl but he has four rings to brag.
But aside from the records he owns, Gronkowski also joins an elite group of players, thanks to his accomplishments throughout his career.
Gronk has played 11 years in the NFL
There are only 5 players in history with 100+ Rec TD through 11 career seasons (incl. playoffs)
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— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) June 21, 2022
The NFL on CBS Twitter account noted that he is part of an exclusive group that has over 100 career touchdowns in 11 seasons, including the playoffs.
Rice owns every meaningful record for wide receivers and is a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.
Moss is also enshrined in Canton and is one of the best wideouts to ever play the game.
His influence on the game will be forever commemorated through the term “Mossed” or when a receiver catches the ball over a defender.
Harrison is one of the most consistent wide receivers to play in the NFL.
Owens’ antics may have made much noise, but his numbers make him an all-time great.
Gronkowski Will Have His Bronze Bust
Voters in the Pro Football Hall of Fame won’t think twice about enshrining Gronkowski.
In fact, it would be a travesty if he didn’t make it in his first year of eligibility.
If the Hall’s criteria is being the best of the best, then Gronkowski fits the billing.
Certainly, there will be a party in Canton once he sees his bronze bust and wears his golden jacket.