He is a cool person off the field as the life of the party and also delved into professional wrestling during his first retirement.
He seems to be a guy who loves to have fun, with his only difference being he is a chiseled tight end.
But on the field, he is also the definition of cool because no moment is too big or too bright for him.
The former Arizona standout continued to deliver, especially in the biggest moments in the sport.
Case in point: his two touchdowns for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to help win Super Bowl LV over the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s just unfortunate that he announced his retirement from the game after 11 seasons.
He leaves football as one of the best tight ends of all time by earning four All-Pro and five Pro Bowl selections.
Gronkowski is also a part of the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team and has four Super Bowl victories.
But that greatness was evident from the start based on this video at the 2010 Scouting Combine.
Safe to say he did that and more. pic.twitter.com/EOoytT5yuH
— NFL (@NFL) June 26, 2022
The caption reads, “@gronk set out to prove himself at the 2010 #NFLCombine. Safe to say he did that and more.”
A Future Legend Showing Off
To prove that he’s NFL-ready, he ran the stick route with Super Bowl-winning coach Brian Billick.
It’s one of the common routes for tight ends but it can yield huge gains if used at the perfect moment.
Gronkowski was able to run the routes smoothly and it helped him amass 9,286 receiving yards and 92 touchdowns throughout his career.
The only question that remains is if Gronkowski will stay retired for good.
After all, he already came back once and he’s nowhere near the end of his career based on his 2021 performance.