New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski is an All-Pro, but injuries have prevented him from playing a full season since 2011. Safety T.J. Ward’s helmet collided with his knee during a December 8 game against the Cleveland Browns, leading to a torn ACL and MCL. His rehab is on target according to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe, and Gronk showed off his unique way of rehabbing during a recent appearance on Whose Line is it Anyway? Wayne Brady and Jonathan Magnum.
Take a look at how he broke it down as the show’s special guest:
One of Tom Brady’s favorite targets hasn’t participated in OTAs with the Patriots, but he’s found plenty of time to perfect his dance moves while working on his eventual return.
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has gotten plenty of attention for what he does off the field, but what Gronk does goes reasonably unnoticed. It’s almost expected now. After all, he did join the rookie for that weekend getaway in Las Vegas during Memorial Day weekend.
Gronk’s exploits are even more surprising because the Patriots are not known to have those kinds of players. However, there also aren’t many players in football that produce at his level.
He only appeared in seven games during 2013, but still caught 39 passes for 592 yards and four touchdowns. The tight end averaged 15.2 yards per catch and 84.6 yards per game. Even though his season was cut short, those averages are career highs. Prior to 2013, he had three straight years of catching double-digit touchdowns.
His recent run of injuries hasn’t prevented him from remaining one of the top-rated fantasy options at tight end. He will get drafted early in season-long leagues, and is worth the risk. If he’s healthy, you’ll reap huge dividends. In 2011, Gronk started all 16 games and pulled in 90 catches, leading to 1,327 yards and a league-leading 17 touchdowns.
He should be a regular on your daily fantasy lineup, as well. It’s clear he can produce at high levels on a game-by-game basis.
And who knows, maybe his latest television appearance will lead to an eventual invitation to Dancing With The Stars.
For now, let’s hope those dance moves help him side-step serious injury and he’s on the field consistently this season.