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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Rob Gronkowski Wants to Team With Tom Brady Again. On TV

  • “Gronk” wants to collaborate with Tom Brady on Fox NFL coverage.
  • Gronkowski and Brady became one of the deadliest passing batteries in NFL history, connecting for 105 touchdown passes.
Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady celebrate their last Super Bowl title together,
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PHOENIX — The Tom Brady-to-Rob Gronkowski connection could move from the playing field to the broadcast booth. 

Gronkowski said he’s interested in teaming up with Brady again for Fox’s TV coverage of the NFL.

The four-time Super Bowl champion started working with Fox midway through the 2022 season. 

Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl winner, told Colin Cowherd he’ll start his TV career with Fox in 2024 after signing a 10-year, $375 million deal to become the network’s No. 1 game analyst.

During their time together with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gronkowski and Brady became one of the deadliest passing batteries in NFL history, connecting for 105 touchdown passes (including the postseason).

The colorful tight end nicknamed “Gronk” would prefer to remain in the Fox studio. But he envisions himself collaborating with Brady during NFL coverage. 

“He’s going to be in the booth commentating on games. I’m not at that level, that’s not my style, that’s 100% his. But I can see us collabing in a way,” Gronkowski said Wednesday. “I can go up to the booth. Or maybe I’m on the sideline, and I go up to him. I can definitely see that happening.” 

Looking ahead, Gronkowski believes Fox executives will figure out a way “where we interact — and have a good time with it.” 

The role Gronkowski envisions sounds similar to that of the late Tony Siragusa, who served as a “field analyst” for Fox (Siragusa passed last year at age 55).

During Fox’s coverage of Super Bowl 57, Gronkowski is already poised to star in a “live” FanDuel commercial where he tries to successfully kick a 25-yard field goal.

His FanDuel deal is part of a busy post-playing career for Gronkowski, that includes endorsements deals with Subway, FanDuel and Wolf & Shepherd and a cameo in the new comedy “80 for Brady.”

In a podcast with Front Office Sports, he expressed interest in team ownership down the line.

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