As two of the best players in the NFL at their respective positions, Rob Gronkowski and Earl Thomas share a mutual respect.
After Thomas leveled Gronkowski during Sunday’s New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks game, Gronkowski praised the hit, calling it one of the hardest he’d ever taken.
And when it was reported the Patriots tight end might have suffered a punctured lung — or, at the very least, some sort of chest injury — in the collision, Thomas took to Twitter on Tuesday to express his admiration for Gronkowski’s play.
Thomas’ Seahawks got the better of Gronk’s Patriots on Sunday, pulling out a 31-24 victory in a thrilling rematch of Super Bowl XLIX.
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