FOXBORO, Mass. — We’ll take Tom Brady’s word for it that Rob Gronkowski has grown up on the football field.
The New England Patriots tight end proved that he’s still an overgrown teenager during his appearance on “Top Chef” Wednesday night, however. Gronk doesn’t seem very convinced by Brady’s comments, either.
“I grew up a lot,” Gronkowski said, laughing. “I’m so mature.”
The tight end would concede that he’s made strides over the last five seasons that he’s been in the NFL.
“Yeah, definitely. Just being in the league for a few years, you see the ins and out and how older guys do everything and how they last,” Gronkowski said Wednesday. “How you see some guys come in and leave right away and see what they did. You see guys like Tom, Rob Ninkovich, (Darrelle) Revis, older guys like that, just come in and stay in the league and see what they do and how they perform and how they practice. They just lead by example.
“Just looking at the older guys, it’s cool. Just being around too, more familiar with the playbook, all that good stuff, more familiar with practices every single time going out there. Just getting a feel of it and just feeling out every single year and gain from it.”
So, no more wrestling with casts covering broken bones, right Rob?
“I don’t know,” Gronkowski said. “Hopefully I ain’t ever wearing one of those things again, so yeah, those days are over.”
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