Rob Gronkowski had one of the most illustrious tight end careers in NFL history.
But by the end of Sunday night, one of his beloved records could be broken.
Gronk currently holds the record for the most receiving yards (2,986) in his first three seasons in the league, including playoff games. George Kittle, however, is nipping at his heels.
The San Francisco 49ers tight end must notch just 26 receiving yards against the Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game to break Gronk’s record, according to NFL Research. And he has a good chance of doing it, too.
Kittle recorded 129 yards in the Niners’ massive Week 12 victory over the Packers, the most Green Bay has allowed to a tight end in the last five seasons.
Impressive, to say the least.
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