Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has agreed to terms with Fox Sports to become their latest football analyst.
The three-time Super Bowl champion garnered a reputation for being a large personality during his eight year career. On Tuesday, Fox announced they would be adding that personality to their pregame show. His first appearance as an analyst will be ahead of the Patriots’ Thursday night matchup with the New York Giants. Fitting, considering Gronkowski and the Patriots lost twice to the Giants in the Super Bowl (42, 46).
“I’m extremely excited to be joining FOX Sports,” Gronkowski said in a statement after the announcement. “For the past 25 years, they’ve offered viewers top-notch NFL programming from the field to the booth to the studio.”
For the fans who thought “Gronk” would return to the field, this new position does not mean he cannot change his mind. Jay Cutler was hired as an analyst before returning to the league to play for the Miami Dolphins. And in the 2018-2019 offseason, Cowboys TE Jason Witten left the Monday Night Football broadcast booth to return to Dallas.
Since retiring, Gronkowski has partnered with a CBD company, Abacus. He has since been an advocate for legalizing CBD products in the NFL. He states their benefits to physical and mental health in relation to the toll professional football takes on the body.
Gronkowski will be joining the Fox Sports team with Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan. His first appearance will be October 10.
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