Former Patriots’ TE Rob Gronkowski is Now an NFL Analyst

Rob Gronkowski in 2017. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9065478cs)

Former New England Patriots’ Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski has a new career. Fox Sports announced on Tuesday that Gronkowski signed a three-year deal with the network, and will work an NFL analyst.

Gronkowski will be part of the network’s FOX NFL Sunday pregame show, where he will join Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Michael Strahan, and Tony Gonzalez among others. The 30-year-old is set to make his TV debut as an analyst on Thursday Night Football, which will see his former team Pats going up against New York Giants.

“I’m extremely excited to be joining FOX Sports,” – said Gronkowski in a statement. “For the past 25 years, they’ve offered viewers top-notch NFL programming from the field to the booth to the studio. Their deep talent roster is unmatched, which was important for me as I embark on this new chapter in my life because I’ll be able to learn from the best in the business.”

Gronkowski already received encouragement from his former teammate Tom Brady, who believes that FOX got the right guy for the job.

“He’ll be good,” – said Brady. “He’s been good at everything he’s done. I didn’t know that, that’s good for him. Good opportunity.”

Rob Gronkowski spent his entire NFL career with the New England Patriots, who drafted him in the second round of 2010 NFL Draft. During his time in the league, Gronkowski helped the Pats win three Super Bowls, while making five Pro Bowls and earning four First-Team All-Pro selections.

Gronkowski decided to retire from professional football in March, citing injuries and pain as the main reasons for his decision. His career stats include 521 receptions for 7,861 and 79 touchdowns.