Adding to the list of accolades for the New England Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski was named the Comeback Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America.
In 2013 Gronk missed all of training camp, the first 6 games of the season, and the final game with injuries. He finished the season with 39 catches and four touchdowns; the lowest output of his
That turned around this season when he caught 82 passes for 12 touchdowns and didn’t miss a single game.
He led all NFL tight ends in receiving yards, receiving yards per game at 74.9 and tied for first with 12 TDs. He also paced all NFL TEs with 60 receiving first downs and 10 receptions of 25 yards or more.
Gronkowski is the third Patriots player to receive Comeback Player of the Year honors joining wide receiver Randy Moss (2007) and quarterback Tom Brady (2009).