Gronk, Brady Named All-Pro First Team for 2017

Posted by: Gronkowski

It may be a bye week for the Patriots, but Gronk and Brady are still dominating the competition by being named the Associated Press' All-Pro First Team for the 2017 season.

This marks the fourth time Rob has received the honor and the third time for Tom (yep, yo read that right!)

It is especially good news for Gronk though, as it means he has reached the highest tier of his contract (which included incentives for catches, receiving yards, or touchdowns this season), which will reap a $2.5 million bonus.

Gronk earned a PFF grade of 92.7 this season, having averaged 2.40 yards per route in 2017, outperforming any tight end with at least 29 targets by .35 yards.

Read the Pro Football Focus accolade below:

“Rob Gronkowski just reinforced in 2017 that he is the class of the position and a more dominant force than anybody else out there. He was the player that became the flaw in Pittsburgh’s new man-coverage gameplan in their Week 15 meeting, as the Steelers simply didn’t have anybody that could cover him one on one, and what really separates him is his ability to block as well as a receiver.

Gronk has by far the highest overall PFF grade in the league at his position, but his run-blocking grade of 84.1 ranks second among all TEs, ahead of dedicated blocking tight ends. That versatility makes him the ultimate weapon at the position and adds a different dimension to players that are simply receiving weapons.”


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