The Comeback Player of the Year award has been given to New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was able to play all 16 games and help take the Patriots to the Super Bowl.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is looking to win his first Super Bowl ring, but he will at the very least have a Comeback Player of the Year award to add to his shelf after Sunday.
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The Patriots tight end was able to stay healthy for the entire season and help quarterback Tom Brady bounce back to his usual form.
Gronkowski caught 82 passes for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns, which are extraordinary numbers for a tight end. He had only played in seven games in the 2013 season while also missing five games in the 2012 season.
The tight end got 27 votes to win the award. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain each received seven votes to finish in second place.
The official NFL Twitter account announced Gronkowski’s award win.
— NFL (@nfl) February 1, 2015