New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said that he is not 100 percent yet, but he is aiming to be ready for Week 1.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is looking to be ready for the 2014 season opener.
However, he admitted that he is not 100 percent ready for the season quite yet. “If I was 100 percent, I would be doing every single thing. No, I’m not 100 percent, obviously not. I’m working my way to get to that, and working every single day to get to that and improving every single day,” the tight end said.
Gronkowski has been injury-prone throughout his career, and he has only played 18 regular-season games in the last two years. However, he is arguably the best tight end in the NFL and makes the Patriots offense more dangerous whenever he is on the field.
The Pro Bowler’s 2011 season was possibly the best season ever for a tight end when he finished with 90 receptions, 1,327 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Since wide receiver is an area of weakness for the Patriots, quarterback Tom Brady will be heavily dependent on Gronkowski. The tight end will be cautious in his return so that he can see the field as much as possible.