It’s hard to focus on anything but the Super Bowl right now, but it was nice to see Rob Gronkowski take home the ‘Comeback Player of the Year’ award, as voted on by the Associated Press. Gronk suffered a torn ACL towards the end of the 2014 season, and his comeback this year has been Adrian Peterson-like.
The big man reeled in 82 catches for 1,124 yards, and 12 touchdowns this season, and it was in only 15 games, as he sat out the meaningless season-finale against Buffalo. He is the best overall weapon in the league, and when you think about how he was a mere 8 months removed from reconstructive knee surgery, it’s just amazing. Gronk will have to be big tomorrow against Seattle if New England wants to come away with a victory.
Gronkowski received 27 of the 50 available votes. which seems right, given the injury he had to overcome, and the season he put together.
Per Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, Tom Brady received one vote for the MVP award, Gronk received one vote for the offensive player of the year award, and Bill Belichick received one vote for coach of the year.
And now we return to our regular Super Bowl programming.
WE’RE SO DAMN CLOSE, PEOPLE!!!!