New England Patriots: Who is the favorite target of Tom Brady in 2016?
The case for Rob Gronkowski
That the Patriots waited to unload Gronkowski for real until Brady returned from his suspension indicates just how much the Patriots value the Brady-Gronk connection.
We finally saw Gronkowski explode this season in Week 5 when he caught Brady’s second pass attempt of the season. After the Browns game, Gronk’s stat line for the season reads six catches on 10 targets for 120 yards. Five of those six catches have translated into first downs.
The most dynamic receiving threat in the game, Gronkowski is as long as he his bulky and as speedy as he is powerful. There is no one bad part about Gronkowski’s game, except that maybe he is a bit too injury-prone for his own good (a byproduct of his physical style of play, of course).
Gronk just may be Brady’s favorite target because if he’s matched up one-on-one with virtually anybody, Brady is going to lick his chops.
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