Rob Gronkowski ‘excited’ over relaxed celebration rule
The NFL relaxed its rules concerning celebrations ahead of the 2017 season and one star who anticipates enjoying the newfound freedom is New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
While joining “PFT Live” Tuesday morning, Gronkowski weighed in on what he expects as the league allows players to showcase their personalities a little more on the field.
“I have nothing planned, I really never thought about it, but I think the rule’s great,” Gronkowski said, via Pro Football Talk. “I think it gives the fans what they want to see. Already through the preseason you see many, many celebrations that are cool to see, with many teams and many players. So I’m excited for it, excited to see what people got, and excited for the fans to see what they want to see, some extra celebrations in the end zone.”
Gronkowski hinted in July that he had some things cooking as it relates to touchdown celebrations this coming season. It sounds like Gronk may be still working out the kinks and refining his celebratory antics. Should his creativity stall early on, at least he always has his patented “Gronk Spike” in his back pocket just in case.
Gronkowski will get the first opportunity to reach the end zone Thursday night, when the Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium to kick-off the 2017 NFL season. Should he score, it will mark his 70th career touchdown. And we all learned how much he enjoyed scoring his 69th TD, for very Gronk-ian reasons.