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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski reaches 1,000 career postseason receiving yards

Rob Gronkowski

Despite rumors beginning to swirl regarding the end of an era in New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is still making plays on the field while continuing to string together quite the laundry list of career milestones. On Sunday evening against the Kansas City Chiefs,  Gronkowski notably surpassed 1,000 career postseason receiving yards.

Just hours before Sunday’s game kicked off at Arrowhead Stadium, it was reported that Gronkowski could be set to retire after the conclusion of the 2018-19 in order to pursue a career in acting. While a “Gronk” retirement has been rumored for a few years now, the seasoned pass catcher is somehow still out there making plays for his quarterback, Tom Brady.

Playing through repeated injuries — significant ones at that — Gronkowski has taken quite the beating over the years while laying it all out there each and every game. As impressive as it is that he has now surpassed such a statistical plateau, the longtime Patriots tight end has made it even more impressive considering how little he has seemingly been on the field for the playoffs.

However, it is also worth noting that being on the Patriots have certainly helped Gronkowski reach such a milestone. The Patriots have played more postseason games than anyone over the course of the last two decades, paving the way for a slew of players to rack up a multitude of statistical achievements — “Gronk” included.

Nonetheless, Gronkowski will surely go down as one of the best tight ends ever — and deservedly so.