4. One Of The Greatest EVER
During the 2019 season, which was the league's 100th year, NFL Network ran a weekly series in which a blue-ribbon panel of experts revealed their selections for the NFL's All-Time 100 Year Team, a century's worth of the greatest to ever lace up a pair of cleats. Of the 100 players chosen, only six of them made their league debut in the year 2000 or later, and Gronk is the only one to have made their debut in 2010 or later.
To put it another way, Gronkowski is the only player out of the NFL's 100 all-time greatest players that our own Adam Pacitti and Tom Campbell are older than. To already be considered among such an elite class speaks to what Gronkowski accomplished as a player in just a short amount of time.