Celebrating at Disney World, “working off fumes” after only some hours sleep, Gronk spoke to CNN’s Andy Scholes a couple of partnership that has now damaged the file, held by Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, for essentially the most touchdowns in NFL playoff historical past.
“It’s pretty crazy, but that record needed to be broken for sure,” he mentioned.
“The record got broken in the Super Bowl. And it’s just unbelievable to have that connection with him.
“It has taken a whole lot of work, you already know, since I received within the league my rookie 12 months simply to be on the identical web page as him. And it simply feels superb, you already know, to have that, to know that we received that belief in one another. And any time we hit the sector that we’re able to go.”
“Yeah, I do not know,” Gronk said. “Tom’s in all probability going to go to love 55 years outdated if he could. I’m a year-to-year man.
“I feel like Tom would sign another 50-year contract if he could, while I’m just doing one year at a time.”
“This thing started in August and it was all about sacrifice and commitment to each other,” Bucs coach Bruce Arians informed CNN Sport.
“We had to beat the virus before we beat another team. And I can’t say enough about our guys’ commitment to each other.
“This is without doubt one of the closest groups I’ve ever been on and we could not eat collectively, we could not discuss to one another. For them to care this a lot about one another … the bonding expertise one way or the other occurred, and I’m nonetheless making an attempt to determine how.”
For Gronk, a Super Bowl win with Tampa has been a career fourth, but after flirting with the idea of retirement, he says it will be remembered — just like his enduring bromance with Brady — as one of a kind.
“This one has its personal particular place, simply popping out of retirement, happening to Tampa Bay and successful the Super Bowl.
“This one definitely has its own special place in my heart. It’s up there, man. It’s up there. It was a special, special year, a special journey. And it’s going to be a story for the ages.”