The New England Patriots have once again showed why they are ahead of the curve in the National Football League, as according to a report by ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, the team has agreed to a six-year extension with Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Gronkowski, who was selected by the Pats in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Arizona, has become a dominant force in the NFL and started a revolution at the tight end position.
In his first two season, Gronkowski has notched 132 receptions for 1,873 yards and 27 touchdowns. Last season, he was particularly impressive as the Patriots took their offense to new heights with their innovative two-tight end offense that features Aaron Hernandez along with Gronkowski. For the season, Gronkowski hauled in 90 passes for 1,327 yards and 17 receiving touchdowns, tops in the NFL.
Gronkowski originally signed a four-year deal with the Patriots.