Notes: A farewell to Gronk

Tight EndsIs he really going? Rob Gronkowski’s career lasted only nine years, but he seems to have been with us forever. He cut across the NFL like a hard-partying red-white-and-blue comet; a Pat Patriot come to life, leaving a trail of flattened defenders in his wake.

That reckless, record-breaking style was doomed to a short life, and now he’ll be off to chug beers and make a ton of money by just being Gronk. Unless the Patriots tempt him back … don’t rule it out.

In his honor, we’ve updated the tight end rankings on the football page, also including Brent Jones and Keith Jackson to pad out the list a bit.

Tight Ends Games Total Per 160 Sqr Root Sum Off Def
Rob Gronkoski 131 11.42 13.95 3.38 17.33 27.98 -0.08
Tony Gonzalez 277 19.95 11.52 4.47 15.99 23.05 -0.01
Kellen Winslow 115 8.73 12.15 2.95 15.10 24.45 -0.17
Shannon Sharpe 222 14.81 10.67 3.85 14.52 21.43 -0.08
Dave Casper 157 9.82 10.01 3.13 13.14 20.07 -0.06
Keith Jackson 142 8.88 10.01 2.98 12.99 20.35 -0.34
John Mackey 149 8.78 9.43 2.96 12.39 19.03 -0.17
Ozzie Newsome 208 11.55 8.88 3.40 12.28 17.79 -0.03
Mike Ditka 168 9.54 9.09 3.09 12.17 18.91 -0.02
Brent Jones 164 8.77 8.56 2.96 11.52 17.21 -0.10

 

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