The announcement was made Friday morning by Gronkowski’s agent Drew Rosenhaus who told multiple media outlets that the tight end has been “cleared by all his doctors” to play in this Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
Gronkowski’s return would end weeks of anticipation and also drama surrounding his clearance to play. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick hasn’t confirmed Gronkowski’s status as of Friday, but with the way he has been performing in team practices and the struggles of the Patriots offense, it is pretty certain that fans and teammates will see Gronkowski on the field, in a real game, since their playoff game against the Houston Texans.
Gronkowksi seems excited and very eager to get back on the field.
“It’s going to be a great feeling, obviously. [I’ve] just been working hard towards that goal and working hard every day to achieve that. It’s going to be exciting, and when it happens, it’s going to be awesome.”
Fans will get to see this Sunday against the Jets just how exciting it will be. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will definitely love to see his most dangerous weapon back contributing to the offense. Even if his contribution is limited, Rob Gronkowski will give the Patriots offense more options, especially in the red zone where he will provide a huge target for Brady to throw to.