“I’ll Just Keep Catching”- Rob Gronkowski Reacts to Historic 100th Career Touchdown

Published 09/17/2021, 3:45 AM EDT
Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady are possibly one of the most iconic offensive duos in the history of the NFL. Last night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ‘Quarterback-Tight end’ duo completed their 100th touchdown together. They are just 14 short of becoming the top duo of all time.

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The duo achieved this feat last night in Tampa Bay’s nail-biting victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Winning 31-29 to start their season off with a 1-0 record, the Buccaneers eked out a last-ditch victory against the Cowboys through Ryan Succop, who scored the winner from a 62 yard Tom Brady pass.

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Rob Gronkowski reacts on his 100th touchdown

Speaking to the media post-match, Gronkowski shared his feelings on his 100th career touchdown from Buccs QB Tom Brady.

“It’s cool,” Gronkowski said. “I didn’t even really know about it in the moment…I just listen to Coach [Tom] Moore. He said, ‘I’ll keep counting for you Rob, and you just keep catching.’ I said, ‘I like that one. I’ll just keep catching.’ That’s what I’ll do.”

Before the season began, Tom Brady had also showered praises on Gronkowski on his “Let’s Go” podcast. He expressed his happiness on seeing how Rob was enjoying playing after a long time.

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“When I see him play now, the real Rob Gronkowski’s back,” Brady said. “The spirit of him which makes everyone love him as a person, as a teammate, as a player, that spirit that he has in his eyes, about his joy of life, his joy of football is back. When I see him play the other night, that’s his most authentic self.”

TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski #87 and Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Brady further shed light on Gronkowski’s retirement and how much of a team player he is.

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“For someone who’s watching him for a long time, he had it, it faded away. He ended up retiring because he didn’t find the joy that he had. To see him regain it is one of the really great, satisfying things for me in pro sports. I wish the best for him every single day and every single time he performs because the kind of guy he is. If you’re going into battle, you want to go in with Rob Gronkowski on your side.”

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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