Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski is no stranger to Super Bowl games or all-time greats at the position. The future Hall of Famer won three Super Bowl titles alongside current teammate and quarterback Tom Brady during their tenures with the New England Patriots, and the 31-year-old has watched a handful of legendary signal-callers face his teams from the sidelines.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes enters the week as the favorite to win Super Bowl LV Most Valuable Player honors, but Gronkowski believes that tight end Travis Kelce is “the best player on the Chiefs’ offense,” per Nick Shook of the NFL’s official website.
“One thing that’s very intriguing about Travis Kelce, and I’ve never really seen this with any other player in the NFL ever before, is that Kelce gets better every single year that I’ve seen him play in the NFL,” Gronkowski said of the three-time All-Pro tight end.
He added: “What he has done for the position of the tight end, I can only have respect for that. What’s most impressive about him is that he gets better year-in and year-out and that’s rare to see.”
Kelce leads the NFL with three receiving touchdowns during the playoffs, per ESPN stats, and he recorded a career-best 11 receiving scores during the 2020 regular season. BetOnline.ag listed Kelce at +1000 to win Super Bowl MVP as of Monday afternoon.