New England Patriots: 5 things we love about Rob Gronkowski

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 30: Rob Gronkowski
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Chemistry with Tom Brady

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 24: Rob Gronkowski
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Chemistry with Tom Brady

These two have hit if off from the start.  In fact, when both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are on the field, this dynamic duo have been just about unstoppable.

Of course, with a target like Gronkowski, what quarterback wouldn’t light it up on the field.  Okay, not just any quarterback, but you know what I mean.

Anytime you have a future Hall-of-Fame quarterback throwing the ball to an elite playmaker like Gronkowski, the impact on the field will be special.  Not only does the All-Pro tight end give Brady a big target to throw to, he is a deep threat that can stretch any defense.

Together, the duo gives linebackers and safeties nightmares and will punish any cornerback an opposing defense puts on Gronk. Besides all the highlights the two have created, the numbers have shown the Brady to Gronkowski connection has been the best in the last decade.

Here’s what Pro Football Focus wrote about the quarterback-tight end duo:

"“Throughout their careers, Tom Brady averages a 133.7 passer rating when targeting Rob Gronkowski.  Over the past decade (min. 350 targets), no quarterback-to-receiver connection has yielded a higher passer rating.”"

The dominance Gronkowski has shown on the field when healthy is off the charts.  The fact that this man has missed a ton of games makes his numbers even more impressive when it comes to where he ranks amongst active receivers, let alone tight ends.

With the way these two complement each other on and off the field, we may be watching the best connection the NFL has ever seen.