Rob Gronkowski finally got to hold the Lombardi Trophy following the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl victory last Sunday.
But it’s certainly didn’t happen as anybody might have envisioned.
Gronk and good pal Tom Brady got daring during Wednesday’s ‘Boat Parade,’ celebrating the Bucs’ first title in nearly two decades when the star QB opted to toss the coveted trophy over a body of water into the hands of his tight end on a boat filled with revelers.
Brady and Gronkowski were on different boats (apparently Chris Godwin and Mike Evans were on Gronk’s boat) during the celebration and, to boot, they were moving at the time of the ‘reception. In fact, Brady’s vessel appeared to be approximately 15 feet from that of his tight end and after a couple of practice heaves, the five-time Super Bowl MVP released a high-arcing toss over the water.
Gronk, who was kneeling, caught it with easy, before standing up and once again raising his arms in triumph.
The person who filmed the video, meanwhile, couldn’t help but proclaim through laughter: “They got it. That was the most important catch of the season, right there.”
Brady pointed to his favorite target before turning and burying his face in his hands as if to say, “What the heck am I doing?”
On Tuesday, Gronkowski revealed through an interview with ESPN’s. NFL Live that he did not touch the Lombardi Trophy after Tampa Bay’s 31-9 victory over Kansas City because of something that happened the last time he won the Super Bowl with New England in 2019. During those post-game celebrations, he apparently held the trophy like a bat and attempted to ‘bunt’ a pitch from Julien Edelman. The impact left a dent and, obviously, somebody must have taken issue with that incident.
Nonetheless, it didn’t stop the long-time teammates from being daring on Wednesday.
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