The Green Bay Packers do not have a long history with future Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski. Of course, this is due to the fact that he spent most of his career playing for the New England Patriots in the AFC East. Indeed, Green Bay faced Gronkowski’s teams just three times in the regular season and once in the Playoffs.
Gronkowski is widely considered to be one of the best tight ends in the history of the NFL. As such, he has developed a fanbase of his own that encompasses the entire NFL world. His status also has given him a voice that has a wide audience throughout the sports universe.
Due to his popularity, demands for his signed memorabilia is in high demand. Whether it is Patriots gear or Buccaneers, football collectors ensure that he is represented in their collection.
Rob Gronkowski vs the Green Bay Packers
The first time Gronkowski faced the Packers was on December 19, 2010. He had one reception for 25 yards (on two targets) in a 31-27 New England victory over Green Bay.
Gronk and the Patriots did not meet the Packers again until November 30, 2014. The future Hall of Fame tight end had a stellar game against Green Bay, hauling in seven receptions for 98 yards. It was not enough, though, and the Packers emerged victorious 26-21.
The final regular season meeting between a Gronkowski team and Green Bay occurred on October 18, 2020. The Buccaneers, who featured both Gronk and Tom Brady, lit up the Packers, winning 38-10. For his part, Gronkowski had five receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown.
Rob Gronkowski faced the Packers in the postseason just once in his stellar career. That came in the 2020 NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field, which the Bucs won on their way to the Super Bowl and history. Gronk had just one catch in this game, but it was a key 29-yard reception that set up a field goal.
Rob Gronkowski’s Recent “Feud” with Aaron Rodgers
Prior to his trade to the New York Jets, former Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sent shockwaves throughout the NFL world during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show when he said:
“Do I still think I can play? Of course. Of course. Can I play at a high level? Yeah. The highest. I think I can win MVP again in the right situation. Right situation, is that Green Bay or is that somewhere else? I’m not sure, but I don’t think you should shut down any opportunity.”
Gronkowski, who is a four-time Super Bowl Champion, believed that Rodgers was too focused on personal glory rather than team accomplishments. He said so during an appearance on Up and Adams:
“I’m totally fine with everything he said except for one major part—and that’s the ‘MVP again. Bro, why are you thinking MVP? Don’t you want Super Bowls?”
Rodgers fired back at Gronkowski and others who criticized him at the time during his next appearance on The Pat McAfee Show saying:
“Everybody wants to win MVP, everybody that plays the game wants to be MVP. Yeah, you want to win a championship 100%, like you wanna go down in history on a championship football team, but everybody wants to win MVP too.”
The two have had little reason to comment on each other since then, but Rodgers did say in that interview that he still loves Gronk and the vibes he gives off.
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