Leonard Fournette is exactly who we thought and hoped he would be.
He is an angry, ferocious, shifty, and extremely productive back. He creates positive yardage even when the hole isn’t there. And, more importantly, he falls forward when completing his runs.
Chris Ivory Game Jersey Gronk learned to interact with the broader world around him all while honing his skills as an elite catcher of touchdowns. The dude has come a long way, but he’s had to learn so much about how to be a person that sometimes he still short-circuits. And tweets things like this:
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The reason I’m telling you Gronk’s origin story (which everybody already knows) is because on Sunday, the second-most significant moment of his life occurred: Gronk caught a pass from his best friend Tom Brady for his 69th touchdown in the National Football League.
For those of you who have better things to do than make juvenile jokes with other sportswriters on Twitter all day long, let me explain to you why this is so significant. Sixty-nine is a sex joke, and we’re all 13-year-olds, so whenever your phone battery is at 69 percent, or it’s 69 degrees out, or your bill comes to $69.69, you’re supposed to say, nice. Gronk thinks 69 jokes are particularly funny, so when he got to 68 touchdowns last year, everyone was like, Oh, this next one is gonna be good.
And then he took a particularly nasty hit from Earl Thomas, ruptured a disk in his back, and had to have surgery. The NFL world groaned — not only was this terrible news for Patriots fans, but football fans across the country would have to wait at least a season for Gronk to hit his magic number.
Well, folks, the wait was worth it. Delayed gratification is a thing, and the definition is: Gronk’s 69th touchdown, which he caught in the Patriots’ Sept. 17 game against the Saints.