Why We've Missed Rob Gronkowski This Season

USA Today reported that Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski is likely to make his return Sunday for a showdown with the New Orleans Saints.

Gronkowski has been recovering since last season from a nagging injury and infection to his left forearm and back surgery.

But we’ve missed him dearly, and hope he does return this weekend. Here’s why:

His shear size and stature:

Rob Gronkowski

For runs like this:

Rob Gronkowski

Skill and athleticism that makes him the Patriots biggest weapon:

Rob Gronkowski

His ridiculous toughness:

The entertaining touchdown celebrations:

Especially when they don’t go as planned:

And of course his goofiness:

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