BLOOMINGTON Cheap Vincent Valentine Jersey , Minn. (AP) Rob Gronkowski gets to play in this year’s Super Bowl after missing last year’s game with a bad back. Zach Ertz gets the chance to match his wife, Julie , a soccer star who’s already won a world championship.
Super Bowl 52 could come down to which of these terrific tight ends shines brighter.
The two had similar statistics and impact on their team’s fortunes this season.
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Gronkowski led the New England Patriots with 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns.
Ertz led the Philadelphia Eagles with 74 catches for 824 yards and eight TDs – double his previous career best.
Ertz also has 11 grabs for 125 yards in the playoffs and Gronkowski has seven catches for 102 yards and a touchdown in the playoffs despite missing most of the AFC championship against Jacksonville after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Barry Church before halftime.
That led to concerns Gronkowski might miss his second straight Super Bowl. He was sidelined for last year’s 34-28 overtime win against Atlanta after undergoing back surgery.
Gronk, however, returned to practice Thursday and said he is ”ready to roll” after clearing the concussion protocol.
He said he never doubted he’d get to play Sunday.
”There was no reason to get frustrated,” Gronkowski said. ”We had that extra week, which was awesome.”
”He’s a dynamic player. He means a ton to our offense. He really has since he got to our team. It’s always great when he’s out there Cheap Trey Flowers Jersey ,” Brady said.