There's another Pats star though that is probably second-in-command when it comes to name value, and that is Rob Gronkowski.
There is no way of knowing whether Rob Gronkowski played his final football game Sunday night in Super Bowl LIII. Gronk, as he is universally known, has been one of New England quarterback Tom Brady's top passing targets since the Patriots traded draft picks with the Oakland Raiders to get him in 2010. "Gronk has always been that way whenever we need him to make a play, or whenever our team needs a play in a crunch situation". Gronkowski's massive catch helped set up Sony Michel's go-ahead touchdown, which was enough to secure Tom Brady and Bill Belichick's sixth Super Bowl title together. Fullback James Deveiln lined up wide right, with second tight end Dwayne Allen in the slot to that side.
The Patriots went five wide with several key wrinkles.
"Mistakes", Littleton said. "We had adjustments, we were moving, and players were scattered all over the field".
Added Gronkowski: "I'm pretty sure it was two plays before when I wound up in the same spot".
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In nine seasons, all with the Patriots, Gronkowski has caught 521 passes for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns (plus one more score that went down as a rushing touchdown).
Gronkowski had six receptions for 87 yards (how fitting) in Sunday's victory, coming through with two huge catches on New England's only touchdown drive of the game early in the fourth quarter.
"Incredible catch", Brady said. I think if Gronk wanted to get a job in television making millions for years to come, he's somebody that has the capability to pull it off.
And although Edelman was named the game's most valuable player, New England would not be celebrating had Gronkowski not come up with the game's most valuable play.