Rob Gronkowski no longer gets paid to play football. Now he gets paid to analyze football and give his opinion about it. After analyzing the broadcast network’s coverage of Taylor Swift, Gronk’s opinion is that he’s done with it.
Appearing on FanDuel’s Up & Adams on Wednesday, the Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Famer says that the broadcast network’s insistence on constantly showing shots of Swift has taken things over the top.
“I would just say ‘Bye, bye, bye.’ It’s just a little bit too much,” Gronkowski said, even though Swift did not sing that song.
“Yes, you can show her. Maybe have her perform a song now since they’re hyping her up every single week. But we want more football! Yes, it’s fine that you show her, but not every single play.”
Gronkowski added that he felt the focus should be on the players that the fans paid to see.
“That’s my point – show the players, show the players’ celebrations.”
This does not mean that Gronk begrudged Kelce, or feels that he is undeserving of Swift, or the added media attention.
“You know, it’s wonderful, he deserves it all,” Gronk told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday.
“He’s had seven 1,000-yard seasons in a row. Wide receivers barely have seven 1,000-yard seasons in a row. He deserves every commercial, and he’s a good-looking man, so he deserves any lady that he wants to get. And he can move. Like I said, I had a dance-off with him, and his hips can groove, so it’s great to see him doing his thing on and off the field. He deserves it all.”
The biggest culprit in the Swift overload is CBS. The constant showing of Swift and Chiefs QB Pat Mahomes’ wife, Brittany, was especially egregious on Sunday during Kansas City’s win over San Diego.
However, the ratings for the games where Swift has appeared have been monstrous, meaning that the networks aren’t going to stop showing her anytime soon.