From Patriots to Buccaneersone thing bettors can count on for the last 12 NFL it’s the seasons Rob Gronkowski makes great games in the tight end.
But the four-time Super Bowl champion announced his retirement this week, making Gronk’s gambling in the NFL a thing of the past.
Or does it?
Elected 42nd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, Arizona’s secret end dominated the position during his NFL tenure. He was selected for five Pro Bowls and was four times the first All-Pro team.
While all of these honors are great, how did Gronk on the grid handle the bettors? Also, do bookmakers think there is a chance the 2014 NFL player of the year will return from retirement for the second time?
When it comes to Gronk’s best performance for Jordan for the second time in three years, FOX Bet gave us a hypothetical chance of returning to the end.
THE SLAVE GRONKOWSKI RATIO TO REMAIN RETIRED
Makes a return: -500 (bet $ 10 to win $ 12 total)
Remains retired: +350 (bet $ 10 to win $ 45 total)
All this idle juice on Gronk returning to the field can make bettors wonder if and when they can expect to see him catch touchdown passes again.
According to FOX Bet sports dealer Daniel Montanari, Gronk’s return to the league could happen sooner than you think.
“I think he’ll be back in the middle of the season if the Bucks start well,” Montanari said. “His agent confirmed this.
“A player of Gronk’s caliber can miss OTA, training camp and much of the regular season and return to the Bucs team ready to play another Super Bowl match.
And while the movement was light, Gronkowski’s retirement extended the odds for the Tampa Bay Super Bowl and NFC South. The odds for the Buccaneers to lift the Lombardi trophy rose from +850 to +900 after the announcement of Gronk’s withdrawal. To win the division, the team’s odds were extended from -303 to -278.
But what if the all-time member of the NFL 100th Anniversary Team hung up for the last time?
Well, we did a dive into Gronk’s career in terms of betting to see if the gamblers would forget to bet on the 87 teams when he was in the squad.
Let’s look at the postseason first.
According to FOX Sports Research, the Gronk teams are 13-9 against the spread (ATS) in the playoffs. This is 59% coverage rate when TE meets. So the people who bet on Gronk’s teams to cover every time he plays a playoff game have gotten a good return on their investment – though not as beautiful as Gronk’s four championship rings.
And speaking of the beautiful, it was the GOAT – quarterback Tom Brady – who took the pigskin in the air to the leader of the NFL touchdown hosts in 2011.
When Gronk picked up Brady’s passes as a patriot, New England won a 9-7 ATS in the playoffs. With Gronk in the Tampa Bay squad with TB12, the Buccaneers made a 4-2 ATS in the postseason.
But how did betting on one of Brady’s best goals affect gamblers when he was in a regular season suit?
FOX Sports Research found that Gronk’s teams ran 86-56-1 ATS when he played during the regular season, so betting on the big man there wins for bettors 60% of the time.
From Pats to Bucks, if Gronk was on the field, the best bet was to take his team to cover.
And the talented tight end has accomplished much more than making players happy.
In 2011, he became the first tight end to top the league for receiving touchdowns. His 297 reception yards are the most tight-end in the history of the Super Bowl. And Gronk’s 15 post-season touchdown receivers are the most TE.
All this profit and the mature “old” age of 33 years. It is believed that there is more in this tank, so it is obvious why some speculators believe that another announcement of Buccaneer’s non-retirement is imminent.
Do you think the future Hall of Fame player took his last pictures in the NFL, or do you expect Gronk to add to his impressive record against spread in his second encore? Stay tuned for FOX Bet as this story unfolds!
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