Rob Gronkowski won't be with the New England Patriots next season, but he certainly left his mark with the franchise. Although he is riding off into the sunset with his great career now over, the three-time champion left the team a parting gift.
The final season of Gronkowski's career ended with an impressive victory in the Super Bowl. In the past we've seen him celebrate championships pretty hard, yet nothing will ever top his recent act.
After hearing a few stories about the All-Pro tight end damaging the trophy for the past few weeks, the evidence has finally been revealed. It's fair to say that Gronkowski made quite the dent on the most prestigious hardware in the NFL.
During the Patriots' celebration at Fenway Park, Julian Edelman threw a pitch to Gronkowski, who then decided to bunt with the Lombardi Trophy.
Even his teammates couldn't believe that he allowed the ball to hit the trophy at full speed.
Here is the video of the incident:
The baseball left its mark that will certainly distinguish this year's championship from others in Foxborough.
It's a moment that perfectly describes Gronkowski's time in the NFL. Despite all of his great achievements on the gridiron, the charismatic superstar is also known for his hilarious antics off the field.
He won't be at the facility in New England anymore, but the dented trophy will last forever.