Rob Gronkowski had hilarious phone exchange with Roger Goodell over ‘NFL 100’ list
Rob Gronkowski received a big honor from the NFL late last season when he was named to the “NFL 100 All-Time Team” in celebration of the league’s 100th anniversary, and the way the former tight end received the news may be the best part of the story.
During an appearance on the “Pardon My Take” podcast on Monday, Gronk revealed that he actually thought he was being messed with when he got the call from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell informing him he made the NFL 100 list. Gronkowski said he debated answering the call, which was from an unknown number in New York, before picking up on the second attempt. The person on the other line introduced himself as Goodell, but Gronk thought he was pranked and decided to return the favor.
We’ll let him explain the rest.
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) March 2, 2020
As if Gronk messing with Goodell wasn’t entertaining enough, the former Patriots star says the commissioner never even mentioned the awkward exchange when Gronkowski called him back. It’s possible Goodell thought someone other than Gronk had answered the phone, or perhaps the initial call went exactly how the commissioner expected it to given the antics we have grown used to seeing from Gronkowski.
As Big Cat said, there could not be a more appropriate way for Gronk to be informed he has received a fantastic honor.