Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was an easy choice for the "NFL 100 All-Time Team" that was selected this past season as the league celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Gronkowski is arguably the greatest tight end in league history and will soon have his remarkable career honored as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. When Gronkowski got the official call from the league to inform him of his NFL 100 All-Time Team selection, he didn't treat it like a normal conversation. There's a reason for that, though.
In the latest episode of the "Pardon My Take" podcast from Barstool Sports, Gronk explained the call from the league showed up on his phone as "no caller ID," and he was naturally skeptical about answering it as a result. So, he didn't answer. The person called again and Gronkowski decided to pick up the phone and have some fun with the caller, and it turned out to be NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Check out the video below to watch Gronkowski tell the story in a way that only he could.
Gronkowski was one of several current and former Patriots honored on the NFL 100 All-Time Team, joining the likes of quarterback Tom Brady and legendary offensive lineman John Hannah. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick also was selected.
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