Fullback Chris Gronkowski found out that he was being traded to the Denver Broncos after an OTA in Indianapolis in May. The Indianapolis Colts were heavily using their two tight end package and Gronkowski knew his role was diminishing right before his very eyes.
That’s why when the deal that sent Cassius Vaughn to Indianapolis for Gronkowski went through, he was thrilled. The first person to call him was his brother, Dan, who played for the Broncos in 2010.
“I made sure I talked to him right away,” Chris Gronkowski said. “He told me he loved it here. He told me it’s a great place, and he’s happy that I came here. He was sad that he was gone.”
Of course Chris and Dan are the lesser known of the Gronkowski brothers. Rob is the star of the family on the field, and he’s the character off the field. So how does Chris compare to his brothers?
“I’d probably say I’m right in between them two. Dan’s real conservative, quiet. Just kind of stays to himself kind of deal. Doesn’t really go out on the media and go crazy like my younger brother, Rob. I think I’m right in between.”
Chris said that he’s excited to actually get the chance to play with Peyton Manning, block for Willis McGahee, and play with former Maryland teammate Lance Ball.
Chris will meet his brother, Rob, in week five when the Broncos travel to New England. Then he will meet Dan in week 16 when the Broncos host the Browns.
“Having three brothers in the league has been fun for the whole family. We’re trying to keep it going.”