The Kansas City Chiefs are on the cusp of greatness and will be considered a dynasty if they win the Super Bowl again on Sunday, retired four-time Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski told CNN.
“They’re very close to the dynasty. If they win this game, I’d say they’re a dynasty,” Gronkowski said.
“Even if they lose and win the Super Bowl next year, I would say they’re a dynasty. They just got their third Super Bowl win in a decade.”
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Former NFL player Rob Gronkowski said players face many distractions.
Gronkowski, now an analyst for Fox Sports, points out that this Super Bowl, being held for the first time in Las Vegas, adds an unprecedented number of distractions for players that could affect Sunday’s outcome.
“There’s always a lot of distractions, always a lot of noise. But now it’s in Vegas, so it’s a double whammy. It’s a distraction like no one has ever seen before,” he told CNN Sport’s Coy Wire. Fans will descend on state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium, known as Also known as the “Death Star,” on Sunday to watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.
“Once you’re in the Vegas atmosphere, you can’t even sleep. Even if you stay sober, I swear to you. You just feel energized, like you,” explained Gronkowski, a former player who played in the league for the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers over 11 seasons. .
“Hopefully the players are out on the strip, so they’re not dealing with that kind of energy. Just stay calm, stick to your routine. Hopefully everyone can survive the week. Get an IV, drink plenty of water, drink plenty of electrolytes as well.” “Enjoy the time,” he advised.
The Chiefs’ Travis Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes are center stage — a partnership Gronkowski described as “one of the best quarterback-tight connections in the league.”
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Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce have “one of the best tight end quarterback connections in the league,” according to Gronkowski.
Since being drafted by the Chiefs in 2017, the 28-year-old Mahomes has made three Super Bowl appearances, winning two and losing once.
He’s now ready to play at number four and has a chance to lead his team to back-to-back Vince Lombardi Awards.
“They’ve built that connection since day one that they became teammates…and they continue to build on it. They’re growing their game. They’re improving their level of play every year, week after week. That’s why they stay at the top,” Gronkowski explained. .
While the Chiefs are undoubtedly under pressure, Gronkowski added, “They’ve been there in those big moments so many times that they know how to handle pressure.
“You can just tell by the way they talk to the media, the way they carry themselves, the way they prepare week in and week out, the way they show up every week on the field, that they can handle the pressure.”