Rob Gronkowski is entering Week 6 with an open mind.
While speaking to reporters Wednesday, the Patriots tight end averted any comparisons to Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce ahead of Sunday night’s AFC showdown in New England.
“The rankings, the comparisons and all that, I’ll just leave that up to you guys [in the media], whatever you say,” Gronkowski said (via ESPN). “I just try to do my best. I think he’s a great player, and I’ve just got to worry about what I can do to help out the team.”
Gronkowski praised Kelce’s playing style, saying he’s eager to see him in action at Gillette Stadium.
“He’s quick, he’s shifty, which is very crucial to have,” Gronkowski added. “He knows how to get separation and get away from the defender. I like watching him play when I get a chance.”
Chiefs second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes has also drawn comparisons to veteran Tom Brady, who had nothing but good things to say about the young gunslinger who has lit up the NFL record book and helped Kansas City to a 5-0 start.
“I haven’t studied him much, just some highlights which everyone sees, and obviously incredibly impressive,” Brady said Monday. “He’s very talented. He’s got what seems to be a lot of great tools to work with.”
The Patriots will look to stop the Chiefs’ hot streak at 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday.