Rob Gronkowski making his debut as NFL analyst on FOX

Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is making his official comeback to Thursday Night Football — and it’s not to help your losing fantasy team.

FOX Sports announced that the three-time Super Bowl champion will make his network debut as an NFL analyst on FOX Thursday, Oct. 10.

"I’m extremely excited to be joining FOX Sports," Gronkowski said. "For the past 25 years, they’ve offered viewers top-notch NFL programming from the field to the booth to the studio. Their deep talent roster is unmatched, which was important for me as I embark on this new chapter in my life because I’ll be able to learn from the best in the business."


Rob Gronkowski (L) visits "Varney & Co." with Stuart Varney (R) at Fox Business Network Studios. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Gronkowski, who has enjoyed a long list of career highlights including the most postseason receiving touchdowns by a tight end in NFL history, deservedly takes the seat next to some of history’s greatest athletes.

"Gronk" will join Pro Football Hall-of-Famers Terry Bradshaw, Michael Strahan and Tony Gonzalez, as well as NFL insider Peter Schrager for the Thursday pregame show, as the Patriots host the Giants.

"Coincidence? Maybe." tweeted FOX Sports. "Must-see TV? Definitely."

Be sure to catch the legendary tight end on FOX NFL Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 PM ET on FOX.