Mr. "Yo Soy Fiesta" may not be everyone's favorite person, but no one can deny what he did on the field in 2011.
Gronkowski had 90 receptions for 1,327 yards and a whopping 17 touchdowns. Considering that he's only 23 and has Tom Brady throwing to him, Gronk probably has a spot in the Pro Bowl locked up for the next decade or so.
In just two NFL seasons, Gronkowski has piled up 132 receptions for 1,873 yards and 27 touchdowns.
He's one of the NFL's top playmakers right now. He has outstanding hands, finds ways to get open and is extremely quick off the line when you consider his size (6'6" and 265 pounds). He's also getting better as a blocker every game. He has positioned himself as the best at his position in the NFL right now.
The Patriots were wise to lock Gronkowski up with that six-year, $54 million contract.