Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier on Thursday, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft left the door slightly ajar for a return to the gridiron for retired tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Just recently hired by Fox Sports to be a pre-game analyst, Gronkowski made his debut ahead of Thursday night’s game between his former Patriots team and the New York Giants.

By the looks of reactions from around the NFL world, Gronk absolutely smashed his debut.