Rob Gronkowski

A picture of Rob Gronkowski looking super slim has been making the rounds online the past couple of days, but the former NFL star says it’s being blown out of proportion.

Here’s the pic that everyone’s been talking about.

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Gronks on that vodka soda diet

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On Thursday, appearing on The Rich Eisen Show, Gronk made it clear he’s down in weight but nowhere near as skinny as he looked.

“I’m actually down to 250 right now …” he said before addressing the picture. “It must’ve been the angle or the shirt that was on me. I ain’t that skinny that the picture going around [shows]. I have definitely lost some weight. I’ve been 260 since I was 18 years old, from 260 to like 270. I just always wanted to see what it feels like to get down, to feel light, to feel loose.”

So, according to Gronkowski, he’s lost anywhere from 10-20 pounds since Super Bowl LIII, which was months ago.

Given his activities since then, it’s understandable he’d be down, and that weight loss is not insignificant. Yet it doesn’t come close to the kind of weight loss the viral pic appeared to show. He does look “light” and “loose,” as he wanted to be, but 250 is still a hearty weight even for a man of his stature.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.