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The NFL tight end landscape welcomes back Rob Gronkowski in 2020. "Gronk" returns for his age 31 season with a new team, the Buccaneers, after taking a year off from the end of his Patriots tenure.
Reunited with Tom Brady in a loaded passing offseason, Gronkowski can be a refreshed, highly impactful player. But while he was gone, a younger wave of tight ends started to flex more in 2020. In the same blocking, receiving and fun-loving spirit is George Kittle, catching passes and making big plays for Gronk's former teammate, Jimmy Garoppolo.
As a future Hall of Famer, Gronk is worthy of going right back into the top 10. But with the position in a state of more promising transition, he doesn't land back near the top with both some established and emerging younger options.
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Here's ranking the best tight ends in the league, from Kittle to a potenital comeback player of the year:
NFL tight end rankings 2020
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1. George Kittle, 49ers
Kittle being on the losing side of Super Bowl 54 doesn't change the fact he's the game's best all-around tight end, better t[......]