- Rob Gronkowski is set to attempt a 25-yard field goal for a FanDuel commercial during the Super Bowl.
- Should Gronk hit the kick, FanDuel users who bet on the Super Bowl will receive a share of $10 million in free bets.
- On the red carpet at Gronk Beach, the legendary tight end’s girlfriend Camille Kostek said he was taking practice seriously.
PHOENIX — Rob Gronkowski is no stranger to making plays on Super Bowl Sunday, but this year, it’s his leg that will do the talking.
The future Hall of Fame tight end has found his second act as a spokesperson and is working with several brands across Super Bowl week.
Gronk’s schedule of events caps off with a 25-yard field goal kick to be featured in FanDuel’s Super Bowl commercial, dubbed the “Kick of Destiny.” Should Gronkowski make the kick, FanDuel players who made a bet on the big game will receive a share of $10 million in free bets to play with.
On Saturday, the day before his big kick, Gronkowski was busy hosting the “Gronk Beach” party at Talking Stick Resort. Artists playing the main stage included 21 Savage and Diplo, and Gronk made the rounds on stage, dancing, pouring drinks down people’s throats, and generally keeping the party going.
At the red carpet ahead of Gronk Beach, Insider caught up with a few of Gronk’s close confidants. Everyone there believed the big man will make his kick.
“Oh 1000%,” said Gronkowski’s girlfriend Camille Kostek when asked if he was going to get the ball through the uprights on Sunday.
—Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) January 17, 2023
“He actually wouldn’t let me go to his practices. He’s very in the zone,” Kostek told Insider. “We were in Massachusetts and he was training in Boston with his coach. I had said to him ‘It would be so fun if me and Ralphie, our dog, could come watch you do something completely different!’ He was like, ‘No, I need to be in the zone. No distractions.'”
“I respect it,” Kostek said. “He’s very competitive.”
Gronkowski’s long-time agent Drew Rosenhaus also had faith in his client.
“Oh yeah. He’s definitely going to make his kick,” Rosenhaus told Insider. “I offered to connect him with two of our clients who are active kickers in the NFL, and he said that he had it down, that he didn’t need help.”
“He’s not going to miss,” he continued.
While those closest to Gronk were more sure of his ability, others at the party were closer to cautiously optimistic.
“Oh man, how far is it?” was the first question out of former Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth’s mouth when asked about Gronk’s coming branded kick.
At 25 yards, Whitworth thinks Gronk will put in the work that is necessary for success.
“I think Gronk can get it done. He’s probably been practicing a lot,” Whitworth said. “I see Gronk as a guy that’s definitely athletic enough, and probably had the practice. 25 is not that far. You can toe-kick it 25. I think he’s going to get it done.”
Let’s just hope Gronk Beach didn’t take too much out of the tank before the big day.