Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. (Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- It's hard to believe, but Rob Gronkowski's already in his ninth NFL season with the Patriots, but his quarterback was drafted a full decade earlier and he's in his 19th camp. At this point, the tight end said Tom Brady's like a coach on the field.
"You wanna get taught from him, you wanna be on the same chemistry as him when you're out on the field, because he knows where you need to be," Gronk said. "He knows talent around him, he knows guys around him. He's seen talent from the last fifteen, whatever, twenty years on. He played with everyone. He knows how players can get open. So when he has something to say, when he has something correct, you gotta listen to him, too."
Brady will turn 41 tomorrow, but he's coming off an MVP season and 505 passing yards in the Super Bowl last winter.
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Gronkowski said the QB continues to inspire.
"No doubt about it, it's hands down just remarkable, it's amazing," Gronk said. "At age 41, I mean, there's coaches younger than him on the roster. He looks younger than the coaches! He looks younger than everyone, and just the way he's moving, and how reliable he is at all times, it's unbelievable, and it's just something to look up to."
The Pats' first preseason game is a week from tonight against the Redskins in Foxboro.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports