As noted by ESPN, Rob Gronkowski has tied the NFL record for the most postseason touchdowns by a tight end:
That TD gave Gronk 7 career postseason Rec TD, ties Dave Casper & Vernon Davis for most by TE in playoff history. pic.twitter.com/QSBlbqI2CU
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 16, 2016
The touchdown moves Gronkowski up on the all-time receptions list among all pass-catchers: that seventh reception moves him into a tie for 17th all-time. The only active players with more playoff touchdowns than Gronkowski are Anquan Boldin of the San Francisco 49ers (eight touchdowns, 35 years old), Steve Smith of the Baltimore Ravens (nine touchdowns, 36 years old), and Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals (nine touchdowns, 32 years old).
Vernon Davis, now of the Denver Broncos, will have an opportunity to pass Gronkowski again when he plays on Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, in nine games as a Bronco, Davis has yet to catch a touchdown for the team.
Gronkowski’s quarterback, Tom Brady, already has the record for most postseason touchdown throws in league history. With 53 touchdowns in the postseason, Brady is significantly ahead of runner-ups Joe Montana (45), Brett Favre (44), and Peyton Manning (38).