New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski, Patriots’ Julian Edelman: ‘We’re all in this together’

Patriots wide receiver Rob Gronk says the team’s players “feel like they’re in this collective family” when they’re working out.

“We’re a family,” Gronk said on ESPN’s “First Take” Wednesday.

“We all have our ups and downs.

There are some days when we’re just kind of playing our jobs and there are other days when you’re just out there, like the one that happened with [Julian Edelman].

So, you know, it’s a big team, and it’s not one person.

So we’re all going to work together.”

Gronkowski was asked what the players feel like when they work out together.

The Patriots star WR said, “I mean, we’re a team, we all know what it takes to win.”

Gronk, a three-time Pro Bowler, has enjoyed a successful NFL career, including two Super Bowl titles, two All-Pro selections, and two All Super Bowl MVPs.

Gronk is currently the all-time leader in receiving yards (1,821) and touchdown receptions (89) and is currently ranked second in the NFL in receiving touchdowns (26).

The former University of New Mexico star is one of four Patriots in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joining teammate Wes Welker and teammate Aaron Hernandez.

Gronkowski also led the Patriots in receptions (137) and receiving touchdowns in 2013.