Last Year’s Super Bowl Winner Rob Gronkowski Is Delivering for Uber Eats in Miami

Last Year’s Super Bowl Winner Rob Gronkowski Is Delivering for Uber Eats in Miami
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="One year ago, New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski was preparing for what would become a record-setting Super Bowl win. It also would turn out to be his last NFL game ever. ” data-reactid=”22″>One year ago, New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski was preparing for what would become a record-setting Super Bowl win. It also would turn out to be his last NFL game ever.

Now, one year later, the NFL legend is prepping for this weekend’s game in quite a different way: throwing the Gronk Beach Party in Miami, eating donuts, and, yes, delivering food for Uber Eats.

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On Wednesday night, Gronkowski, 30, hand-delivered the prizes to the three Miami winners, and PEOPLE went along for the ride.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="With girlfriend Camille Kostek by his side, Gronkowski chatted with PEOPLE about his upcoming party and what it’s like to be watching the Super Bowl rather than playing in it.” data-reactid=”26″>With girlfriend Camille Kostek by his side, Gronkowski chatted with PEOPLE about his upcoming party and what it’s like to be watching the Super Bowl rather than playing in it.

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“It feels good to be on the other side of it. It’s definitely a different atmosphere and a different ball game.The party is going to be a lot of fun. We have six huge performers, and it’s just going to be fantastic, a lot of fun,” he said excitedly, adding, “Having your own party, just running around having a good time and just going out. Losing your mind for a little bit. Dancing, coming in with positive vibes. Just having a positive party.”

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At each Uber Eats delivery, Gronkowski naturally asked for a five-star rating, even calling himself the “#1 delivery guy,” and enthusiastically described his signature donut — a whipped Piña Colada donut made from 24 hour brioche and topped with salted coconut streusel and a pineapple flower.

On one stop, as he presented the prize, the football star even asked the thrilled winner if he could have one of the donuts back. He said the treat is his favorite indulgence, “These donuts, The Salty Donut. I never really ate donuts, but these are different. The one I just ate — the piña colada, the special one they made for my party — it is unbelievable!”

On the final stop, when the overjoyed winner — a die-hard Patriots fan — asked if he could FaceTime his kids at college, Gronkowski happily played along, joining the family’s group video chat and joking that the parents “will be dancing, maybe even grinding, at my party!”

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But it’s won’t be all partying and donuts for the NFL legend this weekend, who will be analyzing the Super Bowl for Fox Sports.

Talking football, Gronkowski shared how he’d get in the mindset for the big game, saying, “It’s definitely a long process and you have to be patient. What’s big is you have to stick to your daily routine that you’ve been doing all week-long. Just stick to that routine and you’ll be fine. The game will be quick and it’ll be there before you know it, and it’s the biggest day in the world.”

He also offered some advice to this year’s players, who will have the whole world watching them. Said Gronkowski, “You have to prepare like any other week. And if you prepare like any other week, it kind of just feels like another week … make sure you’re studying all week too, and you’re going out to practice to get better, and you’re going out to learn instead of trying to get ahead of yourself that there’s a big game.”

As to where his career goes from here, Gronkowski is simply living in the moment. “I’m just focusing on this week, because this is a big week,” he told PEOPLE. “Busy every single day. Then, I’m sure opportunities will open up and I’ll look at them after this week.”

After all, the boisterous, record-setting tight-end had to concentrate on the job at hand, saying, “I have to deliver some donuts right now, this is intense!”

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