Gronk who? The Patriots have a new tight end stud
By Sid Saraf, FOXSports.com
Have you ever head of Zach Sudfield? Oh, he’s just New England’s latest tight end superstar. Don’t shake your head, it’s true.
The undrafted rookie free agent out of Nevada landed in a pretty sweet situation with the Patriots since the team is looking for help at the position. What with Aaron Hernandez in the clink and Rob Gronkowski looking more like Rob Gronkgimpy.
Sudfeld busted out big time against the Buccaneers on Friday. First, he pulled down an amazing two-point conversion pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter. He followed that with a 22-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. Twitter, expectedly, blew up:
National TV audience gets to see what has been regular theme @ Patriots practices: Throw the ball in Zach Sudfeld’s direction, he catches it
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 17, 2013
Sudfeld is gonna be nasty — ashley rose (@atrem333) August 17, 2013
And as a 6-foot-7 Zach Sudfeld just showed, he’s almost impossible to defend when Brady throws him a jump ball. — Arthur King (@ArthurKing56) August 17, 2013
Gronk and Sudfeld are going to be the same as the bash brothers from the mighty ducks this season
— Tim Murray (@Slim_Tim25) August 17, 2013
Thought I’d be able to get Sudfeld at the back end of my fantasy drafts, but that’s gonna be a pipe dream in a week or two. What a beast
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) August 17, 2013
It looks like we might on the ground floor of a budding star! Or maybe this is just a preseason game. Either way, Sudfeld gave us something to smile about on Friday night.
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