By Matt Dolloff,

Rob Gronkowski is adding yet another new chapter of his life, and it’s foobtall-related. But it’s not as a player. FOX Sports announced on Tuesday that they’ve hired the former Patriots tight end as a studio analyst.

Just in time for the Patriots’ game against the Giants, Gronk’s debut as a TV analyst will come during the pregame show on FOX NFL Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET. He joins Pro Football Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Michael Strahan and Tony Gonzalez, as well as NFL insider Peter Schrager.

“I’m extremely excited to be joining FOX Sports,” Gronkowski said in a news release. “For the past 25 years, they’ve offered viewers top-notch NFL programming from the field to the booth to the studio. Their deep talent roster is unmatched, which was important for me as I embark on this new chapter in my life because I’ll be able to learn from the best in the business.”

The announcement comes over a month after Gronkowski announced a partnership with CBDMedic, a company that makes pain relief and skin care products from CBD oil. Now you can add TV analyst to his list of new jobs. At least this one has to do with football.

But for the Patriots’ sake, the new gig almost certainly means Gronkowski isn’t coming back to the Patriots or the NFL at all. Gronk hasn’t always been the smoothest talker, when you think about what it takes to be a good studio analyst. But his engaging personality should make him an entertaining draw for TV viewers on Sundays.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at