Rob Gronkowski has no interest in sleeping an extra hour.
According to his longtime teammate Tom Brady, the former NFL star tight end apparently failed to adhere to the traditional rules of daylight saving time, which gives all Americans an extra hour on Sunday night.
Brady said Monday on his “Let’s Go” podcast that while clocks are supposed to be “set back” one hour each year when daylight saving time ends in October or November, Gronkowski is instead setting the clocks back one hour. This means Gronkowski’s clock will advance two hours each year after daylight saving time ends.
“That’s what he wanted to do, kind of against the grain,” Brady said. “Gronk had a unique way of looking at life, and he still does, and whenever others went right, he went left.”
Experts warn that the end of daylight saving time could harm sleep patterns, in addition to causing other problems such as headaches and decreased energy. It can also have a negative impact on mental health, as it can lead to seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression associated with seasonal changes, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Gronkowski was Brady’s teammate for 11 seasons with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The two played in six Super Bowls and won four of them.
Gronkowski has not played in an NFL game since the 2021 season, when his last team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, lost to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Round. He previously retired after the Patriots’ 2018 season and missed the 2019 season.
However, he returned in 2020 to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers alongside long-time Patriots teammate Tom Brady, helping the team win the Super Bowl that year and the NFC South title in 2021.
Brady will officially retire one year after the 2022 season.
The two teammates have traded other lifestyle tips in the past. Gronkowski has previously said Brady helped him cut processed sugar from his diet, which helped the tight end keep his career afloat.
“What I learned over time from watching his diet was that obviously everything he put into his body, from desserts to the meals he ate, were clean products, clean foods,” Gronkowski said. .”
However, Gronkowski said Brady’s eating habits didn’t stop him from eating his mom’s chicken soufflé once a month during his career.