Colts TE Eric Ebron aims for Rob Gronkowski’s single-season TD record

Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron is coming off of a breakout season, nonetheless has his eyes on a Rob Gronkowski record in 2019.

Ebron instructed reporters Tuesday that he must a minimum of match the 17 touchdowns the earlier New England Patriots star scored in 2011, setting the NFL’s single-season record for scores by an honest end.

“I believe ‘Gronk’ still holds the record for most touchdowns, which is 17,” Ebron said. “So, if I want to do anything that is gonna be real spectacular or really good, I gotta go get 17. And if I go and get 17, I help my team win games. I did that, proved that and I feel like if I’m at my best, then I feel like this team will be at their best.”

Ebron, 26, had not at all scored better than 5 touchdowns in a single season sooner than his 2018 advertising marketing campaign. He signed a two-year handle Colts ultimate off-season and rewarded the franchise with a career-high 750 yards and 13 scores on 66 receptions in 16 appearances. The 6-foot-4, 253-pound pass-catcher moreover was named to his first Pro Bowl.

The Colts tight end has a $7 million wage in 2019 sooner than hitting free firm in 2020. Ebron had 11 full scores in 56 video video games for the Lions sooner than signing with the Colts.

Ebron is just one of a variety of proficient targets for quarterback Andrew Luck coming into the 2019 season. The Colts even have tight ends Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox. T.Y. Hilton leads the big receiver group. The Colts moreover signed free agent Devin Funchess this off-season and chosen Ohio State’s Parris Campbell inside the second spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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