The Patriots will be center of attention for the second week in a row, this time welcoming San Francisco to Gillette Stadium on Sunday night.

A person like Gronk — an overly excitable frat ‘boi’ and amazing athlete — craves the spotlight. According to Albert Breer, Gronkowski has told friends he wants to come back during this two-game stretch of prime-time games. He’s already missed one, but Sunday remains a possibility.

After the 49ers, the Pats end the season against Jacksonville and Miami — no reason to rush him back for those games. It remains highly doubtful Gronk plays on Sunday night, but his owners should keep an eye on developments out of Boston.