Our Favorite New England Patriots Players on Twitter

Patriots players

Illustration by John Ueland

Pats players have a combined 2 million Twitter followers—and Tom Brady doesn’t even have an account. While some use their 140 characters to give away tickets, others tweet birthday shout-outs to fans or divulge details of their “ordinary” lives. Below, we sample five players’ accounts to explore the depth and breadth of our home team’s Twitter life.

Rob Gronkowski
@RobGronkowski
316,617 followers
1,841 tweets*
Everything is worthy of a Gronk spike for this all-bro, All-Pro tight end!!!
Sample Tweet: “Workout, basketball, pool, lunch, tennis, pool, basketball, baseball, swimming…haha just going all day long!! Letss goo!!!”

Donte’ Stallworth
@DonteStallworth
117,089 followers
22,538 tweets
This self-described ambidextrous lefty and peace advocate will weigh in on almost anything—all the time.
Sample Tweet: “You can never go wrong with French Toast OR buttermilk pancakes.”

Zoltan Mesko
@ZoltanMesko
34,885 followers
1,780 tweets
The Pats’ punter leverages his cult following into support for pet causes.
Sample Tweet: “I’m participating in the N.E. Kids Triathlon tomorrow promoting a healthy lifestyle for kids everywhere!”

Deion Branch
@deionbranch84
84,174 followers
3,360 tweets
This wide receiver wears his love of…just about everything on his Twitter sleeve.
Sample Tweet: “As this wonderful day comes to an end I wanna thank God, My Beautiful Family, My Friends and My Fans for making this possible.”

Wes Welker
@WesWelker
366,569 followers
943 tweets
The Friend of Brady dishes on such pressing topics as eating PB & Js, but his back-and-forth interaction has helped make him the most-followed Pat.
Sample Tweet: “Spazzmatics were ridiculous! Time to go to bed! GN!”

*Twitter followers and number of tweets as of September 7.




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