Rob Gronkowski is in the news again, and this time he’s ready for his restructured contract. Yes, it’s been one of the hottest topics these days.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed that Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots agreed to a restructured contract that adds $4.3 million to his 2018 contract. Gronk will get $1 million in per game bonuses and $3.3. in incentives. This gives him a max of $12.05 million.
The agreement was reached a year after Gronk and the Pats agreed on a contract restructure that gave him a chance to earn $5.5 million in incentives for 2017. The first team All-Pro honor provided Gronk with the highest amount of that incentive deal.
Gronk has already shared his opinion on any restructured contract possibility. The tight end said he’s always open for a new contract, but didn’t provide much info on the matter.
“It is what it is. That’s not really my focus. I got a long season ahead and just trying to focus on what I need to really do and just let everything else play out,” Gronk said when asked if he’d agree on a new deal before the regular season.
Now the tight end is ready for a boost, and he will sure use well all of those millions. Oh, wait, Gronk is pretty good in saving money. We forgot about that. In one occasion, Gronk said that his football money is still intact.
If Gronk catches 70 or more passes he will make $1.1 million. If he plays in 80-percent of the offensive snaps in 2018, Gronk will get $1.1 million, and another $1.1 million for 9+ touchdowns. He may also get $1.1 million for 1,085 receiving yards.
“Patriots reworked TE Rob Gronkowski’s contract, adding $4.3 million to his contract this year, per @RosenhausSports Added $1 million in per game bonuses and $3.3 million in incentives, boosting max value to $13.050 million. Similar to Tom Brady structure,” Schefter wrote on Twitter.
The restructured deal doesn’t really come as a surprise, because we knew that the team is up to something after Gronk announced his comeback for the 2018 season.