“Nothing is imminent” still on Gronkowski contract

AP

When last we addressed the likelihood of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, we reported that nothing is imminent. And that’s still the case.

“Nothing is imminent,” a source with knowledge of the situation told PFT on Thursday.

Gronkowski is due to make $8 million this year. Last year, the Patriots provided Gronkowski with a $5.5 million incentive package, and he earned every penny of it.

This year, he possibly (probably) wants an increase not tied to performance, given that guys like Trey Burton are making $8 million per year, and Jimmy Graham is making $10 million annually.

Gronkowski wouldn’t commit to playing in 2018 immediately after Super Bowl LII. Two days before the draft, Gronkowski informed Patriots coach Bill Belichick that Gronkowski plans to play in 2018.

31 responses to ““Nothing is imminent” still on Gronkowski contract

  1. He’s not going to get paid. Nobody gets paid in NE, not even Brady (but Billy does, big). Good luck Gronk. You should have walked. Would have made much more in LA. Fact.

  2. So much for the Gronk Want Paying, Gronk Is Holdout, Gronk Unhappy, Gronk Hate Belichick, and Gronk Want Trade narratives the media keeps feeding the salty haters.

  3. streetyson says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:24 pm
    So much for the Gronk Want Paying, Gronk Is Holdout, Gronk Unhappy, Gronk Hate Belichick, and Gronk Want Trade narratives the media keeps feeding the salty haters.

    No one is a hater, because we’re not 13. We just don’t like the Pats or their fans. Because of your petty arrogance and desire to call anything you don’t want to believe “fake news.” It’s like a lizard that closes its eyes to pretend like the threat isn’t there. Worse than Dallas fans – and they are bad. No offense Dallas fans.

    There’s something going in NE, whether you want to admit it or not. He does want to get paid, and he should get paid. He didn’t hold out because he believes, rightly or wrongly that his best chance to win comes from being with BB. I don’t think so, but who wants to absorb that kind of money for a TE? Pretty sure he is pi$$ed about his contract versus the other guys. Pretty sure there is discord on that team, especially after the Butler sitting. Whether he wants a trade? eh. Probably not. But when there is smoke there is fire.

  4. homerhunter says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:12 pm
    He’s not going to get paid. Nobody gets paid in NE, not even Brady (but Billy does, big). Good luck Gronk. You should have walked. Would have made much more in LA. Fact.
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    Which LA you talking about? The LA/St Louis/LA Rams? The LA/San Diego/LA Chargers? The Oakland/LA/Oakland Raiders? The only fact is LA can’t, won’t support a NFL franchise. Gronk will get paid. The model franchise in the NFL, New England, will pay the man. Fact.

  5. TruFBFan says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    No one is a hater, because we’re not 13. We just don’t like the Pats or their fans.
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    Hilarious, that sentence is the exact definition of a hater LOL!

  6. Theevidencesaysotherwise says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:42 pm
    Gronk is getting paid under the table like cheater BradY

    Awe..and somebody’s crying under the table!

    #crybaby
    #hater
    #yourteamsucks

  7. Why does patsies bandwagon nation keep referring to “ haters” ? It’s not the team that makes us sick it’s their fans

  8. streetyson says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:24 pm
    So much for the Gronk Want Paying, Gronk Is Holdout, Gronk Unhappy, Gronk Hate Belichick, and Gronk Want Trade narratives the media keeps feeding the salty haters.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Don’t’ worry Gronk is Hurt is right around the corner.

  9. The HEN HOUSE is in full form…. the hens are just clucking away…..
    Can hens cry??? It sure sounds like they are!!!!

  10. homerhunter says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    He’s not going to get paid. Nobody gets paid in NE, not even Brady
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    And NE’s total salary outlay is the same as every team. Can you explain that?

  11. Which LA you talking about? The LA/St Louis/LA Rams? The LA/San Diego/LA Chargers? The Oakland/LA/Oakland Raiders? The only fact is LA can’t, won’t support a NFL franchise. Gronk will get paid. The model franchise in the NFL, New England, will pay the man. Fact.
    _______________________________________________
    Gronk had potential opportunities in LA with films and the WWE. The Rock wanted him in an upcoming film of his so it was rumored.

  12. TruFBFan says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    streetyson says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:24 pm
    So much for the Gronk Want Paying, Gronk Is Holdout, Gronk Unhappy, Gronk Hate Belichick, and Gronk Want Trade narratives the media keeps feeding the salty haters.

    No one is a hater, because we’re not 13. We just don’t like the Pats or their fans. Because of your petty arrogance and desire to call anything you don’t want to believe “fake news.” It’s like a lizard that closes its eyes to pretend like the threat isn’t there. Worse than Dallas fans – and they are bad. No offense Dallas fans.

    There’s something going in NE, whether you want to admit it or not. He does want to get paid, and he should get paid. He didn’t hold out because he believes, rightly or wrongly that his best chance to win comes from being with BB. I don’t think so, but who wants to absorb that kind of money for a TE? Pretty sure he is pi$$ed about his contract versus the other guys. Pretty sure there is discord on that team, especially after the Butler sitting. Whether he wants a trade? eh. Probably not. But when there is smoke there is fire.

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    This is a hilarious respose.

    First there is the kno one is a hater we just dislike like you’ bit. Gee man, thats what a hater is.

    Then the whole bit trying to insist there is something going on just shows that the article reporting there isnt struck a nreve. iTwo whole paragraphs of a guy trying to sell it to his own self.

  13. TruFBFan says:

    There’s something going in NE, whether you want to admit it or not. He does want to get paid, and he should get paid. He didn’t hold out because he believes, rightly or wrongly that his best chance to win comes from being with BB. I don’t think so, but who wants to absorb that kind of money for a TE? Pretty sure he is pi$$ed about his contract versus the other guys. Pretty sure there is discord on that team, especially after the Butler sitting. Whether he wants a trade? eh. Probably not. But when there is smoke there is fire.
    ——————————————————

    Hmm, a whole lot of speculation there. Are you Dan Shaunessey?

  14. TruFBFan says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    No one is a hater, because we’re not 13. We just don’t like the Pats or their fans.

    Funny, when I hate something, I avoid it. Seems some folks don’t like them so much they can’t get enough of Patriot stories. I wonder what owned feels like?

  15. TruFBFan says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    —————————-

    There’s something going in NE, whether you want to admit it or not….
    —————————————————————————

    We all know there is something going on in New England, it is called success. Part of the Pats success is spreading the wealth throughout the team, and even on their practice squad where, year after year, the Pats practice squad players are paid more than any other teams practice squad players. All of this allows the Pats to generally build a deeper team than other teams in the NFL so, when inevitable injuries occur, the Pats can still compete well into January and, frequently February.

    Why are the Pats enviers unwilling to admit those facts of their success? Why do they put blinders on? Are they like the fearful lizard who closes its eyes to pretend that the threat of more Pats success isn’t there? No need to close your eyes, the Pats are still there, and will likely still be there well into January 2019, and maybe even February 2019.

  16. walker1191 says:
    July 26, 2018 at 9:47 pm
    homerhunter says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    He’s not going to get paid. Nobody gets paid in NE, not even Brady
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    And NE’s total salary outlay is the same as every team. Can you explain that?

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    Higher priced back-ups and role players. This is why they have good depth.

  17. NE pays close to the cap every year, So I don’t get the narrative that NE doesn’t pay players. It’s folks that don’t follow the team that say crap like that over and over again and get the hot take ‘fake news’ or ‘haters.’(sorry TBFan).

    The reality is NE spreads their cap, the same cap as every other team, more evenly throughout the entire team. It’s not as top heavy. So the top tier players on average make less than other top tier players on other teams because the second/third tier players make more in NE. It’s a team concept. And it works.

  18. The Truth says:
    July 26, 2018 at 9:08 pm
    Belicheat is gonna run the big oaf right into the ground and on tomthe glue factory

    The Truth says:
    July 26, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    Why does patsies bandwagon nation keep referring to “ haters” ? It’s not the team that makes us sick it’s their fans
    ———–

    The 1st time it’s the team.
    8 minutes later, it’s the fans, NOT the team.

    Change your name to Sybil.
    Having that name would match your dissociative identity disorder.

  19. “Gronk is getting paid under the table like cheater Brady.”

    Funny how you claim the Pats are “cheaters” but then essentially “cheat” in your comment by making up wild lies and pretending their fact.

    Brady and his wife are worth over half a billion dollars. He has the TB12 sports medicine clinic that makes tons of money. He’s makes millions from the Pats and endorsements every year, his wife makes something like 50 million a year. What possible reason would there be to take under the table payments?

    Gronk has made it clear he’s saved all his NFL money and lived off endorsement funds. He and his family are more than set for life as he continues to rake in millions every year. Another player who has zero reason to take under the table payments.

    Your claims reflect poorly on you, not on the Pats, Brady and Gronk. You are essentially saying if you were set for life and had no need of additional money that you’d take under the table payments anyway.

  20. Reigning in Philly says:
    July 27, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Higher priced back-ups and role players. This is why they have good depth.
    ————————————-
    I start to question that anymore. The Pats have little depth for the last 2 years- certainly hurt them last year, and there is a real dearth of talent on D now. not sure it’s being adressed either.

  21. The Truth says:
    July 26, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    Why does patsies bandwagon nation keep referring to “ haters” ? It’s not the team that makes us sick it’s their fans

    Christ!!!

    Here’s a tip for you , genius!
    If you don’t like “pats fans” then stay off pats related articles.
    It’s really not that difficult to understand.

    I’m not a (random team) cowboys fan I don’t go on cowboys related articles and comment.

    You do it for one of 2 reasons
    1. You are trolling
    2. Like most negativity on Patriots related articles it’s done out of jealousy

    You can say # 2 is not true all you want but it’s alwayd the underlying reason

    I bet you don’t comment on Browns related articles

  22. “The Pats have little depth for the last 2 years- certainly hurt them last year, and there is a real dearth of talent on D now. not sure it’s being adressed either.”

    Yeah so little they made the Super Bowl with a D riddled with injuries last season and the AFC Championship the year before. Most teams would love to have so “little depth”

    SMH

  23. pittsburghdamned says:
    July 26, 2018 at 10:35 pm
    He’s always hurt and has lost more than a step.

    Time to trade him.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Those last 4 words show why your should stay home and away from sports. You have no clue.

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