Rob Gronkowski “super satisfied” with contract

AP

The Patriots added incentives and per-game roster bonuses to tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s contract last week, which makes it two years in a row that they have sweetened the pot for one of their best players.

Gronkowski stayed away from the team during their voluntary work this offseason, but never missed mandatory work and reported to training camp on time. With a nod to players like Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald, Gronkowski noted that holding out beyond voluntary work gets results on the contract front while saying he is content with how things have played out with the Patriots.

“I’m super satisfied with my situation,” Gronkowski said, via NESN.com. “If I wasn’t, I would try to pull a move like they did. It works out. You get rewarded for holding out. But I’m not frustrated at all or anything. I’m super satisfied and just ready to go. Ready to play. That’s my main focus.”

While it wasn’t frustrating, Gronkowski said it is “definitely a relief to have that all out of the way” and declared himself happy to have his focus solely on playing the Texans this weekend. Given that his new incentives are tied to playing time and production, a fast start to the year would benefit all involved.

43 responses to “Rob Gronkowski “super satisfied” with contract

  1. I’ve got the feeling this guy is a lot smarter than people give him credit for.

    He probably knows that going the the Aaron Donald/ Khalil Mack route with BB would not work and he would be playing someplace else this year.

  2. The Pats pay the whole roster. Stars do well, but not top dollar. Come November, December and January the quality of the bench is key as injuries take their toll.

  3. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    September 4, 2018 at 6:15 pm
    He’ll miss at least 7 games with injury, probably more. He’s too brittle.
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    So you’re in effect saying you completely agree with the Patriots’ approach to his contract. But he isn’t that brittle – he’s missed just over 20% (not bad for a guy who gets targeted a lot and doesn’t do enough to protect himself) – but despite all that his career production rate is one of the best in the league and nearly double that of other TEs (despite also being a much better blocker than all other leading TEs). And he already owns many NFL records. Admit it, you’re just lashing out after having a little cry.

  4. Can he play defense? He’d literally be better than any of the 11 starters at any position.

  5. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    September 4, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    Can he play defense? He’d literally be better than any of the 11 starters at any position.

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    For what perennial losing team do you cheer?

  6. Teams are obviously gonna try to take Gronk away in the short term. Excited to see what McDaniels comes up with to compensate. And he will.

  7. streetyson, you’re a sensitive little tyke. So thin-skinned, like the rest of your fanbase.

  8. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    Can he play defense? He’d literally be better than any of the 11 starters at any position.
    ***************************************************************************************
    nhpats says:
    For what perennial losing team do you cheer?
    **************************************************
    JustBlameTrumpOrRussia is 100% correct, the Pats defense is brutal, just like a wet paper bag, do you not remember last years Super Bowl?, plus what have you done in the off season to fix it?
    You are a typical Pats fan, you over-react in a childish way after someone points out one of your weaknesses, they are a swiss cheese defense plain and simple.

  9. vikesr4reel says:
    September 4, 2018 at 7:11 pm
    Rob Groncheatski!
    ***once a cheater…

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    The rallying cry of fans of loser teams

  10. Dumb not to get paid max value. He’s the best TE, but isn’t paid his worth. No way I’m giving up money simply to play in NE. How NE gets these players to play on the cheap is beyond me, but without the constant discounts NE doesn’t have the success they’ve had. That and having the past 2 SB wins gifted to NE by idiotic game management by Pete Carol and Dan Quinn, each of whom gifted SB wins to NE. Everyone say it happen.

  11. datwell600 says:
    September 4, 2018 at 6:08 pm
    The Gronk is the best TE in NFL history.

    Blocks, red zone nightmare, attitude, parties.

    The complete package.
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    Couldn’t agree with you more.
    In a two tight end set I would put Mark Bavaro on the other side. I always said that Gronkowski is a bigger version of Bavaro…two of the best ever.

  12. vikesr4reel says:

    September 4, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Rob Groncheatski!
    ***once a cheater…

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    Once a poster of stupid comments…always a poster of stupid comments!

  13. Media: Hey Gronk, how excited are you about your new contract?

    Gronk: “Hold my beer…”

    LOL

    He should open up a club in Boston called “The Gronky Tonk”

  14. You must be gentle with nhpats. He is easily offended. We should be sympathetic to his bruised ego.

  15. skawh says:
    September 4, 2018 at 7:29 pm
    Dumb not to get paid max value. He’s the best TE, but isn’t paid his worth. No way I’m giving up money simply to play in NE. How NE gets these players to play on the cheap is beyond me

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    Maybe they’d rather be wealthy and contend than be slightly wealthier after getting traded to the Browns or the Bears….

  16. If he meets all of his incentives (which is completely reasonable if he stays healthy and produces at his career rate) he will make 30.5% more than the next highest paid tight end (Jimmy Graham $10m).

    Even if gets hurt tomorrow and misses the whole season, he’ll still make $8.75m. Could have been $9m if he hadn’t declined the $250k workout bonus.

  17. jagsfan1 says:
    September 4, 2018 at 8:10 pm
    Whatever dude…I see Pasties going 7-9 9-7 this year.

    1 7 Rate This

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    i see the jagsies missing the playoffs in those arena league, mortifying
    uniforms

    enjoy!

  18. Gronk is the #1 overrated TE in history. I’m surprised he didn’t break his hand signing the contract and miss half the season as usual.

  19. “…I see Pasties going 7-9 9-7 this year.”

    Lolz we’ve heard that every preseason for the last 15 years and you guys have never once been right.

    Nor about any of the other rehashed drivel that’s spouted all the time about the Pats

  20. stucats says:
    September 4, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    Can he play defense? He’d literally be better than any of the 11 starters at any position.
    ***************************************************************************************
    nhpats says:
    For what perennial losing team do you cheer?
    **************************************************
    JustBlameTrumpOrRussia is 100% correct, the Pats defense is brutal, just like a wet paper bag, do you not remember last years Super Bowl?, plus what have you done in the off season to fix it?
    You are a typical Pats fan, you over-react in a childish way after someone points out one of your weaknesses, they are a swiss cheese defense plain and simple.

    ————-
    For what perennial loser team do you cheer?

  21. stucats says:
    September 4, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    JustBlameTrumpOrRussia is 100% correct, the Pats defense is brutal, just like a wet paper bag, do you not remember last years Super Bowl?, plus what have you done in the off season to fix it?
    You are a typical Pats fan, you over-react in a childish way after someone points out one of your weaknesses, they are a swiss cheese defense plain and simple.
    ===================================================================================

    Their defensive interior got better by adding Shelton. Their ends got better by adding Adian Clayborn, and getting back their 1st round pick from last year who was IR’d in the preseason. Their LBs got better with the return of Dont’a Hightower (who didn’t play after Week 7). Safeties are better with the addition of Jason McCourtey. The only position that got worse is CB, and they added a couple young guys that look promising.

  22. Haters should know that this “meathead” has not spent a dime of his NFL earnings.

    He lives off of his endorsement earnings.

    how stupid ……

  23. I honestly think Kraft himself keeps a lot of these players loyal to the Patriots. He’s a great owner. The contrasting styles between Kraft and Belichick works well as Kraft gets to be the good guy because BB can handle 100% of the football operation.

  24. stucats says:
    September 4, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    Can he play defense? He’d literally be better than any of the 11 starters at any position.
    ***************************************************************************************
    nhpats says:
    For what perennial losing team do you cheer?
    **************************************************
    JustBlameTrumpOrRussia is 100% correct, the Pats defense is brutal, just like a wet paper bag, do you not remember last years Super Bowl?, plus what have you done in the off season to fix it?
    You are a typical Pats fan, you over-react in a childish way after someone points out one of your weaknesses, they are a swiss cheese defense plain and simple.

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    They got Dante Hightower, Derek Rivers and Jonathan Jones back from injury.

    They picked up Adrian Clayborn, Danny Shelton and Jason McCourty.

    They drafted Duke Dawson. They have Deatrich Wise off a year of experience.

    Their positions of strength stayed put. Malcolm Brown, Stephon Gilmore, Devin McCourty, Patrick Chung, Duron Harmon. Even Van Noy has been good for them.

    They picked up a rookie LB, Ja’Whaun Bentley, who has been playing amazing in the preseason and will probably start.

    They lost Butler, but he was one of the big reasons their defense struggled last year. He was horrible. He may have helped in the Super Bowl, but he had a really bad year in any case.

    Their new defensive Coordinator was looked at for a HC job in Arizona. He’s good and more aggressive than Matty P.
    They got rid of Jordan Richardson.

    So I would say they made a lot of changes and the defense will definitely show a big improvement.

    In the end their terrible defense got them to the Super Bowl last year and played well for a long stretch in the second half of last season, but it definitely has improved this year.

  25. jagsfan1 says:
    September 4, 2018 at 8:10 pm
    Whatever dude…I see Pasties going 7-9 9-7 this year.

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    The Jags worry about their own division. They have the 4th worse QB in the division again this year. No cake walk like last year.

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