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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Patriots restructure TE Rob Gronkowski's contract Reply with quote

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Patriots and Rob Gronkowski restructured his deal for this season, giving him chance to become highest paid TE in NFL, per @RosenhausSports.

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Gronk's new deal will give him chance to boost this year's salary from $5.25M to $10.75M, per @RosenhausSports.

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Specific details on Rob Gronkowski's new deal with Patriots, per @RosenhausSports:‬

‪1st tier, which gets him to $10.75M either 90 percent play time or 80 catches or 1200 receiving yards or All Pro -- and he's made all pro four times.‬

‪2nd tier to $8.75M: he has to get 80 percent play time or 70 catches or 1000 receiving yards or 12 Tds.‬

‪3rd tier takes him to $6.75M is 70 percent playtime, 60 receptions, 800 receiving yards or 10 TDs.‬

‪But a big new groundbreaking deal for Gronk.‬


It'll be interesting to see how healthy he remains this year, and how much he ultimately makes.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When healthy, he's easily the best in the league. He deserves to be paid for it (or not). Great deal for both parties.
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Any word on what this does for the Pats? Did they add years on without additional bonus dollars? Did they reduce the base salary and up the potential earning with incentives? Just trying to figure out the gain to the team on this,

Appreciate any info Pats fans can provide w/r/t his previous/current contract.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sp6488 wrote:
Any word on what this does for the Pats? Did they add years on without additional bonus dollars? Did they reduce the base salary and up the potential earning with incentives? Just trying to figure out the gain to the team on this,

Appreciate any info Pats fans can provide w/r/t his previous/current contract.


By the looks of it, the major thing is this deal seems heavily incentive driven. Thus, if Gronk fails to stay healthy I'm guessing they don't have to pay him as much.
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sp6488 wrote:
Any word on what this does for the Pats? Did they add years on without additional bonus dollars? Did they reduce the base salary and up the potential earning with incentives? Just trying to figure out the gain to the team on this,

Appreciate any info Pats fans can provide w/r/t his previous/current contract.


By the looks of it, the major thing is this deal seems heavily incentive driven. Thus, if Gronk fails to stay healthy I'm guessing they don't have to pay him as much.


That's what I figured. Just wondering if his base was something like $8MM (example numbers) and now the base is $6MM with incentives that allow him to make $10MM. Thus, lowering the obligation to the team if he can't get on the field, but in turn giving him more if he makes it on the field and produces at a high level.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just can't see why Gronk would agree to this.
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Thelonebillsfan wrote:
I just can't see why Gronk would agree to this.


I have to imagine there are either some extra years and/or it raises his maximum potential earnings.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thelonebillsfan wrote:
I just can't see why Gronk would agree to this.


He could potentially double his salary this year, I'd say that's why he agreed to it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thelonebillsfan wrote:
I just can't see why Gronk would agree to this.

Yeah. I'm curious what incentive(s) there is. Maybe more guaranteed?
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thelonebillsfan wrote:
I just can't see why Gronk would agree to this.


Clearly he is betting on his health. He makes more money than he currently does if he stays healthy and produces. Meanwhile the Pats get some more security in case he doesn't. Win/win really, as the Pats would happily pay the price if he stays healthy and has an all-pro tier year.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thelonebillsfan wrote:
I just can't see why Gronk would agree to this.
take anything gronk does off the football field, and this comment would apply
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OleXmad wrote:
Thelonebillsfan wrote:
I just can't see why Gronk would agree to this.


He could potentially double his salary this year, I'd say that's why he agreed to it.


This. He's betting on himself
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From reading on various Pats sites, I don't think there's really any gain for the team, apart from doing Gronk a solid and therefore being more likely to get a friendly deal down the line.

Gronk was due to make $5.25mil this year, and could now make up to $10.75mil based on incentives. There is no change to future years of his deal, so it's literally just giving him the opportunity to earn more money this year.

Considering we have the cap space to do this and not hurt ourselves at the moment, I think it's a good idea. Create some goodwill with Gronk in the event that he can actually physically play past the end of his current deal.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheKillerNacho wrote:
Thelonebillsfan wrote:
I just can't see why Gronk would agree to this.


Clearly he is betting on his health. He makes more money than he currently does if he stays healthy and produces. Meanwhile the Pats get some more security in case he doesn't. Win/win really, as the Pats would happily pay the price if he stays healthy and has an all-pro tier year.


Exactly, I think this is something that's a win win for both sides, and ultimately how Gronk's next contract is structured.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it looks like this is basically a straight-up raise via incentives? With no effect on current or future cap. So purely a move to benefit Gronk, unless I'm mistaken.

Pats really going all-in this year.
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