Rob Gronkowski is one of the best tight ends in the NFL and he has a contract until 2019. However, the latest NFL rumors suggest that the New England Patriots is looking to give Gronkowski a new deal that will lock him up even longer.
The 27-year-old TE signed an eight-year, $55.23 million deal with the Patriots in 2012. His $10 million option for the 2016-17 season was picked up earlier this year. By doing it, New England has secured him until the 2019 season but the front office wants to lock him for an even longer term, ESPN reported.
If ya think about it that Option pick up basically equals pay cut the next 4 seasons…???????????????????????? I don’t work hard for those reasons. Haha ????????????
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) March 8, 2016
According to Mark Sessler of NFL.com, the Patriots have started to negotiate a new deal with the agents of Rob Gronkowski, Drew and Jason Rosenhaus. The two agents were present on the Patriots’ practice last Sunday and was seen talking to Pats head coach Bill Belichick.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) July 31, 2016
“According to a source informed of the negotiations both agents were on hand for Sunday’s Patriots practice, but (Mike) Garafolo reported that a new contract is not imminent, noting that Drew Rosenhaus on Sunday declined to comment on any talks,” Sessler wrote.
Gronk is just entering the prime years of his career but he is already one of the best players in the NFL. He is clearly worth more than what the Patriots are paying him and both sides know it that is why they are negotiating with his agents.
In the recent media availability, Rob Gronkowski answered some questions from reporters regarding a lot of topics. One of them is what does he feel about the first weekend of training camp.
“I feel good, body feels good. Going out there running every day, and physically feeling good, mentally feeling good, too,” Gronkowski said, via Patriots.com.
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