FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots sweetened Rob Gronkowski's contract by adding $ 4.3 million in incentives for 2018, said Agent Drew Rosenhaus to ESPN Adam Schefter.
Out of the $ 4.3 million, Gronkowski can earn $ 1 million per turn train roster bonus. Then, according to Rosenhaus, he can earn a maximum of three million dollars by hitting three of the following four incentives:
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• $ 1.1 million for 70 or more catches
• $ 1.1 million for 1,085 shipyards received
• $ 1.1 million for 80 percent playtime
• $ 1.1 million for nine more touchdowns catches
Last season, Gronkowski finished 69 receptions for 1,084 reception towers with eight touchdowns and 79.3 percent of game time.
By structuring the deal this way, Gronkowski's salary cap for 2018 will not change.
This is the second year in a row that the Patriots have strengthened Gronkowski's treaty. The team did something similar to quarterback Tom Brady in early August, adding $ 5 million in incentives for his deal.
Last year's contract sweetener gave Gronkowski a chance to increase its profit from $ 5.25 million to $ 10.75 million, says Rosenhaus] Gronkowski still has a base salary of $ 8 million for the 2018 season. His contract covers the 2019 season in which his base salary will be $ 9 million. On Tuesday, Gronkowski asked about his hopes for a sweetened contract: "I'm always open to it, it's not my focus a long season ahead of me and I'm just trying to focus on what I really need to do and just let everything else play. "