Found June 08, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
As unprecedented as it is for a player to get a new contract after 2 years in the league with 2 years left on his rookie deal, I can’t think of anyone more deserving than Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski has caught 132 passes for 1873 yards and 27 touchdowns in his first 2 years in the league, including 90 for 1327 yards and 17 touchdowns last year, and is also the league’s best blocking tight end. He’s truly on every down tight end who never comes out of the game in any circumstance. He led all tight ends with 1120 snaps played last year, 39 more than any other tight end. For reference, only 5 tight ends played 1000+ snaps and only 11 even played 900+ snaps. He’s still only 23 and he’s well deserving of this 54 million dollar deal over 6 years, the most for a tight end all time. In fact, the way tight ends are changing the game now, this deal could look like a bargain in 2-3 years time when it no longer becomes “taboo” for tight ends to demand to be paid like wide receivers. That’s why i...

Report: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots Come to Terms on New Deal

It sounds like the Patriots and Rob Gronkowski have done some reworking of the tight end's contract, but it's still unknown what that means exactly. There are various reports that have surfaced, but reports that the Patriots and Gronkowski have reworked the third-year tight end's contract. According to that report, the two sides have come to an agreement...

Rob Gronkowski Signs 6-Year, $54 Million Extension with Patriots

<a href="" class="moshare-button-hor" data-channel="wordpress-1.2.8" data-message="New England Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski has signed a six-year extension with the team worth a reported $54 million. The deal gives him $18.17 million guaranteed and will keep Gronk with the Patriots through the 2019 season...

New England Patriots sign TE Rob Gronkowski to a 6-year Extension

The Patriots made the smart move and locked up Gronk for the long-term. The New England Patriots have once again showed why they are ahead of the curve in the National Football League, as according to a report by’s Adam Schefter, the team has agreed to a six-year extension with Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski, who was selected by the Pats in the second...

Patriots Ink Gronkowski to Richest Tight End Deal in NFL History

Word broke today that the New England Patriots signed Rob Gronkowski to a 6-year contract extension which will make him the highest paid tight end in NFL history. I don't know about you, but I was completely blown away by the news.  The Patriots are notorious for dragging out contract negotiations until the 11th hour, so the fact that they were so proactive to get Gronk inked...

A Photo Tribute To Gronk: The Highest Paid Tight End In NFL History!

What have we learned from Rob Gronkowski about life over the last 12 months? Fist pumping, grinding on blondes, wearing Zubaz, being Team Leader of the JB’s and having chicks cup your balls for Instagrams can all pay off. The Patriots tight end signed a six-year deal today worth $54 million. That’s a HUGE deal for a guy who “still wears jeans from high school,” according...

Patriots Record Setting Signing of Gronkowski Signals End is Near for Welker in New England

The New England Patriots watched tight end Rob Gronkowski set yet another record yesterday, although they helped him accomplish his latest feat. The Pats signed Gronkowski to a six year contract worth $54 million, making him the highest paid tight end in NFL history. But with that deal getting done, does that signal the end of the line for their top wide receiver, Wes Welker? Welker...

Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham’s Value Skyrockets Following Rob Gronkowski Deal

Jermaine Gresham is seeing dollar signs after the contract signed by Rob Gronkowski. On Friday, the NFL world learned that New England Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski, signed a mega-extension with the club. The Patriots were extremely generous with Gronkowski, as they inked him to a six-year $54 million extension, making him the highest-paid tight end in NFL history. Though...

Gronkowski, Patriots agree on deal

All-Pro Rob Gronkowski has agreed to a $54 million deal with the New England Patriots, the richest contract for a tight end in NFL history.

Patriots Give Rob Gronkowski 6-Year $54 Million Extension

You have to imagine this is what Rob Gronkowski is doing right now after the New England Patriots rewarded him with 6-year $54 million extension, the largest contract ever given to a tight end.  I wonder how Wes Welker is feeling right about now. Probably something like this: 

Report: New England Patriots restructuring Rob Gronkowski's contract

After the much reported release of a few players on Thursday, most notably Mr. Ocho, the New England Patriots are restructuring star tight end Rob Gronkowski's original 2010 rookie contract, according to Mike Florio of The 2010 42nd overall pick signed a four-year contract that had a total value of $4.62 million. He had  two years and $1.23 million...
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