Rob Gronkowski Signs Six-Year Extension
According to ESPN and ProFootballTalk.com, the New England Patriots and star tight end Rob Gronkowski have agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $54 million.
Gronkowski was already under contract for the next two seasons, meaning he’s now tied to New England until 2019.
The deal is reportedly worth just over $13 million in guarantees, and about $5 million guaranteed in case of injury. It also includes an $8 million signing bonus.
His base salary will still be under $700,000 until the new deal kicks in for the 2014 season, when his salary will escalate to $3.75 million for the 2014 season.
The Patriots hold a $10 million team option prior to the 2016 season.
Gronk has taken the league by storm in his first two seasons, catching a total of 132 passes for 1,873 yards and a whopping 27 touchdowns.
Just last season, he set an NFL record for a tight end with 17 scores, shattering the previous mark of 13.
He underwent offseason surgery on his left ankle after suffering a high ankle sprain during last year’s AFC Championship Game.