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Giantsfan1080 06-08-2012 11:38 AM

Gronk Extension
 
Patriots agreed to terms with Rob Gronkowski on a six-year, $54 million extension.
Gronk has not only emerged as the most dominant all-around tight end in the game, he's also off to arguably the greatest start in NFL history at the position. The Patriots weren't going to lock him up at a discount rate even if he re-signed with two years left on his rookie contract. Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter Jun 8 - 12:23 PM

gpngc 06-08-2012 11:40 AM

The fact that they got this done now likely means he's at or nearing full health.

prock 06-08-2012 11:43 AM

Can you even imagine the party he's gonna have tonight?

killxswitch 06-08-2012 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by prock (Post 3027477)
Can you even imagine the party he's gonna have tonight?

I hope he stays off the bath salts. Imagine a naked 6'5 265 lb. Gronk running around trying to eat people.

Jvig43 06-08-2012 12:12 PM

Welker is going to be thrilled about this. lol

FUNBUNCHER 06-08-2012 12:15 PM



Ain't no party like a Gronk party!!

Razor 06-08-2012 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Jvig43 (Post 3027519)
Welker is going to be thrilled about this. lol

Haha, Welker should stop crying so much and understand the position he's in.

I love this deal. I'm so glad that he's in NE for at least the next six years. Also, when this contract ends he's only 31 so he can get another good contract after that. Great deal for both parties.

descendency 06-08-2012 02:49 PM

In the first 4 years, he gets only 18.23 million. 4.558 million a year...

OSUGiants17 06-08-2012 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by FUNBUNCHER (Post 3027522)


Ain't no party like a Gronk party!!

I wanna party with that man so badly. The amount of poon he gets is insane. He truly is the biggest bro alive. YO SOY FIESTA!

tjsunstein 06-08-2012 04:33 PM

Gronk is ******* awesome. Nobody can outparty the Gronk.

fenikz 06-08-2012 05:42 PM

anyone at ASU can out party the Gronk, Tucson doesn't know how to party

TitanHope 06-08-2012 06:49 PM

Good for him. He can finally afford those hepatitis treatments.

Scotty D 06-09-2012 01:04 AM

I wonder how Aaron Hernandez is feeling right now.

TheBoyWonder22 06-09-2012 01:52 AM

Gah, if only I would have worked to be ripped and fast I would be a younger version of Gronk. ****! Stupid stupid!

Razor 06-09-2012 05:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Scotty D (Post 3028230)
I wonder how Aaron Hernandez is feeling right now.

He should feel great about this since this gives the Patriots a lot of flexibility after the 2013 season to extend him.

cmarq83 06-09-2012 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Scotty D (Post 3028230)
I wonder how Aaron Hernandez is feeling right now.

No disrespect to Hernandez, but he's not anywhere near the caliber of player that Gronkowski is. Hernandez certainly has a lot of room to get better, but Gronk just turned 23 and has already reached the apex of his position. He just finished his 2nd season and I honestly have no idea how he can get better. This extension was a no brainer for the Pats.

AntoinCD 06-09-2012 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Razor (Post 3028260)
He should feel great about this since this gives the Patriots a lot of flexibility after the 2013 season to extend him.

Agreed, this is best case scenario for Hernandez. Worst case would have been if the Pats gave Welker a 2-3 year contract and then tried to extend Gronk and then Hernandez.

This way they can try and extend or resign Hernandez in the next two years and if that doesn't work out they can franchise him.

This deal more than likely means this year is Welker's last in New England though, he is the big loser in this deal IMO

Jvig43 06-09-2012 09:56 AM

Both parties have made it clear that Hernandez is going to be extended as well. With as versatile as Hernandez is for us I don't see us letting him walk. The 2 TE system right now is killing NFL defenses so I don't see why we would change it up.

ATLDirtyBirds 06-09-2012 10:43 AM

Gronk is awesome. In football, and in life.

WCH 06-09-2012 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ATLDirtyBirds (Post 3028294)
Gronk is awesome. In football, and in life.

He's a true role model for the kids. If I ever have a son, I want him to grow up to be just like Gronk.

Smart move locking him up now. A lot of teams wait until the contract year just out of principle, but contracts are only going to get larger over the next few years. Even over the next 20 months or so, there's probably going to be some inflation. Also, I can't imagine him not earning every bit of that money unless he gets injured or goes all Shawn Kemp on us.


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