View Full Version : Rob Gronkowsk agreed to a six-year, $54 million extension

06-08-2012, 12:06 PM

The New England Patriots and tight end Rob Gronkowski have agreed to a six-year, $54 million extension, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Gronkowski, who underwent offseason surgery on his left ankle after suffering a high ankle sprain in the AFC Championship Game against the Ravens, had 90 receptions for 1,327 yards last season.

The total set a record for most receiving yards in a season by a tight end. He set the mark in the last game of the regular season, edging the New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham who finished with 1,310. Kellen Winslow had held the previous record with 1,290 yards in 1980.

Gronkowski also had 17 touchdown catches last season, another record for a tight end in a season. Vernon Davis (49ers, 2009) and Antonio Gates (Chargers, 2004) had shared the record at 13.

06-08-2012, 12:12 PM
Jason La Canfora‏@JasonLaCanfora

In terms of new money over the next two seasons, it comes in the form of a signing bonus worth about $8M

3m Jason La Canfora‏@JasonLaCanfora

After 2015, option bonus execution would extend deal thru 2019, so at the max its a 6yr; $54m deal with $13m in skill guar and $18m for inj

4m Jason La Canfora‏@JasonLaCanfora

Details of the Gronkowski extension, from @CBSSports.com: $Bm signing bonus; '12 and '13 base remains; new salaries for '14 and '15...

NFL.com reports it's a done deal, and that it does extend Gronk through 2019