An interesting tidbit in the career of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was revealed today that is the antithesis of what professional athletes have become known for. Regardless of sport, pro athletes are now synonymous with extravagant spending and lavish lifestyles. Today though, Peter King of theMMQB.com shared some excerpts from the upcoming autobiography of the tight end, It’s Good to be Gronk, and he shared that he has not spent a penny of the millions earned in NFL salary since coming into the league a few years back.
To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money. I live off my marketing money and haven’t blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry or tattoos and still wear my favorite pair of jeans from high school.
Granted, Gronk was making near league minimum when he first entered the NFL, earning $320,000 and $450,000 respectively in his first two seasons, along with an $1.8 Million signing bonus. After becoming a breakout star, he was awarded a new contract in his third season worth up to $54 Million for 6 years, as well as an $8 Million signing bonus.
No word on the details of his endorsement contracts with Dunkin Donuts, BodyArmor and SuperDrink but it must be surely more than enough for Gronk to maintain a decent lifestyle. One thing is for certain, we won’t be seeing Gronk on any “athletes going broke documentaries.”
The person handling his finances must love him. – @Rocko_CNK