Pro Football Talk– Apart from the $250,000 game check that Gronkowski would be losing, missing another game would make it harder for him to meet the triggers necessary to unlock $5.5 million in incentives for 2017. He already has reached the first $1 million by getting to 800 receiving yards.
To get another $2 million, he needs to participate in 80 percent of the offensive snaps for the full season or catch 70 passes or generate 1,000 receiving yards or score 12 touchdowns. To get the 2.5million on top of that, Gronkowski needs to participate in 90 percent of the snaps (not likely if the suspension is upheld) or catch 80 passes or gain 1,200 receiving yards or score 14 touchdowns or be named the Associated Press first-team All-Pro.
Ouch, that’s quite a large sum of money for Gronk to lose out on after going full Neanderthal mode and making mashed potatoes out of Tre’Davious White brain….”mmhmm Gronk like mashed potatoes”
Lucky for Gronk, thus far he’s only missed one game this season and has been able put up 55 catches for 849 yards and 7 touchdowns. This means that it’s very likely that he’ll earn the 2 million dollar incentive clause in his contract. Gronk would need just 15 catches OR 151 yards OR 3 touchdowns over the course of the final three games of the season to earn that cool 2 million.
However, the final 2.5 million dollars worth of incentives will be extremely difficult for Gronk to meet. Gronk would need 25 catches OR 351 yards OR 7 touchdowns in just three games to reach the incentives threshold. Gronk’s best bet to bring home the extra cash is to be named a first team All Pro, which is a two way race between him and Travis Kelce.
Regardless, Gronk’s hit on Tre’Davious White not only cost him a game, it’s probably also going to cost him a whole lot of money.