- Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots tight end and three-time Super Bowl champion, announced his retirement on March 24.
- The Gronk, who has been with the Patriots for the entirety of his nine-year career, is retiring at the young age of 29.
- Gronkowski’s contract is worth $54 million and was set to expire after the 2019-20 season.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is retiring just shy of his 30th birthday after making the announcement via Instagram on March 24. The move comes just one month after he secured his third Super Bowl championship against the Los Angeles Rams.
View this post on InstagramIt all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.
Gronkowski had one season remaining on his contract, which was worth $54 million. His contract had an annual value of $9 million plus incentives. Although he’s just 29 years old, Gronkowski is now looking forward to what’s next, and he does so with a fat wallet.
Birthdate: May 14, 1989
Net worth: $40 million
Sources of income: Football salary and endorsements
Career highlights: Three-time Super Bowl champion
Rob Gronkowski’s Net Worth: $40 Million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rob Gronkowski has a net worth of $40 million. His six-year contract with the NFL was worth $54 million plus incentives, equating to a base salary of $9 million annually. For the 2018-19 season, the Gronk’s max payout would have been $13.3 million, according to NFL.com.
But Gronkowski’s NFL salary isn’t his only source of income. In his 2015 book, “It’s Good to Be Gronk,” the athlete wrote that he has yet to spend his paycheck from the NFL, instead living off endorsement deals. He’s endorsed by renowned companies such as Tide, Nike and Dunkin’.
Rob Gronkowski’s Stats
Rob Gronkowski was born on May 14, 1989, in Amherst, New York. He played for the University of Arizona and was a second-round draft pick, No. 42 overall. Gronkowski served as a team captain in 2016 and 2017 and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
He ended his nine-year career with 521 receptions, 7,861 receiving yards and 79 touchdowns. According to his biography on the Patriots website, Gronkowski became the only tight end in NFL history to post three seasons of 1,000 yards receiving and 10-plus touchdowns.
Keep reading to learn about the top 11 highest-paid players who participated in the 2019 Pro Bowl.
More on NFL Players
- The Highest-Paid NFL Player on Every Team
- 10 Best and Worst NFL Players When It Comes to Money
- How Dan Marino, Vince Young and Other Broke NFL Players Lost Their Fortunes
- Here’s How Rich Every NFL Team Is
We make money easy. Get weekly email updates, including expert advice to help you Live Richer™.