Pats’ Rob Gronkowski Hasn’t Spent Any Of His $16M NFL Earnings
Patriots star Rob Gronkowski has made over $16.3 million in five seasons in the NFL... and hasn't spent a single dime of that money.
It's true. In excerpts from his upcoming autobiography, It's Good to be Gronk, the 26-year-old explains his thriftiness.
"To this day, I still haven't touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money," Gronkowski says in his book. "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."
Gronk didn't make a ton of money when he entered the league, after being chosen as a second-round draft pick. His first contract included a $1.8 million signing bonus, and his salaries during his first two seasons were $320,000 and $450,000, respectively, according to Spotrac.com.
However, before his third season, he signed a six-year, $54 million contract with an $8 million signing bonus... but apparently, he's still living as an underpaid rookie.
It's Good to be Gronk releases July 14th. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.com.