The Patriots may be trying to take care of those early in training camp.
According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Patriots and Gronkowski’s camp are talking about a pay raise, though nothing appears imminent. His agents, Drew and Jason Rosenhaus, are present at the Patriots facility today.
The Patriots triggered the remaining four years of his deal, through 2019, by paying a bonus in March, which will move his earnings for the next four seasons to $27 million.
The story went on to say Gronk initially signed a six-year, $54 million deal in 2012, which came during his rookie contract. He’s clearly outperforming the contract now, but that’s part of the risk of signing with years remaining on a deal. Recent deals for players such as Jordan Reed and Travis Kelce and others have underscored how underpaid Gronkowski is.