Prior to the NFL’s Week Three Sunday evening matchup between the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Pats had thought-about buying and selling All-Pro tight finish Rob Gronkowski to a couple totally different groups in the course of the fseason. According to Schefter, the Lions had been truly “deep into commerce discussions” with the Patriots in the course of the week the NFL Draft, however talks had been shut down when Gronk mentioned he did not wish to play for the Lions, or anyplace apart from New England.
After final evening’s 26-10 loss to the Lions, Gronk confirmed the information that he was almost traded. He advised reporters merely, “Yeah, it occurred. Brady’s my quarterback, that is all. Wasn’t going anyplace with out Brady.”
This morning, Brady advised WEEI (H/T ESPN), “I feel that speaks to our relationship and I really feel as strongly about him as he does about me. I really like the man. He’s had a big effect on my profession — personally and pressionally. Like I mentioned, I am very fortunate to play with him and we’ll preserve preventing.”
The Patriots finally reworked Gronk’s contract, which added $four.Three million in incentives for the 2018 season. According to ESPN, the 29-year outdated tight finish can earn $1 million in per-game roster bonuses, plus a most $Three.Three million by hitting three the next 4 incentives: 70 or extra catches, 1,085 receiving yards, 80 p.c taking part in time or 9 or extra landing catches.
Brady, Gronkowski and the Pats, now 1-2 on the season, will host the Three-Zero Miami Dolphins in Week four.