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    Default Pats make Gronk highest paid TE

    There goes Welker's shot a lucrative multi year deal he hoped for....

    Patriots agreed to terms with Rob Gronkowski on a six-year, $54 million extension.
    Gronk has not only emerged as the most dominant all-around tight end in the game, he's also off to arguably the greatest start in NFL history at the position. The Patriots weren't going to lock him up at a discount rate even if he re-signed with two years left on his rookie contract. While the guaranteed money will be telling, Gronk's per-season salaries blow those of Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis out of the water, as expected. The lucrative extension suggests the Pats have no qualms about Gronkowski's offseason ankle surgery. Wes Welker may not be thrilled with the news, but the Patriots are smart to lock up their young nucleus talent.
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    The dude is party central and I would love to have seen him in aqua & orange. If he starts having issues they will roast him and put him in chowdah....
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    Well deserved. Best tight end in football.

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    Where is the money for Welker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    Where is the money for Welker?
    A former player said of Belichek that he is like a vampire that sucks all the football life you have to give a then throws you aside. That is a coaches job. Walker has little blood let to give.
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    Welker does not deserve that kind of contract. He's a very good receiver, he's not elite. No GM in this league would pick Welker instead of any of the elite WRs. not even sure how many would take Welker over Bowe as their #1 WR. Whereas Gronk is elite, has very little competition, maybe Jimmy Graham. If Gates was healthy, he'd be the 3rd. of course Gonzo still lingering in that class. There's just not as big a market for a Welker IMO.
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    ohhhhh wait.....so what does the BEST TIGHT END IN FOOTBALL do?? 2 years from being the highest paid tight ever in the NFL....

    yup...thats right..HOMETOWN DISCOUNT.....

    amazing....Miami would have to have given Gronk an ownership stake in the team to get him to extend, but he agrees to get only 13M guaranteed for 6 years with the Pats....



    Patriots agreed to terms with TE Rob Gronkowski on a six-year, $54 million extension through 2019.

    Gronk has not only emerged as the most dominant all-around tight end in the game, he's also off to arguably the greatest start in NFL history at the position. A closer look at the contract details (accessible at the link below) reveals a steal of a deal for the Patriots. They got him for $13.23M in the first three years, and the contract is backloaded without guarantees beyond the third season. Ultimately, only $13.17M is fully guaranteed. Still, the extension suggests the Pats have no qualms about Gronkowski's offseason ankle surgery. Wes Welker may not be thrilled with the news, but the Pats are smart to lock up their young nucleus talent. Gronk is now under New England's control through his age-30 season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finyank13 View Post
    ohhhhh wait.....so what does the BEST TIGHT END IN FOOTBALL do?? 2 years from being the highest paid tight ever in the NFL....

    yup...thats right..HOMETOWN DISCOUNT.....

    amazing....Miami would have to have given Gronk an ownership stake in the team to get him to extend, but he agrees to get only 13M guaranteed for 6 years with the Pats....
    Oh, quit your belly-aching. He's an injury waiting to happen. He knows that, so he took the guaranteed money early. And he's not the best TE in football. He's damn good though.

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    He is the best tight end in the NFL.

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    Absolutely he is.

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    He's in the discussion, of course. He's not better than Jimmy Graham.

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    Oh but he is. Graham can't block like Gronkowski can. On top of that Gronkowski is a more productive pass catcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GARDENHEAD View Post
    He's in the discussion, of course. He's not better than Jimmy Graham.
    If a TE's only job was to catch passes, you could maybe make that argument, although I'd still disagree. But Gronk is just on an entirely different level when you account for his elite blocking skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GARDENHEAD View Post
    Oh, quit your belly-aching. He's an injury waiting to happen. He knows that, so he took the guaranteed money early. And he's not the best TE in football. He's damn good though.
    injury away from a SB title you mean? Cuz the Pats have a 100% Gronk last year....they win it...lets be realistic here...
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    I wonder if he will stay elite now with the big paychecks? He seems to enjoy the party life a bit to much. This one will be interesting to watch for the next 3 years. The guy has been a stud even hurt he still helped the team.
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    Had us taking him, said he would be the best tight end in the league in three years.

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    It still bothers me that he went clubing after his team lost the SB. That tells me he doesnt give a ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finyank13 View Post
    injury away from a SB title you mean? Cuz the Pats have a 100% Gronk last year....they win it...lets be realistic here...
    Giants had 0 TEs in that game though

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmeister3 View Post
    Giants had 0 TEs in that game though
    Having that trio of WRs more than made up for that. And ofcourse a DL that makes Brady piss his panties.

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