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Rob Gronkowski

Year Salary Prorated
Signing Bonus
Amortization
Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Cash Received Remaining Guaranteed Money Cap Hit if Cut Cap Savings if Cut or Traded Comments
2010 $320,000 $440,000 $760,000 $2,080,000 $1,760,000 $1.76 million signing bonus
2011 $450,000 $440,000 $890,000 $450,000 $1,320,000
2012 $540,000 $2,090,000 $30,000 $2,660,000 $8,570,000 $14,050,000 $8 million signing bonus. Salary fully guaranteed.
2013 $630,000 $2,090,000 $30,000 $2,750,000 $660,000 $11,420,000 Salary fully guaranteed.
2014 $3,750,000 $1,650,000 $5,400,000 $3,750,000 $8,700,000 Salary fully guaranteed.
2015 $4,750,000 $3,650,000 $250,000 $8,650,000 $5,000,000 $3,300,000 $5,350,000 $4.75 million base salary and $250,000 workout bonus are guaranteed for injury prior to end of 2014 league year, then guaranteed fully.
Patriots have until the final day of the 2015 league year (4PM March 9th) to pick up Gronkowski's $6 million option.
If they do not pick up the option, they can not franchise him in 2016.
2016 $2,250,000 $3,650,000 $468,750 $250,000 $6,618,750 $2,968,750 $9,650,000 $9,650,000 -$3,031,250 $31,250 per game roster bonus.
2017 $4,250,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 $250,000 $7,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $1,000,000 $31,250 per game roster bonus.
2018 $8,000,000 $2,000,000 $750,000 $250,000 $11,000,000 $9,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $7,000,000 $46,875 per game roster bonus.
2019 $9,000,000 $2,000,000 $750,000 $250,000 $12,000,000 $10,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $10,000,000 $46,875 per game roster bonus.

Rob Gronkowski - Unsigned 2010 draft picks are automatically tendered the rookie salary of $320,000.
July 26, 2010 update ProFootballTalk.Com's Mike Florio blogged that "Gronkowsi's deal pays a signing bonus of $1.76 million and a one-time incentive based on minimum playing time in the amount of $830,000. The contract includes minimum base salaries ($320,000 in 2010, $405,000 in 2011, $490,000 in 2012, and $575,00 in 2013). The 2013 base salary is fully guaranteed for skill and injury. Also, $255,000 of the 2012 salary is guaranteed. (Once the one-time incentive is earned, the base salaries become non-guaranteed.) In all, $2.59 million is guaranteed; the only question is whether it the $830,000 above and beyond the signing bonus comes from the one-timer or the guaranteed base salaries in 2012 and 2013. The deal also includes $30,000 in workout bonuses for the last two years, triggered if the one-time incentive is earned."
July 23, 2011 update Gronkowski's salary was at the minimum. Therefore, it was increased to $450,000 as part of the new CBA.
July 9, 2013 update ProFootballTalk.Com's Mike Florio blogged that Gronk's extension included "an $8 million signing bonus, a fully-guaranteed 2012 base salary of $540,000, a fully-guaranteed 2013 base salary of $630,000, and a fully-guaranteed base salary of $3.75 million in 2014. He also has workout bonuses of $30,000 in 2012 and 2013, and a guaranteed workout bonus of $250,000 in 2014. His $4.75 million base salary and $250,000 workout bonus for 2015 are guaranteed for injury prior to end of 2014 league year, then guaranteed fully. The guarantee on signing is $13.17 million, and another $5 million is guaranteed for injury." On June 12, 2012 the Boston Globe's Greg Bedard reported that the extension is the richest for a tight end at six years and $54 million. The final $37 million is contingent on the Patriots picking up a $10 million club option by the final day of the 2015 league year (Feb. 28, 2016). If the Patriots pass on the option, the team can?t place the franchise tag on him. Including the first two years at his rookie salaries, the total deal is eight years at $55.23 million ($6.9 million average). With the team option, it?s basically two four-year contracts: $18.23 million ($4.557 million average) through ?15; and then $37 million ($9.25 million average) from 2016-19....Gronkowski is guaranteed to make $12 million. Another $5 million in 2015 is guaranteed against injury, and then if he?s on the roster on the fifth day of the 2015 league year. The deal also includes per-game active roster bonuses totaling $500,000 in 2016 and 2017 ($31,250 per game), and $750,000 ($46,875 per game) in 2018-19....Gronkowski?s salary cap numbers from 2012-19 are: $2.66 million, $2.75 million, $5.4 million, $8.65 million, $6.65 million, $7 million, $11 million, and $12 million."

Here's a graphical snapshot of Gronkowski's cap hits

Rob Gronkowski's cap hits

December 1, 2015 update On August 4, 2015 ESPN.Com's Field Yates reported that "The New England Patriots and Rob Gronkowski agreed to restructure the star tight end's contract with a bit of immediate security that suggests what has long been presumed: He isn't going anywhere for a long time. Gronkowski's contract called for a $10 million option bonus for the team to decide upon by the end of the 2015 league year that would, in effect, kick in the remaining four years on his deal. If the team opted to decline that bonus, Gronkowski would become a free agent, an unlikely outcome given his production and standing as a focal point of the team's offense. But that's a decision the Patriots won't soon have to make, as the team recently reworked the deal by paying Gronkowski a $4 million bonus at the outset of training camp, leaving just $6 million to be paid out by the end of the league year, according to league sources."

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