Pats' Gronk gets $4.3M raise, highest paid tight end in NFL

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski's agent says the Patriots star is the NFL's highest paid tight end after New England reworked his contract to add $4.3 million this season.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus said Thursday that Gronkowski's deal for the next two seasons adds $1 million in per game bonuses and $3.3 million in incentives for things like catches, playing time and touchdowns.

Rosenhaus says Gronkowski's base salary stays at $8 million, with the additions boosting the potential value to more than $13 million.

Gronkowski is widely considered the top tight end in football and one of the best all-time at his position as he enters his ninth season. He had 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns in 14 games.

Gronkowski's deal was first reported by ESPN.

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