Reciently Rob Gronkowski announces his official retirement from the NFL, after 11 seasons and 4 Super Bowl championships.
Rob Gronkowski is one of the biggest names in the sport today. Played tight-end for Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League.
Despite a sizeable salary paid to him for his contributions to the Buccaneers, Gronkowski makes most of his millions from endorsements, like many professional sports stars today.
Gronkowski’s net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth has a net worth of 45 million US dollars.
With a salary that amounts to 9 million dollars, it is clear to see that the bulk of his earnings aren’t provided by his NFL side.
The NFL tight end revealed in his 2015 book ‘It’s Good To Be Gronk’ that he has never had to spend any of his salary, and instead has been able to live exclusively off his money earned through endorsements.
“You don’t know how long you’re going to be in the league for. It’s a short career here in the league,” Gronkowski once said.
“The average is about three to four years, and when it’s done, it’s done. Be simple, manage it safe, so when it’s done you’ve got a little base, a little foundation to live off.”
The companies Gronkowski has been linked with during his career include: Tide, Nike, Dunkin’ Donuts, Visa, T-Mobile, Lyft and Cheerios, among others.
Plb sports also released a cereal called Gronk Flakes in 2012, which was followed three years later by Gronk’s Hot Sauce.
Monster Energy also added a ‘Gronk’ flavour in 2016 to their line-up of energy drinks.
Rob Gronkowski’s NFL records
As a tight end, Rob Gronkowski definitely became the greatest in his position with several records to his name. In 2011, he became the first player in his position to lead the league in receiving touch downs with 17. ‘Gronk’ also has the most career postseason receiving yards by a tight end with 1,389. He also has the most career postseason receiving touch downs for a tight end with 14.
Also, no tight end has more combined receptions (23) and receiving yards (297) than Gronkowski does in Super Bowl history. On average receiving yard per game (68.3), average yards per target (9.9) and average touch downs per game (0.69) for a tight end, Rob ranks first in all of them. Apart from his four Super Bowl rings, ‘Gronk’ left an indeleable mark in the league that won’t be surpassed so easily.