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Why Rob Gronkowski’s Net Worth Could Explode Higher After Playing Football

New England Patriots great Rob Gronkowski retired from the NFL after the 2018-19 season at just 29 years old. Gronkowski was a fan-favorite because of his dominant play on the field and his sense of humor off the field.

According to Spotrac, Gronkowski amassed $54 million in career earnings during his playing years, but his days of cashing large checks are far from over.

Since moving on from football, ‘Gronk’ has been involved in Fox’s NFL coverage as an analyst, partnered with a CBD company, and is about to sign a deal with WWE.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gronkowski’s net worth is $40 million, but that should be on the rise soon.

Gronk is regarded as one of the greatest tight ends of all time

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It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.

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Gronkowski finished his career with 521 receptions, 7,861 receiving yards, and 79 touchdowns. His 79 receiving touchdowns rank 28th of all time and third among tight ends.

Gronk caught 17 touchdown passes in 2011, which is tied for the fifth-highest in a single season in NFL history. No tight end has caught more touchdown passes in one year.

He was selected First-Team All-Pro four times in his career with the Patriots. Gronk also won three Super Bowls, including one in his final year in the league.

Gronkowski is surprisingly frugal with his money

Despite his overall silliness, Gronk has an intelligent business mind. In fact, Gronkowski said he saved every dime from his signing bonus and NFL contract checks. He wrote in his book, “It’s good to be Gronk,” that he never spent any of his NFL money.

Many NFL players fail to plan for their future and waste all of their earned money on a lavish lifestyle, but not Gronk. He understood how short NFL careers can be.

He told CNBC in 2018 that the biggest splurge purchase he’s ever made was on a six-figure necklace. Other than that, Gronkowski believes in keeping his purchases simple.

Gronkowski’s growing business ventures and endorsements will only add to his net worth

Gronkowski has endorsement deals with Tide, Dunkin’ Donuts, Jet Blue, and Monster Energy, among others. He made so much from his many endorsement deals during his career that the only money he spent as a player was from endorsements.

Gronk is a partner of Abacus Health Products, a CBD products company. If he returns to Fox as a football analyst in 2020, that will add another stream of salary for the future Hall-of-Famer.

The next step for Gronk is maybe the least surprising of all. Ryan Satin of WWE Backstage on FS1 reported Wednesday that Gronkowski and the WWE are close to finalizing a deal for Gronk to join the company.

For Gronkowski, the grind hasn’t stopped since he stopped playing football. In fact, he’s doing more now than he did when he was still on the field. Gronk’s many endorsements and future involvements with Fox and WWE will only raise his career earnings and net worth for years to come.