Rob Gronkowski told Tom Brady he needed a catch of $ 500,000

Ask, and in Rob Gronkowski’s case, receive.

Before the Buccaneers tight-end cashed in $ 1 million in bonuses during Sunday’s game against the Panthers, he told longtime friend and teammate quarterback Tom Brady that he needed one more catch to unlock the jackpot.

“Let’s go, I need one more,” Gronkowski said to Brady on the sidelines, who replied, “One more catch?” before the two fists.

As Gronkowski entered Sunday’s season finale against Carolina, Gronkowski needed seven catches and 85 more receiving yards to secure two incentives worth $ 500,000 apiece. By the fourth quarter, Gronkowski had yardage bonus locked in, according to For the Win, but needed one more reception.

With just over six minutes left of the game, with the Buccaneers having a 14-point lead over the Panthers, Brady remained in the game to ensure Gronkowski got his catch.

Tom Brady (# 12) passes on to Rob Gronkowski (# 87) during Sunday's Buccaneers-Panthers game on January 9, 2022.
Tom Brady (# 12) passes on to Rob Gronkowski (# 87) during Sunday’s Buccaneers-Panthers game on January 9, 2022.
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“Tom! Good pass, dog,” Gronkowski said to Brady, who replied, “Thank you, honey. I had to get you.”

Gronkowski needed 55 receptions and 750 receiving yards this season to receive $ 500,000 per game. incentive, according to Spotrac. He missed another $ 500,000, but scored just six touchdowns this season instead of the nine needed.

After the game, in which the Buccaneers ended the regular season with 13-4, Gronkowski joked about taking his teammates to dinner, without Brady. The 44-year-old quarterback responded to Gronkowski’s revelation Monday on his SiriusXM podcast, “Let’s Go!”

Rob Gronkowski thanked Tom Brady on the sidelines after the quarterback helped the tight end earn $ 1 million in bonuses.
Rob Gronkowski thanked Tom Brady on the sidelines after the quarterback helped the tight end earn $ 1 million in bonuses.
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“I do not know, man. It’s ok. I know what he’s eating. Let’s just say it does not follow the guidelines for TB12 so he can eat his dinner without me,” Brady said.

Before teaming up in Tampa Bay in April 2020, Brady and Gronkowski won three Super Bowl titles together in New England. They are now chasing back-to-back championships with the Buccaneers and will get things rolling on Sunday in an NFC Wild Card match against the Eagles.

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