Where did you get this number?
It all really depends on how he feels physically. If I was him and I still felt pretty good, I would come back and bank more cash. The acting, WWE, etc. will all still be there a year or two from now. No reason to go into that field now and give up the football which won't be there forever.
Regardless of the cash, it must not be a good feeling for Gronk if he thinks the Pats are nickeling and diming him. Esp. after he has laid it out all out there for old rich guys like Kraft and Belichick.
Belichick makes $7.5m a year, putting him in 2nd behind Sean Payton ($8m). I wonder if Bill would be willing to make below his market value like some of his players. Would he stick around for $3-4m per year? I'm not sure.
The've never released details and speculation seems to be he is making upwards of 10 million. Also, Gruden is making 10 mil a year.
Yeah, you're right. I think this was an old stat from Forbes. Belichick is most likely making more. He might make more than Gronk.
My point isn't to say that Belichick is overpaid, but rather point out that neither Kraft nor Belichick are taking a hometown discount. They are both compensated handsomely.
Even if I think Gronk makes a ton of money, it doesn't really matter. His perception of his salary is what matters. I wouldn't be shocked if Gronk thinks he can make similar money without taking as many physical risks.