That would makes us both wrong, according to Rob Gronkowski. The giant NFL jester, who signed a six-year, $54 million contract in 2012, is sitting on an enormous pile of cash–opting instead to live merely off of the money he generates as a human advertisement.
“To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money,” . “I live off my marketing money and haven’t blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry or tattoos and still wear my favorite pair of jeans from high school… I don’t hurt anyone (except Gord with the occasional kick to the groin), I don’t do drugs, I don’t drive drunk, I don’t break the law… I’m … just looking to have a fun time.”
That’s right, the NFL’s biggest lovable idiot who was once confused by time travel is probably more financially savvy than all of us.
All those hours we’ve spent scouring Reddit’s personal finance page looking for an edge on investments so our stress tumors caused by the overwhelming weight of student loans wouldn’t metastasize and kill us don’t hold a candle to the financial stability of a man who once countered criticism of his quarterback’s cheating scandal by shouting “Deez nutz” at his cell phone and posting it online.
I’m still not sure that I buy his claim that he is sitting on millions of untouched cash, but it’s definitely possible. Gronk’s a marketing machine, and the money he earns from it surely enough to live comfortably off of for a good while.
Even if it wasn’t, Gronk seems like the kind of guy who could live off of Lunchables and Red Bull when the fridge is running low.
The only difference between him and us is that he doesn’t have to..