Rob Gronkowski Prefers New Deal With Patriots To Holdout

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Rob Gronkowski. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Patriots tacked $4.3 million in incentives onto Gronk's contract for the next two seasons, which could position him to be the NFL's highest-paid tight end at better than $12 million this year.

Rob, relieved to have the deal done?

"It's definitely a relief to have that all out of the way, and that was last week, and now that's in the past, which is good," he said. "Just gonna put my main focus on the Houston Texans now."

Did the process stress you out at all?

"Didn't weigh on me at all," he said. "Everything's always in the works, nothing's just gonna happen in a day, something like that, so it's in the past now, it happened last week, it's go time now."

Gronkowski said he's comfortable with the deal, and admitted he could've made a stink if he wanted a different outcome.

"I'm super satisfied with my situation," he said. "I mean, if I wasn't, then I mean, I would try and pull a move like they do, which works out--they get rewarded for holding out. But I'm not frustrated at all or anything, I'm super satisfied, ready to go, ready to play, that's my main focus."

Pats will host the Texans Sunday to kick-off the regular season.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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