Rob Gronkowski urges Joe Burrow to go 'Tom Brady-route' in new deal

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Rob Gronkowski urges Joe Burrow to go 'Tom Brady-route' in new deal
Rob Gronkowski urges Joe Burrow to go 'Tom Brady-route' in new deal (Provided by Financial World)

Rob Gronkowski thinks Joe Burrow accepting a bit lesser deal would help the Cincinnati Bengals a lot and give Burrow a stronger chance of being surrounded by good players. This week, Burrow confirmed that he and the Bengals have started talking regarding a new deal.

Burrow, the first overall pick of the 2020 NFL draft, has been absolutely impressive and there is no doubt that he will receive a very lucrative deal from the Bengals - with some thinking Burrow will sign a record-breaking deal.

However, Burrow suggested this week that he is not thinking only about himself. "It doesn't matter how good your quarterback is. If you don't have good players around him, you're not going to be a very good team," Burrow said this week.

Gronkowski would like to see Burrow take a bit less money

"I believe that will set him up to be in the Super Bowl contention every single year. He wants good players around him, he wants good teammates around him, and that's a great thing.

I mean, what's the difference between 47, 48 million or 53, 54 million when the next highest guy on your team is only getting paid in the 20s? There's already that big of a difference between your pay and the next guy's pay on your team.

So who cares? I mean, if you want a team around you, take a couple million dollars less, which is nothing in the grand scheme for a quarterback. So I'm waiting for a quarterback to do that, kind of go down the Brady route," Gronkowski said on FanDuel TV's Up And Adam, per Athlon Sports.

In 2021, Burrow led the Bengals to a Super Bowl appearance in his second season. This past season, Burrow and company made the AFC Championship Game before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in a thriller. Burrow has done extremely well in his first few seasons and the Bengals are well-positioned at the quarterback position.

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