When he bought his first NFL paycheck, Gronkowski says he put all of it within the financial institution. And he spends his endorsement cash fastidiously too. It wasn’t till not too long ago, after eight seasons of being frugal, that he lastly determined to splurge.

“Once I signed my incentive deal final yr, my good friend had a sequence and I used to be like, ‘Dang, man, that is a pleasant chain,'” Gronkowski instructed entrepreneur Maverick Carter on a episode of UNINTERRUPTED’s “Kneading Dough.” “I by no means had jewellery in my life. He let me put on it final yr at a celebration and it made me really feel good.”

After a profitable 2017 season that included a Tremendous Bowl look, Gronkowski determined to deal with himself and purchase a pleasant chain.

“Now I do know why individuals bought jewellery,” he instructed Carter. “Now I perceive why.”

Gronkowski is not the primary or solely well-paid NFL participant to be open about his frugal spending habits. Minnesota Vikings star Kirk Cousins, who’s the primary quarterback to have a multi-year, totally assured deal and so can rely on $84 million coming his manner, nonetheless drives a dented GMC Savana van that he bought from his grandma for $5,000.

Cousins additionally revealed to GQ that, after being drafted into the league in 2012, he and his spouse nonetheless spent their summers dwelling in his mother and father’ basement to save lots of on housing prices.

In a 2016 interview with the Wall Road Journal, Cousins defined, “You do not know how lengthy you are going to play. You have to save each greenback though you make a great wage.”

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