The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback was apparently supposed to stay off the sphere late in his workforce’s sport Sunday in opposition to the Carolina Panthers. The Bucs have been forward by 14 factors, and conserving the star in made little sense with the playoffs beginning subsequent week.
However Brady appeared to inform the workers that he was nonetheless taking part in ― and the rationale was to assist tight finish Rob Gronkowski earn $1 million in bonuses.
Gronk, Brady’s pal and winner of 4 Tremendous Bowls with the quarterback (who has received seven general), reached the season yardage minimum of 750 yards for a $500,000 incentive earlier within the sport. However he required another reception to achieve 55, a milestone that will safe an extra $500,000, For the Win noted.
Brady then accomplished a brief go to Gronk, and his regular-season work was achieved. CBS famous the monetary motivation behind the play in its broadcast:
Reserve QB Blaine Gabbert instantly got here into the sport.
The Bucs received, 41-17, and can host Philadelphia in a playoff sport on Sunday.
Gronk, for what it’s value, completed the common season with 55 receptions and 802 yards. However he misplaced out on one other $1 million bonus as a result of he fell three landing catches in need of his bonus aim of 9, NBC famous.
Nonetheless six figures richer, Gronk promised to take teammates out for dinner.