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Rob Gronkowski Has Some Serious Bonus Money On The Line Sunday

Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski on the bench.

INGLEWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski will have plenty to play for during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' regular-season finale on Sunday afternoon.

Gronkowski has some serious bonus money on the line in Sunday's game. The veteran tight end can earn up to $1 million in incentives during the NFC South battle vs. the Panthers, but it'll require a productive performance.

Gronk needs seven catches and 85 receiving yards to earn the entire $1 million. He has two season-wide incentives to hit: 55 catches in a season and 650 receiving yards. He currently has 48 catches and 565 yards on the season.

"Bucs’ TE Rob Gronkowski needs seven catches and 85 receiving yards Sunday vs. Carolina to earn a $1 million incentive,"

Bucs’ TE Rob Gronkowski needs seven catches and 85 receiving yards Sunday vs. Carolina to earn a $1 million incentive. Gronkowski has a $500K incentive for 55 catches in a season and currently has 48; he’s got another $500K incentive for 650 receiving yards and currently has 565.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2022

">reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gronkowski has a $500K incentive for 55 catches in a season and currently has 48; he’s got another $500K incentive for 650 receiving yards and currently has 565."

Most veteran players on playoff-contending teams sit out the final week of the regular season. In this instance, Rob Gronkowski isn't going to give up potentially $1 million in bonus money.

Though seven catches for 85 yards won't be easy, he's done it before - several times this season, too. Gronkowski has gone for at least seven catches and 85 yards three times this season (Weeks 1, 11 and 16).

Bruce Arians, on the other hand, may not be too excited about playing the veteran Gronk all four quarters with the postseason right around the corner.

Gronk and the Bucs battle the Panthers on Sunday afternoon.