It's pretty simple. Rob Gronkowski needed 55 total catches and 650 total receiving yards. He got both yesterday thanks to Tom Brady.
It's no secret that Brady
and Gronk are close friends. So it makes perfect sense that Brady would ignore his coach's wishes and stay in the game. If only to get his boy paid.
Gronk reached two incentives thanks to Brady. Each worth $500K. That's a cool million for a day's work.
Long story short, we need to find better friends.