The New England Patriots can earn a first-round bye with a win over the New York Jets on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, but there’s more than just postseason positioning riding on what happens in Foxboro, Mass.
A number of Patriots players have performance-based incentives in their contracts that could earn them a decent chunk of change.
Here’s a list of Patriots players and the contract incentives they could hit Sunday vs. the Jets, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
As noted in the list provided by ESPN’s Field Yates, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has virtually no chance of reaching his contract incentives. Entering Sunday’s game against the Jets, Gronkowski needed 25 catches for 427 yards and six touchdowns.