Patriots' Rob Gronkowski says he would pay $69,000 to wear No. 69 jersey in a game

It's been a relatively quiet summer for Rob Gronkowski -- by his standards. But with summer dwindling, the 2017 Summer of Gronk is making one final push.

On Tuesday, Bleacher Report published an interview with the Patriots tight end, who appeared on "The Simms and Lefkoe Podcast." During that interview, Gronk was asked about how much money he'd be willing to pay for the right to wear the No. 69 jersey in a game.

His response? "$69,000."

This is not surprising. Namely because Gronk loves the No. 69. 

A couple seasons ago, a reporter said "69" multiple times. Gronk's reaction was priceless:

Last year, when Gronk was talking about his next touchdown being the 69th of his career, he couldn't contain his excitement:

Unfortunately for Gronk, the No. 69 jersey has already been taken by offensive lineman Shaq Mason. Though if he's truly willing to pay $69,000 for it, I'm sure Mason would be willing to switch, because that's a nice amount of money.

The good news for Gronk: He still has one more No. 69 moment on his career checklist. Though Gronk has scored 69 touchdowns in his career, he's only caught 68 touchdowns. So, his next receiving touchdown will be the 69th of his career. 

CBS Sports Writer

Sean Wagner-McGough joined CBS Sports in 2015 after graduating from UC Berkeley. A native of Seattle, Sean now resides in the Bay Area. He spends his spare time defending Jay Cutler on Twitter. Full Bio

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