- shortening overtime to ten minutes
- having one roster cut during the preseason
- allowing two players to come off of injured reserve during the season
As has always been the story with Gronk, if he's healthy he's well worth the money. With the new rule allowing two players to be allowed back on the roster after being on injured reserve, the issue of losing Gronk for the season due to injury is lessened and makes keeping him in a Patriots' uniform in 2018 and 2019 less of a gamble.