EA Sports announced on Thursday evening that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be adorning the cover of the new "Madden 17" video game when it is released in the fall.
Rob Gronkowski will grace the cover of Madden 17. #LIVEonSC pic.twitter.com/stljpsiLZi
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 12, 2016
Gronk was a finalist for the cover a year ago before the honor went to Odell Beckham Jr in a fan vote last summer. The Pats tight end has put up Hall of Fame numbers in his relatively short career, though injuries have dampened some of his production over the years. He becomes the first tight end to grace the cover as well as the first New England player.