New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be on the cover of the video game "Madden NFL '17".  'Gronk' is one of the NFL's most popular players, and he is the first tight end to be on the cover and the first Patriot player as well.

"My rookie year [in 2010], it was just an honor to be in the game, just using yourself as a player, throwing yourself the ball every single time you can at home, just playing the game," Gronkowski said, "Now it's a dream come true, going into my seventh season and being on the cover.  Last season Gronk had 72 receptions for 1,176 yards and 11 touchdowns.


He follows a list of amazing players who have been on the cover of Madden video games in the pat including Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions, and Former Detroit Lion Barry Sanders.

Madden NFL '17 will be released on August 23, 2016.

May 13, 2016

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