Madden 17 Cover Athlete Revealed to Be Rob Gronkowski

In a press release, EA has announced which NFL pro will grace this year’s iteration of Madden and it’s none other than New England Patriots Tight End, Rob Gronkowski.

Here’s what Gronkowski has to say regarding this prestigious honor:

It’s a really special honor to appear on the cover of Madden NFL 17…It’s one of those things that pretty much every guy in the league secretly dreams of, so to actually be the one on the cover, it’s a really big deal.


And of course, it can’t be a Madden 17 cover athlete reveal without extolling just how awesome said athlete is.

Gronkowski is one of the most decorated tight ends in the NFL, holding the season record for most touchdowns by a tight end in a season, as well as a four-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl Champion. He’s widely regarded as one of the most physically dominant players in the league, and was the highest-rated tight end in Madden NFL 16.

In development by EA Tiburon, Madden NFL 17 will be out on August 23 for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.