GRONK

Here’s a first look at Madden 17 featuring New England Patriots’ star Tight End Rob Gronkowski. Gronk was announced as the game’s cover athlete during today’s 6 p.m. SportsCenter, you can check out the video simulation above. Here’s what Gronk had to say when he first found out he made the cover.

“When I first found out, I was blessed. It was a surreal moment,”

Gronk told SportsCenter host Lindsay Czarniak after the announcement. Gronkowski said he had known for a few weeks.

“I mean, I’ve been close to being on the cover of Madden. Last year, I lost to Odell Beckham Jr., which he’s an excellent player, but when I found out I was truly going to be on the cover, it was a great feeling.”

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