Following its reveal of Madden NFL 17's August 23 release date earlier this week, Electronic Arts confirmed this morning's leak and officially announced Rob Gronkowski as the cover athlete for this year's game.
Decorating the biggest video game in sports is a big deal for Gronkowski, who lost out on being named Madden NFL 16's cover star when fans chose Odell Beckham Jr., wide receiver for the New York Giants.
EA took the choice out of the hands of fans this time around, jokingly telling GameSpot that "With this election year upon us, we don't want you to lose sleep over another big decision. So, we decided to take the pressure off this year and hand-select someone for the job."
Madden NFL 17 will be available in a standard $50 retail edition, as well as two additional flavors: an $80 deluxe edition, and a $100 Super Deluxe edition. The special editions will include Ultimate Team items and a one-month membership to EA Access.
Look for Madden NFL 17 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 this summer.
David Craddock posted a new article, Rob Gronkowski named Madden 17 cover athlete
of all the people that don't need a god damn madden curse lol
Brady will be mvp when he makes gronk's replacement who is otherwise middling to mediocre look like a pro bowl starter after gronk gets hit with the curse
Gronk do cover good. Money good. No care curse.