Rob Gronkowski Covers Madden NFL 17

Posted on May 15, 2016

Rob Gronkowski is the cover athlete for Madden NFL 17. Gronk can be seen getting ready to spike the ball on the game cover artwork. Gronkowski is a tight end for the New England Patriots.

Madden NFL publisher EA Sports says Gronk was the highest-rated tight end in Madden NFL 16. Josh Rabenovets, Senior Director of Global Marketing at EA Sports says, "He's one of the most fun, dominant and exciting players in the league, and it's awesome to feature the famed Gronk Spike on the Madden NFL 17 cover."

Gronkowski says, "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."

EA says some of the improvements in the annual football game this year will include a new path assist feature, new defensive AI and expansion of ball carrier special moves. The first trailer featuring Gronk and Madden 17 has also been released. Take a look:

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