And the curse of the cover athlete goes to…
The first official Madden NFL 17 trailer has been released, and it also confirms previous rumors that New England Patriot’s tight end Rob Gronkowski is the cover athlete.
The trailer, which you can view below, cuts back and forth between real life footage of Gronkowski, and in-game footage of the tight end playing against the New York Jets. The end of the trailer then reminds gamers they can check out the game early on the Xbox One with EA Access.
Gronkowski also expressed his excitement at the honor of gracing this year’s cover, with this tweet below.
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) May 12, 2016
Madden NFL 17 is due out on August 23rd for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Are you excited for this year’s iteration? What do you think of Gronk’s sick dancing moves? Let us know in the comments below.