Is the “Madden Cover Jinx” still a thing? For Rob Gronkowski’s sake, let’s hope not. Gronk is the next NFL player to grace the famed cover of Madden. He’ll be featured on Madden ’17 this fall.
Gronkowski is a great player and his off-the-field personality and demeanor make him even more appealing. Frankly, that’s largely where his popularity stems from.
Not only is Gronk the first Tight End to grace the Madden cover, but believe it or not, he’s also the first New England Patriot.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 12, 2016
“My rookie year [in 2010], it was just an honor to be in the game, just using yourself as a player, throwing yourself the ball every single time you can at home, just playing the game,” Gronkowski told SportsCenter. “Now it’s a dream come true, going into my seventh season and being on the cover.
“When I first found out, I was blessed. It was a surreal moment.”