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Rob Gronkowski Announced As Cover Athlete For Madden 17

The Patriots tight end is known for being an unstoppable monster on the field and the life of the part off it.Gronkowski called it a "dr


The Patriots tight end is known for being an unstoppable monster on the field and the life of the part off it. Gronkowski called it a “dream come true” and a “feel good moment”. While in the past fans might be concerned about the “Madden Curse” in which cover athletes kept getting injured, now there seems to be some “Madden Magic” going around. In 2012 when Calvin Johnson was on the cover he broke the single season receiving record. When Adrian Peterson followed that up with a 1,200 yard rushing season, Richard Sherman was as deadly as ever and took Seattle back to the Super Bowl and then last year Odell Beckham put on a clinic and banked 1,450 receiving yards as the cover athlete. All this means that Rob Gronkowski could be in for yet another stellar year with the New England Patriots, which is a fearsome thought for the defenses who already struggle to contain him.


Toby Durant

A passionate and opinionated writer, I am currently the NFL editor for RealSport. However, I also contribute to F1, WWE, Football, and other sections of the site, and I have covered the NFL International Series for RealSport and previously contributed to SB Nation.

 

I also have 10 years playing and coaching experience in American football, starting at the University of Nottingham and including a stint as defensive coordinator at Oxford Brookes University. I may be a Patriots fan but all aspects of the sport interest me, from guard play to special teams.

Rob Gronkowski Announced As Cover Athlete For Madden 17

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