Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be on the new cover of ‘Madden NFL 17,’ announced by Gronk yesterday.
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 Sports Center. “Now it’s a dream come true, going into my seventh season and being on the cover.”
Gronk’s dream came true with landing the cover, making the announcement on the same day he was announced as June’s GQ cover boy.
Gronk also told Sports Center he was with Brady when his four game suspension was reinstated and admitted he thinks Deflate Gate is stupid.
“It was actually a surprise — a surprise to everyone,” said Gronkowski. “I thought it was totally done (the Deflategate saga). It was crazy just even seeing that happen again. It’s kind of getting stupid, getting to the point where it’s at now — why it’s still going on and all.”
He also believes Brady will play every game this season.
“I feel like he’s going to be playing 16 games again,” Gronkowski stated. “I feel that’s the way that it’s been going on, and that’s the way it’s going to work. It’s the same thing as last year. It’s kind of just dragging on. It’s pretty stupid to the point where it’s at — that it hasn’t been resolved yet. But everyone just keeps on grinding. You’ve got to focus on what you’ve got to focus on. Myself, what I’ve got to focus on, is becoming the best player I can be in the offseason right now.”
But, enough of Deflate Gate, this is a huge CONGRATS to Gronk for another dream coming true and landing the Madden Cover.
I don’t believe it is a curse and I’m happy for Gronk to land the cover, he’s the best tight end in the NFL and his AFC Title Game performance was beyond spectacular. He’s one of the best players in the game and he’s the first Patriots player to get the honor. He’s also the first tight end! Congrats!
“When I first found out, I was blessed. It was a surreal moment,” said Gronk.
Also, today is Gronk’s 27th Birthday! Happy Birthday Rob Gronkowski!