Rob Gronkowski lands Madden 17 cover

New England Patriots fans better hope that the EA Sports Madden NFL curse is a thing of the past, because star tight end Rob Gronkowski is set to grace the cover of the long-running video game franchise.

On Thursday, news broke that Gronkowski is the cover athlete for Madden 17.

Here is a first look at the cover of this year’s installment:

The first details for Madden 17 read, “Take your team all the way in Madden NFL 17 with a renewed focus on Franchise mode, putting you at the center of your team’s Championship run. Arm your team for gridiron glory on both sides of the ball with the most balanced gameplay to date, featuring all-new ball carrier feedback cues, defender fake out mechanics and an innovative, authentic defensive AI system. Madden NFL 17 is the most complete Madden … ever.”

Madden NFL 17 is set to release on Aug. 23 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Along with a standard edition, there is reportedly a $79.99 Deluxe Edition and a $99.99 Super Deluxe Edition.

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