Rob Gronkowski got the honor of being named cover athlete for "Madden 17" on Thursday. The New England Patriots star was thrilled about the selection, telling ESPN, "It’s a dream come true."
"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 said. "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."
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But not everyone appeared to be on board with the choice.
The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos took umbrage on Twitter.