Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski makes Madden cover

May 12, 2016

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Rob Gronkowski parties almost as well as he plays football, and now he's showing off both sides of his larger-than-life personality as a cover model.

Gronkowski was selected for the cover of the Madden NFL 17 on Thursday. At the same time, he'll be appearing on the front of GQ magazine along with model Hailey Clauson.

Gronkowski succeeds Odell Beckham Jr. on the video game cover. But while last year's edition showed the New York Giants receiver making a one-handed catch, Madden 17 features a classic Gronk spike.

The GQ cover is another Gronkowski trademark: He's partying it up, shirtless, with a bikini-wearing Clauson on his shoulders.