The New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, and also the cover athlete for this year’s Madden NFL 17, has shared his point of view regarding the supposed curse Madden curse that affects every athlete after they appear on the box art of Madden.
In an interview with Esquire, Rob Gronkowski said that he does not believe in the curse and said that this supposed Madden curse is rubbish.
“I don’t believe in the curse. I’ve never really believed in that type of stuff. And Odell [Beckham] last year, with the year he had. Calvin Johnson beat the receiving record when he was on the cover. Richard Sherman went to the Pro Bowl of the year he was on it. So I believe all that’s in the way past. Now it’s future time.
This curse is perceived or real, it does not matter because this curse got its name for a reason. Back in 2009 Madden NFL 10 cover star Troy Polamalu suffered from a knee injury in the second quarter of the season opener. In 2004 Micheal Vick was the cover athlete for Madden, and he missed out subsequent season due to leg injury.
Rob Gronkowski further told that being on the cover of Madden NFL 17 is a dream come true. He further said that the cover art features his Gronk spike which makes it look cooler even more. He said it is a blessing to be in the category with other elite players from Madden covers.
Madden NFL 17 features improved ball physics for a smoother, more authentic Madden experience. In previous games, the ball would snap to a player’s hand during a catch even though the ball might be pulled through in the process to a defender.
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