David Ortiz congratulates Gronk for making it on the Madden cover

There has been a lot of buzz centered around the new Madden 17 cover. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is gracing the cover with his presence this year, and legendary Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz took notice.

Gronk and Ortiz have become good friends since Gronk first arrived in New England in 2010. They've been seen in many pictures together over the years and partnered up with Dunkin Donuts to do a handful of commercials together. Gronk is the first Patriot and tight end to ever be featured on the Madden cover.

Ortiz is no stranger to video game covers either. He was the cover athlete for MLB 06: The Show, as well as Backyard Baseball '09.

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