Madden NFL 16 Cover Athlete Revealed

Odell Beckham Jr. beats out Rob Gronkowski, becoming youngest cover athlete ever.


The votes have been tallied, and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been named the cover athlete for Madden NFL 16, beating out New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

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According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Beckham Jr., 22, is the youngest Madden cover star ever.

"Odell Beckham Jr. is a true playmaker and a perfect fit for this year's game," EA Sports senior director of marketing Randy Chase said. "He's an unstoppable force out on the field, and the Madden NFL 16 cover is further vindication that the fans believe he's a player to watch in the coming years."

Developed by EA Tiburon in Orlando, Florida, Madden NFL 16 will launch on August 25 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as last-generation consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Do you think Beckham Jr. was the right choice? Let us know in the comments below.

And to celebrate Beckham Jr.'s cover star status, let's watch his ridiculous catch one more time.

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