The New England Patriots’ own Rob Gronkowski is the official Madden NFL 17 cover athlete, and I can’t even properly explain how happy that makes me. Yes, Gronk is indeed the first tight end to ever be named as Madden’s cover athlete — which itself is a huge deal — but that’s not why I’m hyped on Gronk.

I’m stoked because this is yet another thing to add onto his glowing, increasingly fascinating résumé. I mean, this is the same dude who released a summer dance jam about iced coffee, helmed his own party cruise ship, and made erotic fan fiction with Charlotte McKinney about smashing things on her butt.

If you’re wondering about the gameplay, good, because it looks unbelievable.

I can haz?