It was announced just moments ago on SportsCenter that Odell Beckham Jr. will grace this year’s cover of Madden.

Beckham received 52.5% of the vote over New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Beckham won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award last year after putting together a season that saw him lead the league in receiving yards per game. He also set numerous rookie records, even though he missed the Giants’ first four games with an injured hamstring. He is the first New York Giant to ever grace the cover.

“Odell Beckham Jr. is a true playmaker and a perfect fit for this year’s game,” said Randy Chase, Senior Director of Marketing for EA SPORTS. “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.”

EA Sports also released a teaser video for Madden NFL 16 today featuring the finalists for the cover vote. The video touts the new “Be the Playmaker” system, which institutes a new risk/reward system for playing and defending passes (explaining why corners and receivers were the only men selected to be finalists for the cover).

Madden NFL 16 will be available on August 25 for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Get more info and pre-order your copy of Madden NFL 16 now: http://bit.ly/1G7DY4D

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