This picture is the reason he won. Everyone just needs to admit it.

The votes have been cast and counted and the winner is: New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. He'll be the cover athlete for this year's Madden NFL 16 .

Beckham Jr. beat out New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in the final round, which makes Beckham Jr. (only 22 years old) the youngest cover star in franchise history. Said EA Sports senior director of marketing Randy Chase:

"Odell Beckham Jr. is a true playmaker and a perfect fit for this year’s game. 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."

In development at EA Tiburon, Madden NFL 16 will release on August 25 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. And yeah, that crazy one-handed catch against Dallas is why Beckham is on the cover. We all know it.

Related Game(s): Madden NFL 16