Who Is The Madden Game Cover Athlete and Why?

There is always great talk around who will grace the cover of Madden 21. There has always been the talk of the Madden curse, which has since been reversed.

This year, the Madden 21 cover features Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes. However, there were other athletes under consideration for the coveted cover. There was a total of 10 players that were up for the spot, with the public voting for their top choice. There was much talk around which position should be featured, based on which ones have been left off the cover the longest. The public got to vote for who they wanted to see on the cover.

The Top 10 Contenders

There were 10 athletes who were considered top contenders for the cover of Madden 21. Only one could be chosen.

Julian Edelman

Edelman was an expected contender, especially following the Pats win in Superbowl 53. His MVP performance included 10 catches for 141 yards. However, it wasn’t likely Edelman would get the honor since Antonio Brown had been the cover of Madden 19. It didn’t seem promising that a receiver would be featured two years on a row.

Ezekiel Elliot

Elliot is going into his fourth season and given that it has been five years since a running back made the cover, this Cowboy seemed like a top contender.

Matthew Stafford

The Detroit Lions have had more cover athletes than any other team. Stafford seemed to be the only reasonable choice from this current team.

Russel Wilson

Wilson just inked the biggest contract in the history of the NFL, totaling one hundred and forty million dollars, making him a clear contender for the coveted cover spot.

Khalil Mack

Similar to the running back position, a defensive player hasn’t been featured on the cover since Madden 15. Mack seemed like a legitimate option since he had such a great year in the 2018 season. In addition, there has never been a player from the Chicago Bears to make the cover.

Tom Brady

Tom Brady seems to always be a contender but even more so given that he just secured his sixth Superbowl ring. He is still playing at the highest level even at 42 years old, making him a clear option. It wasn’t likely he’d get the top spot since he was featured so recently, but anything is possible when playing at his level for so long.

Todd Gurley

Gurley seemed liked a better choice last year but was still a contender this year. His lackluster end to the 2018 season took him out of the running a bit. Had he been selected, he would have been the first player from the Rams to be featured on the cover since Madden 2013. On that cover was Marshall Faulk.

Baker Mayfield

This quarterback for the Cleveland Browns is young and still has time to make the cover at some point in his career. In a poll for who should make the Madden 21 cover, he scored 40.8% of the vote.

Saquon Barkley

His 2018 season included 1307 total yards and 15 touchdowns. He came in a strong second in the polling with 17% of the vote.

Patrick Mahomes

Ultimately no one beat Mahomes in polling. He had an impressive second season and has scored votes from those outside of Kansas City.

Madden 21 Cover

The graphics on the cover of the game varies depending in the edition you select. Each of them features Mahomes. However, his pose and look is different depending on whether you purchase the Standard version, Ultimate Superstar or Superstar Edition.

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