The cover athlete on the next Madden game, Madden NFL 12, will be chosen by fans. Beginning today and continuing through April 27, fans can participate in a bracket-style voting campaign on on ESPN’s site. You’ll choose among 32 candidates (one from every NFL team). Fans’ votes will determine which NFL players advance through the seeded bracket, culminating in the reveal of the Madden NFL 12 cover athlete on ESPN’s “SportsNation” on April 27.
“Whether it be from fans, media, agents, or even the players themselves, there’s never a shortage of opinions when it comes to the annual selection of the Madden NFL cover athlete,” said Anthony Stevenson, Senior Product Manager of EA Sports. “So this year we’re handing the keys over to the public.”
I don’t know how I feel about this. EA usually does a damn good job of choosing the most deserving player for the cover, but a fan vote is just gonna be a popularity contest. I hate the Packers, but Aaron Rodgers deserves be on the cover. Also, Seattle got screwed. The only people who will vote for the 12th Man are Seahawks fans
Michael Vick, since he was arguably the most dominant player last season. But he wont win because of what he’s done, and because hes already been on the cover. And if he did win, PETA would boycott the game lol.
Tom Brady, since he was the MVP. But he’s not even the representative from the Patriots for some reason lol
seriously lol the only player that deserves the cover is Aaron Rodgers