Thursday night brought the 2019 NFL Draft under the spotlight, as football fans anticipated who their favorite teams might draft. Ahead of the official selections for the first round, came the official Madden 20 cover athlete reveal. Getting on the cover is often a big deal, and indicative of some of the top talent in the league. That’s certainly the case with the Madden 20 cover choice.
The Madden 20 cover athlete is…
On Thursday, EA Sports and the NFL began teasing the arrival of the new Madden 20 game’s cover. They posted several video tweets of different NFL stars reacting to the new cover. They included Pittsburgh Steelers star JuJu Smith-Schuster and Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald. Both players were impressed by what they say.
During Thursday night’s episode of College Gameday on ABC and ESPN, fans finally got a look at the next Madden game’s cover. Featured on front will be none other than the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes. As soon as that news arrived, so did the flurry of social media posts and reactions.
A tweet from the EA Madden Twitter also revealed a video to tease the game and announce a release date. The Madden 20 release date will be August 2, 2019, for gamers to pick up the exciting new game. It should be available for the consoles that Madden 19 is currently on, the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One. In addition, Madden 19 is available for Windows PCs. A tease of some of the new game’s features is available here at the EA website.
Previous Madden cover athletes
For the current version of the game in circulation, Madden 19, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown was featured on the cover. Brown is now a member of the Oakland Raiders. For Madden 18’s cover, the man they call the “G.O.A.T.” in the NFL, Tom Brady, graced the cover. The year prior to that was his New England Patriots’ teammate Rob Gronkowski.
Other Madden cover athletes over the years have included Richard Sherman (Seahawks), Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants), Marshall Faulk, and Ray Lewis (Ravens). We’ll now be waiting to see if the newest Madden 20 cover athlete can avoid that dreaded “Madden curse,” where it’s believed their next NFL season will be doomed.
That said, Antonio Brown made it through the 2018-19 NFL season, although he didn’t get into the playoffs. He’ll hope for a better campaign with his new squad, the Oakland Raiders.
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