The Madness has spread to Madden! Just like with NCAA Football 14, Madden NFL 25 has elected to use a vote in the style of a March Madness bracket to select the Cover Man.
“It’s great to be back with another year of the award-winning Madden NFL Cover Vote for a brand-new game that will be the deepest and most innovative in the history of the franchise when it launches in August,” said Anthony Stevenson, Senior Director of Marketing at EA SPORTS. “This year we’re posing the ultimate question of who’s more deserving; one of the NFL’s all-time greats or one of today’s hottest players?”
Personally, I think a current player should always grace the cover of Madden. I also have a particular player in mind, but I’ll get to that in a bit.
So, who are these 64 NFL players? There are 32 former and 32 current players and you can check them out in my screen grab below (you’ll also see who I voted for).
So, that’s the field of 64. Do you agree or disagree with any of my votes?
Who do I want to win and who do I think will win?
Who I want to win:
Von Miller had a beast of a season last year. 68 tackles (55 solo), 18.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 1 interception, and 1 touchdown. He is a 6 seed in this voting contest and I suppose that is about right. I think he could be a little bit higher, but that doesn’t mean he can’t win it all! The 1 seed doesn’t always win the Championship! I think he CAN win, but I don’t think he WILL win.
Who I think will win:
I think Adrian Peterson is a lock to be the Cover Man. I don’t know HOW he is only a 2 seed. He was the NFL MVP last year for a reason. Look at these stats: 2,097 yards rushing (off of 348 attempts), 12 rushing touchdowns, 217 receiving yards (off of 40 receptions), 1 receiving touchdown, and only 2 lost fumbles. This dude was the reason that the Vikings made it to the playoffs. I think that he will win this competition and he should win it; though I will still be rooting and voting for Von Miller.
First Round voting started yesterday and goes through March 20th. The Finals are from April 17th to 24th.
Vote here: SportsNation
Madden NFL 25 releases on August 27th.