Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Lamar Jackson has announced he is the cover athlete of Madden NFL 21. After passing for over 3,000 yards and 36 touchdowns (with only 6 INT’s) last season, along with over 1,200 yards and another 7 touchdowns on the ground, it isn’t much of a surprise the 2019 NFL MVP was chosen.
Lamar says he'll be on the cover of Madden: pic.twitter.com/bPtzFBIlVI
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 21, 2020
After starting the season in Madden NFL 20 with an overall 76 rating, Lamar quickly shot up the rating scale and ended the season with an overall 92 rating.
While Madden NFL 20 cover athlete Patrick Mahomes did get hurt last year and missed a few games, most fans don’t consider it a curse. Lamar feels the same way…
While EA Sports and the Madden NFL 21 team haven’t officially announced Lamar as the cover athlete, their Twitter response sealed the deal.
— Madden NFL 20 #StayandPlay (@EAMaddenNFL) April 21, 2020
Leading up to the draft last year, EA revealed Patrick Mahomes as the cover athlete of Madden NFL 20. With the NFL draft scheduled for April 23 this year, we will most likely see some features and a trailer released fairly soon, along with the official cover of Madden NFL 21, featuring Lamar Jackson.