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Madden NFL 22 Cover to be Revealed on June 17 - Any Predictions?

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Madden NFL 22 Cover to be Revealed on June 17 - Any Predictions?

The Madden NFL 22 cover will be revealed on June 17 at 10:00 AM ET. EA teased it this morning with a couple of goats and surprise Madden NFL 12 cover athlete Peyton Hillis.

The obvious choices would be Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, who happen to be cover athletes for Madden NFL 18 and Madden NFL 20, respectively.

Think EA has something else up their sleeve? Let us know your prediction.

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  1. If I were thinking two goats I would lean towards Brady and Montana. Mahomes is too young and short in his career; maybe in 9 years, he will be goat.
    Though it looks like one goat is bigger than the other, so a young goat and an old goat, maybe.
    Not that the cover matters all that much, but putting Mahomes and Brady on the cover who were both just on there recently is lame.
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    I feel the same way. I was hoping the rumors weren't true.... although I was happy someone in a Bucs jersey finally made the cover. But what if there are other covers, like Mike Vick / Lamar Jackson, Rice / AB, etc
    XtremeDunkz
    Not that the cover matters all that much, but putting Mahomes and Brady on the cover who were both just on there recently is lame.
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    While I never care about the cover, I did figure with whatever was scheduled 6/17, I did figure they would start the info rollout this week. But, if it is Brady and Mahomes, it is kinda lame being that they were the Madden 18 & 20 cover athletes
    Something like Brady/Mahomes makes sense, and I wonder if it could usher in a period of trying to get the Super Bowl opponents represented on the cover annually (which wouldn't have to always be QBs). Could do an existing star (like Mahomes) and someone who was just drafted high, but that's probably a bit riskier.
    The rub is the media / promotional ask and some players willingness of course.
    I think it'd be very compatible with their vision of a competitive game (MUT, Yard, etc) in addition to the potential legacy or franchise angles marketing could take.
    I could see Brees and a rookie 1st round QB if it was purely a franchise-driven cover. Or something like Brees and Herbert.
    illwill10
    While I never care about the cover, I did figure with whatever was scheduled 6/17, I did figure they would start the info rollout this week. But, if it is Brady and Mahomes, it is kinda lame being that they were the Madden 18 & 20 cover athletes

    i know why EA put Brady again on cover because EA live in Florida that where Bucs stadium is in Florida
    illwill10
    While I never care about the cover, I did figure with whatever was scheduled 6/17, I did figure they would start the info rollout this week. But, if it is Brady and Mahomes, it is kinda lame being that they were the Madden 18 & 20 cover athletes

    I agree with this 100%. The cover is whatever, but recycling players who have just recently been on it is dumb, IMO.
    The guy at the end says "yeah, it's Peyton."
    Manning (who's going in the HOF this year) and Brady is my guess. Maybe Manning for the HOF edition and Brady for the standard.
    LowerWolf
    The guy at the end says "yeah, it's Peyton."
    Manning (who's going in the HOF this year) and Brady is my guess. Maybe Manning for the HOF edition and Brady for the standard.

    The guy is former Browns RB Peyton Hillis who was on the Madden 12 cover.
    illwill10
    The guy is former Browns RB Peyton Hillis who was on the Madden 12 cover.

    Didn't recognize him.
    Still wondering if using a Peyton wasn't intentional.
    LowerWolf
    Didn't recognize him.
    Still wondering if using a Peyton wasn't intentional.

    It's still funny that fans voted him to be the cover athlete. I think he beat Mike Vick to be the cover athlete that year.
    Nah, I don't see it. I think it is just him trying to build hype since it'll likely be 2 players on the cover. I guess they are using the fact that he wasn't an expected Cover Athlete to hype up that this isn't a typical Madden cover
    Size difference in the goats means it's all but guaranteed to be Brady & Mahomes. Brady & Gronk would also make sense, as would many of the others with classic players that people have mentioned. Interesting timing with this reveal coming the same day that we're supposed to get beta invites.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    Size difference in the goats means it's all but guaranteed to be Brady & Mahomes. Brady & Gronk would also make sense, as would many of the others with classic players that people have mentioned. Interesting timing with this reveal coming the same day that we're supposed to get beta invites.

    It is interesting. I do expect that both the cover and the invites go out at the same time on Thursday. So I don't expect an email until 10am EST .
    I do like the idea of a dueling cover between two players from last season's Super Bowl. I do wonder if this means there will be 3 different covers for each version of the game. I just wish they spotlight two other players from the Bucs & Chiefs. Travis Kelce & Devin White for example. My guess:
    - Standard Cover with solo player, Rodgers or Henry.
    - GOAT Edition: Dueling Brady & Mahomes cover
    - HOF Edition: Peyton Manning Cover.
    ESPN posted an article about the announcement which includes a poll where you can vote on your guess as to who will be on the cover: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story?id=31630981&_slug_=madden-nfl-22-teases-cover-athletes-goats
    Knowing ESPN has historically helped promote Madden, I don’t think the poll options are coincidental. They assume that Brady will be one of the athletes. The poll options are Mahomes, Aaron Donald, Bill Belichick, Drew Brees, Gronk, and other. None of this is earth shattering but I think it’s safe to say that Brady is a lock and one of these named options will be the duo on the cover
    brettmickey
    ESPN posted an article about the announcement which includes a poll where you can vote on your guess as to who will be on the cover: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story?id=31630981&_slug_=madden-nfl-22-teases-cover-athletes-goats
    Knowing ESPN has historically helped promote Madden, I don’t think the poll options are coincidental. They assume that Brady will be one of the athletes. The poll options are Mahomes, Aaron Donald, Bill Belichick, Drew Brees, Gronk, and other. None of this is earth shattering but I think it’s safe to say that Brady is a lock and one of these named options will be the duo on the cover

    Why would ESPN put Belichick as an option? He's never been in Madden at all. Either ESPN knows something or they haven't been paying attention to the game.
    UFCMPunk
    Why would ESPN put Belichick as an option? He's never been in Madden at all. Either ESPN knows something or they haven't been paying attention to the game.

    I did think that was odd. As far as we know, he still isn't apart of the NFLCA. I don't see him being interested in being in a video game, especially after not being in one. Was he in 2k in that era?
    UFCMPunk
    Why would ESPN put Belichick as an option? He's never been in Madden at all. Either ESPN knows something or they haven't been paying attention to the game.

    Bill Belichick indeed generally doesn’t appear in Madden because he’s not a member of the coaches association, but his likeness is in fact present in some of the PS2 era Madden games.
    I’m an older gamer, I would like to see throwback players like staubach,or Bradshaw, Payton, Dorsett, Riggins, or Reggie White or Johnny Unitas to name a few on the cover.
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    UFCMPunk
    Why would ESPN put Belichick as an option? He's never been in Madden at all. Either ESPN knows something or they haven't been paying attention to the game.

    Why not? It wouldn't be the first time something was on the box but not in the game.
    J/k
    Seeing Barry Sanders on the media hype train for this #GOAT thing makes me think there's going to be a Face of the Franchise "be the GOAT" marketing campaign coming at us lol. Excuse me if I don't jump on the hype train for a mode that's been straight up broken for the first 2 years that it's been in the game.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    Seeing Barry Sanders on the media hype train for this #GOAT thing makes me think there's going to be a Face of the Franchise "be the GOAT" marketing campaign coming at us lol. Excuse me if I don't jump on the hype train for a mode that's been straight up broken for the first 2 years that it's been in the game.

    Derrick Henry & Barry Sanders duel cover? Perhaps EA has more rights to NFL Legends & Hall of Famers and we can actually use them for modes outside of MUT. Kinda like how in MLB The Show you can use Legends in Franchise Mode.
    UFCMPunk
    Derrick Henry & Barry Sanders duel cover? Perhaps EA has more rights to NFL Legends & Hall of Famers and we can actually use them for modes outside of MUT. Kinda like how in MLB The Show you can use Legends in Franchise Mode.

    It would be nice to finally use legends, and even classic teams outside of MUT. They could even make something like Heisman Challenge from NCAA, and replay careers of different legends....GOAT Mode maybe??
    That’s funny... when I saw the two goats, I seriously thought they were making a my player career mode that starts you off as a player raised on a farm where you grow up and learn the tough ways of an athlete that starts at the bottom and works his way to the NFL. Now I get it... goat... greatest of all time... gotcha.!!
    drugsbunny
    That’s funny... when I saw the two goats, I seriously thought they were making a my player career mode that starts you off as a player raised on a farm where you grow up and learn the tough ways of an athlete that starts at the bottom and works his way to the NFL. Now I get it... goat... greatest of all time... gotcha.!!

    It's the Madden 22 MUT Farmville Edition... Only $125!
    Seems like the Brady, Mahomes rumors are true. I'm thinking the theme could mean something for the young and old players? Meaning franchise mode overhaul for us old heads?
    Americas Team
    Seems like the Brady, Mahomes rumors are true. I'm thinking the theme could mean something for the young and old players? Meaning franchise mode overhaul for us old heads?

    What a dream that is. Let me go wish on a shooting star real quick.
    Brady only has escape artist if he managed to dodge deflategate.
    I'm thinking Josh Allen. He had escape artist last year. He was an MVP candidate for a lot of last year. Mayne the other is Michael Vick. He does a lot of work with Madden so it could be those 2.
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    oneamongthefence
    Brady only has escape artist if he managed to dodge deflategate.
    I'm thinking Josh Allen. He had escape artist last year. He was an MVP candidate for a lot of last year. Mayne the other is Michael Vick. He does a lot of work with Madden so it could be those 2.
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    Josh Allen is a GOAT already?
    Escape Artist x2? Shouldn't have Brady on the cover because the game is so unlike the NFL that Brady is useless in-game compared to any QB with speed.
    Why am I going to run a corner route and throw from the pocket, for example, when I can sprint to the play side with any QB with speed and cut down on the distance the ball has to travel, and in turn, reduce the reaction ability of the coverage?
    Plus, the shorter distance thrown continues to diminish the need for any slow QB like Brady. I just need a fast QB with short accuracy, which they all basically have a short accuracy rating able to complete short passes with no problem.
    If the Short accuracy rating is trash, slap on an ability and be done with it.
    The two Goats should be DDA and Abilities on the cover.
    kehlis
    Josh Allen is a GOAT already?
    Not really except if you're a Bills fan. Just trying to think of a player who would have escape artist today that would be cover worthy. Kyler Murray doesn't really deserve a cover.
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    Do I have to say...no not really but...why is the cover always hyped so much...I couldn't care less about a damn cover. Show the game...player models...etc. why does everything have to be made such a big deal? That's not a real question so don't bother answering.
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    oneamongthefence
    Not really except if you're a Bills fan. Just trying to think of a player who would have escape artist today that would be cover worthy. Kyler Murray doesn't really deserve a cover.
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    Maybe that's why Peyton Hilis said "they did it again"in that trailer... He didn't deserve the cover so maybe these two guys don't either lol
    illwill10
    If it is 2 escape artists, it is definitely not Brady lol. But still likely 2 QBs

    So the goats perhaps aren't meaning Greatest of All Time but more so the trait that is Escape Artist. Russell Wilson as the big goat and Murray as the little goat? Dueling NFC West cover?
    If they're smart, they put John Madden on the cover as a starting point for how career mode will be amazing.
    Please?
    It's likely going to be an offensive and a defensive player. Madden 2010 "again." PRO TAK 2.0.
    4thQtrStre5S
    If I were thinking two goats I would lean towards Brady and Montana. Mahomes is too young and short in his career; maybe in 9 years, he will be goat.
    Though it looks like one goat is bigger than the other, so a young goat and an old goat, maybe.
    That's what I thought too that would be so cool.
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    It’s obviously Brady and Mahomes with the goats, “they did it again” and a leaked photo. Even Pat McAfee was able to put 2 and 2 together on his show and he doesn’t even play Madden. Come on guys it’s not rocket science.
    The reason it won't be Jim Brown or Rice or any legacy guys is that that is NOT the audience that EA is targeting.
    They are targeting the kids that want to buy the game. The legacy guys don't get folks excited (I'm 48 now and even I find that to be silly).
    I even question Brady as well even though he is the GOAT. The problem is is even though Mahomes is incredible, labeling him a GOAT is a stretch. Maybe EA has something up there sleeve,,,,
    jpdavis82
    Not official but seeing this popping up on Twitter, we’ll find out for sure tomorrow.
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    “This years cover is going to be different”
    jpdavis82
    Not official but seeing this popping up on Twitter, we’ll find out for sure tomorrow.
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    What gives me pause is their response to the HoF's post. I assumed this post was scripted as a teaser and could mean that they're tapping into some players that are already in the Hall (vs. will be some day). :nocomprende:
    Also.. not that Brady couldn't have changed jerseys during the shoot, but in the leaked video of him and Mahomes, he was wearing a white jersey.
    This is it. It's Orlando Pace & Steve Hutchinson. Guaranteed after this tweet.
    Obviously not lol but this says it's the Madden 22 reveal not just the cover reveal, which means there could be something actually worth looking forward to tomorrow.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    This is it. It's Orlando Pace & Steve Hutchinson. Guaranteed after this tweet.
    Obviously not lol but this says it's the Madden 22 reveal not just the cover reveal, which means there could be something actually worth looking forward to tomorrow.

    does that including pre-order details, release date and reveal trailer ??
    michaelhawj
    does that including pre-order details, release date and reveal trailer ??

    That is reasonable to expect, but all we know is literally what's in that image.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    This is it. It's Orlando Pace & Steve Hutchinson. Guaranteed after this tweet.

    If by Orlando Pace, you meant Walter Jones..
    .. with the chicken in the pic, I'm thinking John Randle is in the mix.
    kehlis
    It doesn't, it's Brady and Mahomes.

    It doesn’t? Clearly Mahomes is an escape artist if there is such a thing in the NFL.
    I assume he gets the trait as well as a sideways pass animation when being sacked.
    ForUntoOblivionSoar∞
    It doesn’t? Clearly Mahomes is an escape artist if there is such a thing in the NFL.

    I didn’t say he wasn’t an escape artist.
    beau21
    What gives me pause is their response to the HoF's post. I assumed this post was scripted as a teaser and could mean that they're tapping into some players that are already in the Hall (vs. will be some day). :nocomprende:
    Also.. not that Brady couldn't have changed jerseys during the shoot, but in the leaked video of him and Mahomes, he was wearing a white jersey.

    That picture was taken at the Super Bowl where it mentioned in the tweet about a commercial. So probably chose those uniforms but had them film before the Super Bowl wearing their Super Bowl jerseys. While I do think someone like Derrick Henry or Aaron Rodgers should have had a solo cover, the idea of using two players from the previous Super Bowl is a great one.
    Just wish they had went with two players that weren't Brady & Mahomes since they were on the cover in recent years.

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