Two goats, one of which was evidently older than the other which caused a row inside a barn . They emerged to show the date.
We've got a couple of days left before we can find out who will be featured on the cover of this year's issue. We decided to look through a few candidates that might be suitable for the award. Below are our top-three options for both an individual cover athlete and our top choices if EA Sports decides to go with a two-player cover like they appear to suggest they'll do in the teaser video above.
Four of Madden NFL's most recent cover players were quarterbacks. It's only natural that our top pick would be someone who can line up on the inside of the field. After a 2020 season in which he was a top MVP quarterback, Bills quarterback Josh Allen is an ideal candidate for the next season of the videogame franchise. After appearing in the AFC Championship, Allen set records for his career in passing yards as well as passing touchdowns. He was Buffalo just a few steps away from the Super Bowl appearance. At this stage in his career, Allen is already a superstar. Allen is a favorite of the Bills Mafia would love have Allen's image and logo on the cover of the Super Bowl.
If you're not planning to be the quarterback's cover and you don't want to cover the quarterback, I don't see how you could overlook Derrick Henry. It was reported that there was a leak in March which suggested Henry might be the cover's athlete. While it's not known what he'll look like on the cover of this year's issue, Henry is certainly deserving of the honor. At times, the huge-bodied running back looks like he's something out of an action movie as He slams into defenders often on a regular basis. Henry led the league in rushing during back-to-back seasons and topped every skill position player in the 2020 season for the most years of scrimmages (2141). If a season where you average 126.7 rushing yards per game isn't enough to earn you the cover of Madden NFL, I'm not sure which one will.
Although you might be laughing at the thought of a defensive player making it onto the Madden NFL Cover, it's not unusual. Richard Sherman was the last defensive player to be the cover player for the franchise in Madden NFL 15 and prior to that, we've seen the likes of Troy Polamalu (shared with Larry Fitzgerald, Madden NFL 10) and Ray Lewis (Madden NFL 2005) appear on the cover as well. Donald is the most impressive player on the cover side of the ball, having been a member for four consecutive seasons of the 99 Club. In that light, there's not many other avenues to make it in the sport other being able to finally break onto the top of the list.
After the teaser's announcement earlier this week, everyone believed it was the result of a combination. It's not a secret that Tom Brady is considered the most successful quarterback ever (G.O.A.T) and Patrick Mahomes is widely considered to be the next great quarterback. So, it's only natural to think that there's a possibility or likelihood -- that there are two players on the cover. But when EA Sports trots out an older goat as well as a baby goat in its teaser, it's hard not to think of Brady and Mahomes. Both quarterbacks have been a regular visitor to the Madden NFL cover, with Brady appearing on the cover for Madden NFL 18 and Mahomes following the pattern a few years later to cover Madden NFL 20.
The combination could be monotonous although it's an excellent idea. It's almost like they were appearing on the cover just a few minutes ago. It's appropriate considering they played toe-to-toe in the Super Bowl last year.
EA Job Listings suggests Madden Could be Going To Switch
Madden NFL used to be the norm on Nintendo platforms however we haven't seen it since nearly a decade following Madden NFL 13 on Wii U. EA is still giving us updates every year for FIFA (even if they are "legacy versions"), EA previously announced that they were not planning to release it on the Switch in the year 2018 but a new job advertisement suggested Madden may finally be on the way.
This information was discovered by YouTuber Doctre81 and Doctre81, who came across an advertisement titled "Online Software Engineer - (C+)" Madden", dating back to November 2020. As part of the job description one section requires two years of experience on "Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo gaming consoles". That may not sound like much however, previous EA job advertisements haven't listed Nintendo as a part of their criteria.
EA may be looking into the possibility of releasing. Keep in mind that back in June 2020, EA confirmed it would launch seven Switch games in the 12-month period. June 2021 is only a few months away and there have been six confirmed games since then which includes Apex Legends earlier this week.
Then there's one more thing to go. However, considering the schedule of Madden's annual releases, EA could potentially be waiting for the release of Madden NFL 22 release - as rather than an Madden NFL 21 port - considering they traditionally release in August. Either way, let's just hope that this isn't a new legacy version, or is it? If you want to know more about Madden 22 coins, you can visit mmoexp.com