There's ultra-exciting news on the EA Sports front as the Madden series is beginning to start the process for the next title. It's a huge year for Madden as this will mark the first title since the passing of the legendary face of the franchise, John Madden.
First up to get the ball rolling, the game developers will reveal the cover athlete for the new title. Thanks to a recent social media post, we now know when to expect that cover athlete announcement, check out all the details here.
Madden 23 Cover Athlete announcement
Always one of the biggest announcements of the Madden cycle, the cover athlete for Madden 23 will soon be unveiled by EA Sports after a surprise announcement on their Twitter feed.
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The post from the Madden Twitter account unveiled EA Sports plans as the Madden 23 cover athlete is set to be revealed on 1st June at 10 am ET (1 pm GMT). Expect to see a post go viral from EA Sports at that time and potentially follow up content to explain the decision-making process.
Who's on the cover of Madden 23?
EA Sports has provided a list of cover athlete candidates for the Madden 23 title, so we can guess from a set of five that will produce this year's star-man. The list of candidates for the Madden 23 cover athlete are as follows:
Madden 23 Cover Athlete candidates
- Cooper Kupp - WR - Los Angeles Rams
- TJ Watt - DE - Pittsburgh Steelers
- Josh Allen - QB - Buffalo Bills
- Trevon Diggs - CB - Dallas Cowboys
- Tom Brady - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
All of these players had stellar seasons and each makes a great case to grace the cover of Madden 23. Kupp is coming off a record-setting pass-catching campaign which he capped off with the Super Bowl MVP honors. TJ Watt just tied the single-season sack record en route to winning AFC Defensive Player of the Year.
Josh Allen carried the Bills to within 13 seconds of the Super Bowl after his impressive AFC Championship Game display, only for the Chiefs to steal the victory in overtime. Trevon Diggs led the league in interceptions with 11 in just his second season as a professional. And of course, Tom Brady, who many thought was finally calling it a career. He returns for another year and oh, by the way, he finished last season as the #1 QB as per Pro Football Focus QB rankings.
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Featured image courtesy of EA Sports.