Who is on the cover of Madden 23?
As with every sports game, being the cover athlete is a highly coveted position. Madden in previous years had fan voting to decide the cover athlete, but decided to ditch the format after former Brown’s fullback Peyton Ellis beat out superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Since then, the Madden franchise has opted to hand pick their own cover athletes which has resulted in a bit of staleness as Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes have been on three out of the last five installments. This year is different, however, as EA has told fans the cover will be a bit different than last years.
Hall of Famer coach and broadcaster John Madden will be making his triumphant return to the cover of his self-titled game for the first time in over 20 years. EA made the announcement on June 1 or “Madden Day,” which is the anniversary of the original launch of the football franchise.
This will be John Madden’s first appearance on the cover since Madden 2000, and this year’s cover is a tribute and celebration of the late coach who passed away in Dec. 2021. John Madden will be on the cover of both the standard version of the game and the All-Madden Edition.