Madden Fans Mixed Over New Madden NFL 22 Cover Reveal
The official cover for Madden NFL 22 was revealed on Thursday morning and, per usual, it was met with a pretty mixed reaction from fans online. EA had been hyping up the reveal with videos about goats for the last week or two, leading up to the actual unveiling on Thursday. As suspected, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is on the cover of Madden 22, but he's not alone. Joining him is Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Brady is widely considered the greatest of all time, while Mahomes is the greatest of the moment with the potential to likely become one of the legends of the sport by the time his career comes to a close. While both of those players are certainly deserving of the Madden cover, players are a bit annoyed because they've both been featured on the game before.
Mahomes was the cover athlete for Madden NFL 20, while Brady was on the cover of Madden NFL 18. The two-star cover is also a bit of a recycle, as Troy Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald shared the honor back in 2010.
Understandably, longtime Madden players had some mixed reactions to the big reveal.
2 repeat cover athletes? L. #Madden22 pic.twitter.com/QdwtFnoA2y— Tomas Mendez (@tomasmendezbeck) June 17, 2021
New Cover, Same Game?
People buying #Madden22 after buying Madden 21 last year pic.twitter.com/HlskWgyRa0— anthony✈️ (@happyjetsfan_) June 17, 2021
MVP Album Drop
Why @PatrickMahomes and @TomBrady look like they're about to drop an album? @EAMaddenNFL #Madden22 pic.twitter.com/T2aJloRSWw— Kold Venom (@KoldVenom) June 17, 2021
The Cover for #Madden22 is so tough. Baby Goat and The Goat. Need to see some gameplay though. I have high hopes for this year. Cant wait— Drini (@Drini) June 17, 2021
New #Madden22 Cover— Owen (@owenhsports) June 17, 2021
🐐🐐 🔥 pic.twitter.com/sUvdLmT9mU
Recycling Madden covers just like they do with the gameplay #Madden22 https://t.co/xMaltrkiCW— Christopher Hanson (@chanson97) June 17, 2021
Alright this is pretty cool #Madden22 https://t.co/cQ9Mio9ofN— John (@Wildcat_JZ) June 17, 2021
EAMaddenNFL announces that Tom Brady & Patrick Mahomes are the cover athletes for #Madden22. pic.twitter.com/Yeq8UjRkcV— Titans247 (@NFL_Titans247) June 17, 2021