Mahomes and Brady are sharing the cover of Madden 22, the EA Sports video game that has become part of the NFL culture. It’s the first time two players are on the game’s front in more than a decade.
“Whenever you first get on the cover, that’s a special moment,” Mahomes told ESPN. “So to be on it again, twice, with an all-time great like Tom Brady, it’s a special moment that I’m glad that I’m able to do so soon after I had done it the first time.
“I’ll be able to have it for the rest of my life and be able to show my kids and my kids’ kids that I was on it two times.”
Mahomes was first on the cover of Madden 20. Brady’s first cover — despite all his years in the NFL as one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game — came in Madden 18.
Don’t worry about a “Madden curse” for Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes – here’s how the last 4 Madden cover athletes have fared:
2020 Lamar Jackson: 7th-best QBR, won a playoff game
2019 Patrick Mahomes: Super Bowl MVP
2018 Antonio Brown: 15 Rec TD (led NFL)
2017 Tom Brady: NFL MVP https://t.co/F85ZBfWuvl
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 17, 2021
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— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 17, 2021