NFL World Reacts To New Madden Cover Star John Madden

NFL World Reacts To New Madden Cover Star John Madden

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  • John Madden is gracing the cover of Madden 23.
  • The NFL legend is back on the front for the first time since 2000.
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Was this really a tough choice?

The Madden 23 cover was released on Wednesday morning, and John Madden appeared on it. The late NFL legend left a long legacy both on and off the field, on the sidelines and in the booth, and now he will be back on the cover of his video game for the first time since 2000.

Discussions circulated about which player should appear in the game. But, it always felt as if Madden himself should have been the choice — and indeed he is.

Smart decision.

The NFL world reacts to John Madden appearing back on the cover

It has been a long time since Madden appeared on the front of the video game, and here’s what it looked like back at the turn of the century compared to the one now.

Just a fantastic decision by the company to honor John Madden, and this went over incredibly well with the fans.

The new cover is a smashing hit, although a ton of fans are hoping the actual gameplay itself is different than it has been in the past.

For some perspective, here are the last 34 years worth of covers, and the way it has changed is marvelous to see.

Nonetheless, this was the right call all the way by EA Sports and a perfect way to honor the legendary John Madden. The words “Thanks, Coach” add another perfect touch on the cover, and bringing back the photo from 2000 is another wonderful idea.

Just an all-time classy move by the company.