Check out who the honor goes to this year below, along with all the latest Madden 22 news.
Latest - Franchise getting several upgrades
A lot of different things in Madden 22 will be seeing improvements, but perhaps none is as highly anticipated as Franchise Mode.
Following a period that many fans considered years of stagnation, the attention is firmly on Franchise for Madden 22 with Staff Management, Weekly Strategy, and more getting added.
Franchise Mode will also come with a new season engine to create unique scenarios, and you can read more here about all the Franchise Mode new features we know about.
Madden 22 Cover Star REVEALED
It's everything we could have wanted - Tom Brady AND Patrick Mahomes on the Madden 22 Cover.
The reveal was part of the official Madden 22 Reveal on 17 June 2021.
Madden 22 Reveal Trailer
Check out the official Madden 22 trailer below:
How did Lamar Jackson perform after being the Madden 21 Cover Athlete?
Jackson was rewarded for his MVP Season back in 2019 with the Madden 21 Cover Athlete slot.
Jackson followed that up by leading the Baltimore Ravens to an 11-4 record and a playoff win against the Tennessee Titans. He threw for 26 touchdowns and rushed for over 1,000 yards.
Needless to say, he pretty much buried the Madden Curse.
Madden 22 Deluxe Edition
The Madden 22 Deluxe Edition will be the costlier version of the game, and it could feature an NFL legend as the Cover Athlete.
EA has not done that the past couple of Maddens since 2019 when Terrell Owens was on the cover of Madden 19 Hall of Fame Edition.
Shockingly, Manning has never been on the cover of any Madden game.
The two-time Super Bowl Champ and five-time MVP never made it onto the cover throughout his 18 seasons in the NFL.
On Feb. 6, 2021, Manning was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a first-ballot candidate.
It would be extremely fitting for EA and Madden to make it up to Manning by selecting him as the Madden 22 Deluxe Edition Cover Athlete.
Should Manning get chosen, it will be interesting to see what kind of pre order rewards get chosen for the Deluxe Edition with him on the cover.