18 Nov 2021 7:37 PM +00:00 UTC

Madden 23 Cover Athlete: Who are the favorites for next year?

Although it hasn't been announced yet, the hype is starting to build as to who might be the next Madden 23 cover athlete. This year, there are quite a few candidates we imagine could land it.

From future Hall of Fame quarterbacks to emerging running backs to a rookie that has lit up the NFL this season, we've got them all right here.

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Check out our Madden 23 cover athlete predictions and the potential reveal date.

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Madden 23 Cover Athlete Reveal Date

The good news about Madden is that we can get a good idea of when the Madden 23 cover athlete will be revealed by going off of previous years.

For example, for Madden 22, the cover athletes were revealed on June 17, 2021, a few months before the official release date.

Madden 23 Cover Athlete Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes
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PREVIOUS COVER: Check out the last years cover for Madden featuring Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes

Going off of this information we expect the Madden 23 cover athlete to be revealed on June 16, 2021.

The real question is, who will grace the cover of Madden 23? Could it be another tandem cover?

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Potential Madden 23 Cover Athletes

Of course, the Madden 23 cover athlete won't be decided until well after the NFL season finishes, but we've never shied away from predictions.

There are a few players this year that really stand out as being some of the best and are well-deserving of a cover. Let's get started with who we think is most likely to land the cover.

Madden 23 Cover Athlete Cooper Kupp
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COOOP: Cooper Kupp is the leagues leading receiver and on one of the best teams

Cooper Kupp - WR - Los Angeles Rams

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Cooper Kupp currently leads all wide receivers in receiving yards in the NFL right now and by a rather large margin. He's a favorite of quarterback Matthew Stafford, so his stock will only go up.

By the end of the year, Kupp could easily find himself breaking a couple of receiving records by the end of the year. We believe he'd be a great choice to be the Madden 23 cover athlete.

Jonathan Taylor - RB - Indianapolis Colts

Our other option as the Madden 23 cover athlete is a player that has emerged as one of the NFL's best running backs and a MUT 22 must-have player.

Jonathan Taylor is tied for the most rushing yards in the NFL and with plenty of games left could easily find himself winning the rushing title this season.

Trevon Diggs - CB - Dallas Cowboys

This is probably a little more of a long shot than the other two picks were, but Trevon Diggs would be the best defensive player to represent Madden 23.

Madden 23 Cover Athlete Trevon Diggs
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LOCKDOWN: Trevon Diggs would be the best defensive option for the Madden 23 cover

He leads the league in interceptions, is essentially a "shutdown corner" and he's done all of this in his first season. There hasn't been a defensive player on the cover of Madden since 2015, but Diggs would be a perfect fit.

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Deluxe Edition Madden 23 Cover Athlete

There is guaranteed to be a special edition of Madden 23, just like there was on for Madden 22. Usually, these deluxe or special editions feature a different cover than the rest.

We like to think that this year they'll pick a quarterback that will be a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, that could retire this year.

Madden 23 Cover Athlete Aaron Rodgers
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THE GUNSLINGER: Aaron Rodgers is our pick for the Madden 23 Deluxe Edition

He's had an incredible career and currently is leading the best team in the NFC. If he decides to retire at the end of the season, he'll make an amazing choice as a Madden 23 Deluxe Edition cover athlete.

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New Madden 22 Bo Jackson Cover

If you haven't noticed, there has been a new cover released for Madden 22 that features Bo Jackson. This cover came along with a new event as well.

What this tells us is that special edition covers are likely something that will continue in Madden 23 when it's finally released.

Madden 23 Cover Athlete Bo Jackson
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DIGITAL COVER: Checkout the latest digital Madden 22 cover

Although it's just a digital cover, we could see this happen in the future with more digital covers released for Madden 22 and Madden 23.