The cover of the famous Madden NFL video game has long been a source of great controversy about which player has done enough to earn the prestigious placement.
From Daunte Culpepper to Michael Vick to Ray Lewis, the cover has been sought after by some players, while others don’t seem to care about it much at all.
This next season two of the best NFL quarterbacks will don the cover, as Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes have earned the honors.
“To think that now, almost 30 years later, 25 years later, since the mid-90s, here I am representing EA on the cover of Madden with one of the other great players in the NFL right now,” Brady told ESPN.
“And just thinking how fortunate I’ve become over the years to put myself in this position to have these experiences in my life that I’m very grateful for.
“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.”
Despite his success in New England over the years, Brady had not been on the cover for the game since 2018.
Mahomes was on the cover in 2020 after a huge season in 2019 in which he threw 26 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Brady and Mahomes on the cover is the first time since Arizona Cardinals wide out Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu were on the cover together in the Madden ’10 version.