The cover athlete of the games of the Madden franchise has always attracted a lot of attention not only for the leading role that they have in the game, but also for the so-called Madden curse that was talked about so much a few years ago.
This urban legend said that all the players who were chosen by EA Sports to be the cover athlete of a Madden game ended their careers on the ground or suffered from a terrible injury that kept them far from the playing fields.
This happened several times in the franchise with players like Donovan McNabb and Shaun Alexander, who after being the cover of Madden drastically lowered their performance on their teams.
So now every time there is a rumor about the cover athlete of the next Madden game, many fans pray for their favorite player to not be chosen, as this could be a bad omen.
Derrick Henry could be the cover athlete of Madden NFL 22.
According to a user on Tik Tok, a Gamestop store in Pennsylvania would have leaked the name of the player who will be the Madden NFL 22 cover athlete in one of their pamphlets that they use to motivate their customers to reserve the game.
This ad shows the signature of Tennessee Titans star Derrick Henry as the game’s main figure, on a poster that closely resembles the one used in Madden NFL 21.
If Henry’s choice is true, it sounds like something quite logical for of EA Sports, since he is one of the stars of the league and they had already selected three Quarterbacks in three of the last four editions, so it’s the right time to change.
Another candidate for the cover could be the league’s MVP, Aaron Rodgers, but being QB might have discarded him.
Last year it was leaked months before the game’s release that Lamar Jackson would be the Madden NFL 21 cover athlete, and while many were incredulous at the time, the leak turned out to be true.
Most likely, this time the leak is also true and Derrick Henry will end up being the cover athlete of the game, but for now we can only make conjectures.
For now, all we can do is keep playing Madden Ultimate Team and buy Madden Coins online at muteamgo to improve our team, pending the launch of the highly anticipated Madden NFL 22.
Additionally, Xbox gamers should be very happy that the game is now available for free to all Xbox Game Pass subscribers, so all Madden fans who own Xbox will be able to enjoy the title without spending a dollar.
Madden NFL 21 is now available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and PC. The game is free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers and EA Play subscribers on Xbox Consoles and PC.