Once again, fans will have a chance to vote for the cover of this year’s Madden video game, which usually goes to the most intriguing player of the past year (not necessarily the best, but one who had a really good story that kept them compelling for most of the season). While the expanded field of 64 has already been revealed, there are really only 10 (technically 11) names to consider for the cover. These individuals are picked based on the following factors:
- Playability (aka The Michael Vick Category) – There are certain players, no matter who you are a fan of, are just fun to play with. Vick is the first such name that comes to mind. No quarterback in the league has Vick’s skill set. RGIII may come close, though not in his first year, and Vick beats out Cam Newton when you compare pure speed.
- Marketability – As noted before, the cover goes to the most intriguing player of the previous year, not necessarily the best one. There were several noteworthy players this past season due to their performance and the story that came with it. Not everyone who buys and plays Madden is a diehard football fan, so it helps to have a cover athlete that is recognizable to the casual fan
These are names who define the time, define the season, and are some of the first names players will be looking for when they tear open the plastic seal, and play Madden ’13 for the first time. However, everyone has their favorites, so leave a comment as who you would pick