EA Sports has announced that recently retired quarterback Brett Favre will grace the cover of the twentieth anniversary edition of Madden NFL Football.
This news was confirmed on the official blog of EA Sports head, Peter Moore.
"It is with great pride that we take the bold step of featuring a retired player on the front of packaging, an honor normally reserved for a player at the peak of his game. I say with great pride, because some may question the marketing strategy behind this (and many at EA did just that, quite frankly). I don't for one minute."
Moore continued, "In this, the 20th year of this storied game franchise, as far as I was concerned there was only one choice. As we look back over the past couple of decades in the NFL, Brett stands out to me personally as a beacon for everything that made me a huge fan of this great game from almost the moment I arrived from the UK in the early eighties..."
While I cannot comment yet on the game's quality, I can say for a fact that the so called "Madden Cover Jinx" will not come into play for the 2009 NFL season.