EA Sports has released a trailer for the cover athlete of Madden 22, and it makes us wonder who it will be.
In the trailer, the former cover athlete Peyton Hillis sits in the barn. The video showed a pair of goats, and Hillis said “they did it again”.
This trailer sparked some speculation about the meaning of all these clues. We have some ideas, which we will break down below.
Madden 22 Cover Athlete: Tom Brady?
The biggest theory after the trailer is that the Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will grace the cover of Madden 22.Brady is I boldly predict candidates For the cover athletes in February, what I said at the time still applies.
Brady has appeared on the cover of Madden, but that’s why he is a great candidate for Madden 22. He is in a different team, so the cover will have a new look. And he just won the Super Bowl, so it makes sense that his performance is enough to win the cover.
But it also makes sense for the Madden trailer. The video features a goat, and considering his success in the league, Brady is usually considered the goat (the greatest ever). Hillis said that “they did it again” would imply that Brady did the cover twice.
Madden 22 Cover Athlete: Derek Henry?
We have several reasons to assume that Derek Henry may be the cover player for Madden 22. first of all, GameStop leaked in March Henry is shown on the cover in a similar way to the appearance of Madden 21. It seems strange that someone would bother to make a fake “Madden 22” cover in order to try to increase pre-order sales a few months before the game’s release.
But getting clues from the trailer can be interpreted as Hillis’ “They did it again” comment referring to Madden running back to the cover again. Henry will be the first running back active on the cover since Hillis, so this is why it makes sense to include the former NFL running back in the trailer.
The only thing that puzzles me about this theory is the goat.
Madden 22 Cover Athlete: Double Athlete?
EA Sports once made Troy Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald the joint cover players of Madden 10. This is the first time that multiple players have appeared on the cover of the series. The idea behind this theory is that there are two goats in the trailer, and EA Sports used two goats in their tweet. Hillis’s “They did it again” comment also applies here, as it may suggest that EA Sports is making another double-athlete cover.
I may have read too much, but a goat in the video seems to be smaller, which may suggest a small goat. Based on this theory, we can assume that one of the joint cover athletes is Tom Brady, but who will the other be? Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson have been on the cover in the past two years, so they seem to be out. But in this case, the cover of Brady and Mahomes seems to make sense.
If we remove the concept of a kid and accept it as two goats, then I can see the cover of Brady and Aaron Rogers. Based on his MVP season in 2020, I listed Rogers as my best predictive candidate. Brady and Rogers make sense as a joint GOAT.
Madden 22 Cover Athlete Trailer: Reaction
Tom Brady, Derek Henry and dual athletes are my best guesses on the cover. Most Twitter reactions seem to think that the cover will feature Brady and Mahomes.
Cover of Brady and Mahomes😭
-𝙭-T Rock (@TrockdagamerYT) June 14, 2021