The Madden 22 cover is likely to feature current NFL superstar quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes based on a recent teaser.
The teaser was released June 14 on the official Madden video game Twitter account. The video focuses on a barn with the doors rattling open. Then, two goats walk out of the barn. One big, one small. Former Madden cover athlete Peyton Hillis appeared on a phone call saying, "Hey, it's Peyton. Yeah, they did it again."
Immediately, based on the two goats, fans believe it'll be Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady on a dual athlete cover.
Madden 22 Cover Likely to Feature Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes
If the rumors are true, this would be the second time EA Sports has put two athletes on the same cover and the first time since Madden NFL 10. Larry Fitzgerald and Troy Polamalu were on the cover together that year, but this would be the first time two quarterbacks share the limelight.
Brady and Mahomes each have already graced the cover for Madden 18 and 20 respectively. It would be the first time a player has repeated as cover athlete. Lamar Jackson is the current cover athlete, so if this dual-QB rumor holds true it would be the third year in a row to feature the position on the cover.
It would make sense considering Brady and Mahomes played each other in Super Bowl LV with Tampa Bay denying Kansas City a chance to repeat. It would be a fun nod to the fact that Brady is the greatest of the last generation and Mahomes is now taking over for the new generation.
Additionally, if Brady is featured, it would be the first Tampa Bay Buccaneers player on a Madden cover.
The Madden 22 reveal is scheduled for June 17.