The cover of “Madden 22” has more goats than a petting zoo.
Bucs QB Tom Brady and Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes have been officially revealed as the cover athletes for this year’s installment of the American football video game franchise, but no fans aren’t exactly praising the box art.
The shared cover marks both players’ second appearance on the cover of a “Madden” game: In 2018, Brady got his first appearance as a member of the Patriots, while Mahomes got the go-ahead for “Madden 2020.”
This is the second time that two players have appeared on the same cover of a “Madden” game; The last time it happened was the cover of “Madden 2010,” with Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Steelers defensive back Troy Polamalu in the area. The Cardinals and Steelers met in Super Bowl 43 in 2009, and the game launched that summer.
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Brady and Mahomes obviously met in Super Bowl 55 this year with Brady and the Bucs dominating the Chiefs.
It’s worth noting that the cover with Brady and Mahomes seated appears to be for the “MVP Edition” of the game, not the standard edition. The covers shared by Mahomes’ Twitter account also appear to show different covers for different editions.
Twitter offered a pretty mixed opinion on the official cover reveal on Thursday:
Mahomes was berserk and so was Tom 🤦🏽 I can’t even make a cover well foh
– Sam Hall (@ samh8876) June 17, 2021
I can’t believe they’re putting Mahomes on a lid and calling him on the same GOAT level as Brady …
– Ben〽️ (VGK 1-1 Semis) (@MARKSTONESNIPES) June 17, 2021
The cover is a bit boring, they’re just sitting
– Popcorn (@AwindeNoah) June 17, 2021
The deck is lame. Get new athletes. Or at least make it look cooler
– 𝓣𝓸𝓻𝓻𝔂🥇🦎 (@ LazardSzn13) June 17, 2021
This is the worst cover of all time.
– 🌴𝙹𝚄𝚂𝚃𝙸𝙽🦬 (@ SlighterJ420) June 17, 2021
Far from the best cover lmao this is ass
– KobeDropped81 (@KyleRidehalgh) June 17, 2021
Someone who uses the free art in Canva …
– SpiceOfLife (@spiceplaysgames) June 17, 2021