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Last year Madden NFL 20 cover star Patrick Mahomes shattered any notion of a Madden cover star Curse by leading his team, the Kansas City Chiefs, to a Super Bowl title. Now, it looks like Baltimore Ravens star QB and the NFL 2019 league MVP Lamar Jackson wants to carry on the anti-curse by being on the cover of Madden NFL 21.
Jackson and the Ravens announced the news themselves via a video tweet, with Jackson low-key psyched about the honor. Jackson had a phenomenal 2019 season in only his second year in the league, although the Ravens lost to the Tennessee Titans in the AFC divisional round.
Madden publisher/developer Electronic Arts has not officially made its Madden 21 cover star announcement just yet, but acknowledged Jackson’s leak as official.
The 2020 NFL Draft is this week, and traditionally, EA Sports uses the event to deliver some news about the upcoming late summer title, so maybe today’s announcement is just the beginning.