EA went with two athletes for the cover of Madden NFL 10 , the fans selected a Super Bowl QB for Madden NFL 11 and this year, the publisher is once again turning to pigskin followers.
Check it out: in the spirit of March Madness, they've got a 32-player bracket that features big names for each of the NFL's teams. Of course, some of the lesser teams have little chance of putting a player on the cover, although we'd love to start a petition that asks everyone to vote for "The 12th Man" on the Seahawks. What the hell would that cover even look like? As for the well-documented Madden Curse, well… After the 2010 game arrived, Pittsburgh's Troy Polamalu got hurt in the second game last year, but New Orleans' Drew Brees was just fine last year, right? Don't complain. Your pick will be just fine in 2011…'cuz they might not be playing much football, unfortunately. 'cries'
As a 49ers fan, I'd vote for Willis but even I think that's way too weird. My guess is that Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers ends up on the Madden NFL 12 cover.