Today the cover athlete for EA Sports’ Madden 25 was revealed and this time around it looks like the “Madden Curse” will be avoided. Why you ask? Well because the cover athlete is actually retired at the moment. As you can see to the right, the former Detroit Lions running-back and Hall of Fame inductee Barry Sanders will be gracing Madden 25’s cover.
The voting process for the cover athlete saw 40 million votes and a final choice between Sanders and Adrian Peterson from the Minnesota Vikings. Sanders won this final contest with 58% of the vote. It is interesting to note that Sanders also appeared in the background of the Madden NFL 2000 box art, since that was when Madden himself would be the focus of the cover.