Lamar Jackson Expected To Be Next Madden Cover Athlete

Baltimore Ravens’ Quarterback said he will be on the cover of Madden 21

On Tuesday, Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson said he will be the cover athlete of Madden 21. The game is reportedly scheduled to be released in August. EA Sports has not officially announced that Jackson will be the cover athlete, but Jackson did reveal he will be on the cover in a Facebook Live video on the Raven’s Official Page.

Jackson said, “… It’s always been a dream of mine since I was a little kid… Since I first started playing Madden. It’s dope. (I’ve) had every Madden, so for me to be on the front of it that’s a dream come true. That’s an accomplishment for the kids around here where I’m from and stuff like that. It’s pretty cool.”

This news comes a year after QB Patrick Mahomes was featured on the cover of Madden 20. The Kansas City QB was able to break the dreaded “Madden Curse” that had gained popularity during the 2000s. Mahomes became the first player to be featured on the Madden cover and win a Super Bowl in the same year.

2019 was a breakout season for Lamar Jackson. Lamar was named League MVP and a First-Team All-Pro. He threw for 36 total Touchdowns as well as 3127 passing yards. The 23-year-old passer also became the first QB since Michael Vick to rush for more than 1000 yards in a single season.