Twitter Reacts to Madden 22 Cover Release Featuring Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady

Published 06/17/2021, 11:31 AM EDT
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – JANUARY 24: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates in the final seconds of their 31 to 26 win over the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field on January 24, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The NFL world was teased earlier this week regarding the cover art of the upcoming instalment of Madden. Video game giants EA Sports released a video featuring two goats hinting that the cover for Madden 22 could involve two NFL stars.


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This got the NFL community talking. While one goat was bigger than the other, people started speculating as to who the two cover stars might be. And as reported by us here at EssentiallySports, the NFL superstars set to grace the cover of Madden 22 are indeed Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes.

The two quarterbacks who faced off at Super Bowl LV will be the stars for this year’s instalment of the three-decade long-running video game franchise.


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With the wait now over, the Twitterati chimed in with their response to the cover of Madden 22

Madden 22 cover garners mixed response on Twitter

As soon as EA Sports dropped the box art for Madden 22, NFL and Madden fans on Twitter weighed in with their response. And it’s safe to say, some of the responses were hilarious.


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While for most it was all fun and games, some seemed to disagree with Patrick Mahomes being referred to as a GOAT.

Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) yells before the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Mahomes is touted to achieve huge success in the league, but with only one Super Bowl in under his belt, perhaps it’s too early to bestow the GOAT tag upon him. Especially with Tom Brady alongside him on the cover.

This is not the first time either have featured on the cover of Madden. While Tom Brady featured on the cover of Madden 2018, Mahomes was the cover star for Madden 2020.


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Brady’s appearance on the cover of Madden 22 will also be the first time a Tampa Bay Buccaneers player gets to feature on the cover of Madden.

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With Brady and Mahomes both present, this is also the first time since Madden 2010 that two NFL athletes grace the cover of the video game franchise. Back then it was Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburg Steelers’ Troy Polamalu.


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Do you like the new cover? Or would you have liked to see someone else? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.