EA Announces Initial Results of Madden NFL 13 Cover Vote

Fans can continue to support their favorite player all the way to the cover

By on March 22nd, 2012 22:11 GMT

Video game publisher Electronic Arts, in collaboration with the television network ESPN, has announced the 32 National Football League players who are set to be part of the cover vote bracket for the upcoming Madden NFL 13 American football simulation.

The play in round took the field of possible cover athletes down to 32 and gamers will be able to vote for their favorite using a PC or a mobile device by accessing the official website.

The list of NFL players include:

Arizona Cardinals - Larry Fitzgerald
Miami Dolphins - Reggie Bush
Atlanta Falcons - Matt Ryan
Minnesota Vikings - Jared Allen
Baltimore Ravens - Ray Rice
New England Patriots - Rob Gronkowski
Buffalo Bills - Stevie Johnson
New England Patriots - Brandon Lloyd (initially represented the St. Louis Rams)
Carolina Panthers - Cam Newton
New Orleans Saints - Drew Brees
Chicago Bears - Matt Forte
New York Giants - Victor Cruz
Cincinnati Bengals - A.J. Green
New York Jets - Darrelle Revis
Cleveland Browns - Joe Haden
Oakland Raiders - Sebastian Janikowski
Dallas Cowboys - DeMarcus Ware
Philadelphia Eagles - LeSean McCoy
Denver Broncos - Tim Tebow
Pittsburgh Steelers - Troy Polamalu
Detroit Lions - Calvin Johnson
San Diego Chargers - Antonio Gates
Green Bay Packers - Aaron Rodgers
San Francisco 49ers - Patrick Willis
Houston Texans - Arian Foster
Seattle Seahawks - Marshawn Lynch
Indianapolis Colts - Dwight Freeney
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - LeGarrette Blount
Jacksonville Jaguars - Maurice Jones-Drew
Tennessee Titans - Chris Johnson
Kansas City Chiefs - Dwayne Bowe
Washington Redskins - Brian Orakpo.

Anthony Stevenson, who is a director of marketing at EA Sports, stated, “Every football fan has an opinion on who should be on the Madden NFL cover, which was highly visible given the overwhelming response and debate that ensued during last year’s campaign. We’re proud to once again put the fate of the game’s cover in our fans’ hands and let them decide who is worthy of becoming the Madden NFL 13 cover athlete.”

He added, “Our collaboration with ESPN and SportsNation helped elevate the campaign to new heights last year and we’re thrilled to team up again on this award-winning program.”