It’s that time of year again for all Madden fans. After Peyton Hillis graced the cover of Madden NFL 12, EA has now released the first shortlist of players who are to be considered for the right to be cover star of Madden 13.
We can tell you that there are no fewer than 16 players which have been shortlisted by EA, comprised of two players from eight different teams. As expected, quarterback Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos is in the lineup, as is his teammate who plays linebacker, Von Miller.
Other candidates include Larry Fitzgerald and Patrick Peterson, Antonio Gates and Philip Rivers, Shane Lechler and Sebastian Janikowski, Patrick Willis and Vernon Davis, Marshawn Lynch and Earl Thomas, Dwayne Bowe and Derrick Johnson and finally Brandon Lloyd and Chris Long from the St Louis Rams.
These are just the first 16 players announced so far, as another 16 are expected to be announced very shortly. Once we have the 32 players, fans will then vote for the two players from a particular team that they want to go against each other in a face-off. The first vote will take place on March 7 over on the SportsNation Facebook page.
Do you think it will end up being Tebow Vs Von Miller in the final face-off for Madden NFL 13 cover star? Don’t forget about the infamous ‘Madden curse’ as well which we’re sure will play on the minds of all those intending to vote. If you are a keen follower of Madden, let us know your pick for this years cover star – Is Tebow the obvious choice or not?