Madden NFL 13 cover star, Tebow Vs Miller and Madden curse

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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.

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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?

  • Steve L.

    Tebow sucks as a quarterback. He is one hell of an athlete. It should be Miller or Cam Newton. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517306580 Yousif Elshaikh

    Cam Newton, Von Miller, Calvin Johnson, Mark Ingram and Matt Stafford are the main five that should be considered after last season. Tebow on the cover would be seen as a gimic in my eyes.

    • NgTurbo

       You should be PR’s Madden expert Mr Elshaikh. :)

    • Jaredwinges

      no they should put tebow on the cover so everyone knows how bad madden gameplay sucks, the only thing u can compare it to is nfl2k5(cause the madden franchise has monopolized the market).  but still nfl2k5 is hands down still a better game than madden 12