Madden NFL 23: Cover honouring John Madden revealed

Madden NFL 22 Cover

EA Sports has confirmed that the iconic NFL coach John Madden will grace the cover of Madden NFL 23 when the game releases this summer.

Of course, John Madden sadly passed away in December 2021 and he was both a Super Bowl winning head coach as well as an iconic colour commentator.

He was added to the Hall of Fame in 2006 and will now be on the cover of the new game.

June 1st 2022 is the 34th anniversary of the release of the very first John Madden Football game.

EA Sports has confirmed that not only will John Madden feature on the cover, they will also commit $2.5 million to the John Madden Legacy Commitment to Education charity, and dedicate a renovated field in honour of the great man.

Madden NFL 23 has three unique covers and they all pay tribute to a different chapter in his life and career.

The All Madden Edition of the game will feature artwork from Chuck Styles, highlighting John Madden as an icon of video games who helped grow the sport of American Football around the world.

He said, as per EA: “As someone who grew up loving football, playing in the suburbs of West Philly, it’s a full circle moment to now be able to contribute to the culture of the sport by honouring an icon like John Madden, who has influenced generations of football fans through his passion for football and unmistakable energy, through my art.”

In the game, Coach Madden will also be honoured.

Madden NFL 23 is set to release later this summer and the first game players compete in on the game will see two versions of Madden leading two opposing teams of All-Madden athletes in the 1970s Oakland Coliseum.

His voice will also feature heavily within the game, with iconic audio clips being remastered to call back to his legendary broadcasting days.


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