On Wednesday, EA Sports will announce who will grace the cover of “Madden NFL 24” but many are already speculating on who they want the cover athlete to be.
Eagles’ Jalen Hurts, Vikings’ Justin Jefferson, Bills’ Josh Allen and Bengals’ Joe Burrow are among the big names that have been widely suggested as options but one former NFL quarterback — Robert Griffin III — has a different idea.
The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner and 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year thinks that EA Sports should go with Bills safety Damar Hamlin:
Hamlim suffered cardiac arrest during a tackle on Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins last season during a Week 17 season Monday Night Football Game. Medical staff acted quickly and thankfully managed to resuscitate Hamlin, who was then taken away in an ambulance to a hospital.
The 25-year-old Hamlin spent nine days in hospital before getting discharged on Jan. 11. Players and coaches across the league offered countless messages of support for Hamlin, wearing clothing items that read “Love For 3 Damar.”
Hamlin has received medical clearance to continue playing football, and he announced his plans to return to the field this year. The Bills will open their season on the road against Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets on Sept. 11 on Monday Night Football.
The late John Madden, a Hall of Fame head coach and legendary NFL commentator, was the cover for “Madden NFL 23”. Madden passed away at the age of 85 on Dec. 28, 2021.