On Thursday, the cover of the Madden 22 football video game will drop. EA Sports teased its release with a video of two goats…literally. One goat is notably larger than the other.
Even former cover athlete @thepeytonhillis didn’t see this coming…
🐐 6.17.21 | 10am ET 🐐 #Madden22 pic.twitter.com/xiriLClQx3
— Madden NFL 22 (@EAMaddenNFL) June 14, 2021
Speculation points towards Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes but other Twitter users suggested Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
1) There has never been a player to grace the cover twice.
2) Peyton Hillis(the most shocking of cover athletes) said “they did it again”
Leads me to believe this is a surprise pick and the goats are there to throw us off.
Or….. a Manning brother cover?
— Ryan (@RyanDaRaider) June 14, 2021
Another fan suggested Brady and Gronk.
It’s gotta be either Brady & Brees or Brady & Gronk right? pic.twitter.com/m8f5LvTC5u
— lindsey ok (@lindseyyok) June 14, 2021
But a blurry video of a photoshoot reportedly with Brady and Mahomes is pointing to that pairing.
Confirmed that both Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes filmed content for @EAMaddenNFL back in April in Carrollwood Day School in Florida. Appears to be the answer for the two 🐐🐐 for the Madden 22 cover.
Blurry video of their shoot.https://t.co/VhI5wQLCtn pic.twitter.com/BQNa7bKbY4
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 14, 2021
Brady appeared on the cover of Madden 18; Mahomes was on the cover of Madden 20.
Editorial credit: Konstantin Savusia