Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes share Madden 22 cover

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Goats usually don’t like to share centerstage. This year, the best ever and potentially the next best ever will share the cover of the Madden game.

EA Sports has announced that Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will do the honors again this year. Brady had the cover to himself in 2018, and Mahomes had it in 2020.

Given that few even buy the game in a box any longer makes the cover less meaningful than it used to be. However, the startup process will feature extensive images of the two players.

It’s odd for two ultra-alphas to consent to sharing this specific spotlight. It’s an even bigger gesture for Mahomes, since his team lost to Brady’s in the Super Bowl. Think of it this way: Would Brady have shared the cover with Mahomes if the Chiefs had beaten the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV? (Similarly, would Brady be doing The Match with Aaron Rodgers if Brady’s three-pick second-half meltdown had resulted in the Packers beating Tampa in the NFC Championship?)

That’s not passing judgment. It’s simply a fair question and an honest assessment. Brady’s not a very good loser. Which is one of the reasons he’s such a consistent winner.

12 responses to “Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes share Madden 22 cover

  1. pftancelledme says:
    June 17, 2021 at 10:42 am
    As a Chiefs Fan, my reaction is YUCK

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I know, right? Why does Brady have to share the spotlight with anyone?

  2. Not a Bucs fan, but I think describing Brady’s performance as a second-half “meltdown” in the NFC Championship Game is really stretching it.

    One interception bounced off of the receiver’s hands into a defender’s hands, and the other was an attempted jump ball on a blitz to a one-on-one Mike Evans – a jump ball specialist who inexplicably stopped running his route and left the DB to catch it uncontested.

    The other interception was obviously a bad throw and a bad decision, but since they were all thrown quite a ways downfield, they ended up being like punts more-or-less anyway. I thought Brady played a strong game against a very good Packers pass defense and obviously lit them up enough in the first half to leave some margin for error in the second half.

  3. Anyone else think it’s weird that Brady had to win 5 championships before we could even start talking about him as the greatest of all time and now Mahomes just wins 1 and is in the same conversation?

  4. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    June 17, 2021 at 11:03 am

    More deserving than the diva in Green Bay.
    _______

    Well, it appears they never even considered anyone from that train wreck in Minnesota.
    For obvious reasons.

  5. Didn’t really need another reason not to buy the poorly made, over-priced thing, but got it.

  6. ” I think describing Brady’s performance as a second-half “meltdown” in the NFC Championship Game is really stretching it.”

    Not really. He should have had a fourth INT in that game. Tampa won despite Brady, not because of him. LOAT.

  7. The cover is the only thing that changes with this game. Completely trash product and insulting to consumers.

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