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Madden 21: Who should be the next cover star?

Feb-19-2020 PST Madden 20

Together with Patrick Mahomes all but breaking the Madden curse with all the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory, we take a peek at some candidates that are respectable to grace the cover of Madden 21.


The NFL season is in the books. Together with the Chiefs' 31-20 victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, Patrick Mahomes effectively put an end to the Madden curse following being the cover athlete on Madden 20(player need Madden NFL 20 Coins). In fact, if we look at the few Madden cover stars, they didn't have years. The Madden curse is finally over, and NFL stars may appear on the cover of the game with no fear of a season or enthusiast injury. If that is the case, here are a few NFL players deserving of the Madden 21 pay athlete. And no... Patrick Mahomes won't be the cover athlete back-to-back decades.


Derrick Henry


Even when we took away the 303 rushing attempts, 1,540 yards, 5.1 ordinary, 16 rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns from the regular season, Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry will be worthy of the Madden 21 cover star predicated on his postseason stats alone. The punishing back conducted in 3 playoff games that included victories over Ravens and the Patriots for 446 yards and 2 touchdowns. Derrick Henry transported the Titans into the AFC Championship game. Running backs and running the ball are all back in vogue. There is minimal answer for a running game that is dominant. And Derrick Henry was the most peculiar runner this year, we saw. Can't wait for the Madden 21 feature when a defender can be made by you your lead blocker, if he made, as Henry did Earl Thomas look dumb.


Lamar Jackson


Not since Michael Vick have we seen a QB as volatile as Lamar Jackson. Jackson ran for 1,206 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2019, and was rewarded for it by making him the fastest QB in Madden history. Oh, he was deadly in the passing game also (at least until the playoffs). Lamar Jackson threw for 36 TD 3,127 yards and only 6 interceptions on the year. He places him. Exterior Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson is the face of the NFL right now. With a cannon for an arm and an unrivaled ability he is the player Madden has had.


Michael Thomas


Assuming he doesn't become a typical diva wide receiver and have a meltdown such as Antonio Brown, Michael Thomas is the best WR in the NFL. With the hands in the NFL, Thomas broken Marvin Harrison season reception record by catching 149 passes. Those catches made 1,725 yards and 9 touchdowns. In case a receiver is going to grace the cover of Madden 21, it might be a crime to choose anyone other than Michael Thomas. From the 2000s just three other wide receivers are the Madden cover star -- Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson and Odell Beckham Jr.. Thomas is in that type of firm with his recent record-breaking season.


Shaquil Barrett


While there were many defenders which could be contemplated for the Madden 21 cover star, none of them are deserving that Shaquil Barrett. After several promising years in Denver, Shaquil Barrett signed a yearlong deal with Tampa Bay and became the NFL sack leader with 19.5 sacks on the year. As a Broncos fan, imagine my surprise which Elway let somebody enjoy Barrett walk (this is sarcasm). Nothing affects than sacks, and Barrett is an elite pass rusher. Barrett is a rising star, although barrett needs a few more seasons to approach the consistency of greatness that they have.


Christian McCaffrey


Possibly the best all-around in the NFL, Christian McCaffrey needed a monster 2019-20 season on a 5-11 Carolina Panthers team. With fantastic eyesight, pace and hands, McCaffrey is your definition of dual-threat running back. He can, although backs have palms equal to that of receivers.


He'd have had more of a shot at offensive player of the year if McCaffrey played a team that was much better. Instead, he won the Daily Fantasy Player of the Year introduced by Draft Kings at the NFL Honors.