Analyst includes Josh Allen among top candidates for cover of Madden 23
Josh Allen has become one of the top stars of the NFL with the way he has played the past two seasons. He finished as the runner-up in MVP voting in 2019 and has now helped the Bills win the AFC East each of the past two seasons.
The NFL saw the potential in this team and made sure they played in front of a national audience as much as possible, including the opening game of the season against the Los Angeles Rams and a Thanksgiving showdown with the Detroit Lions.
Over the years, the Madden video game franchise has become a big part of the game for fans and players, including debating their own ratings in the game.
One of the biggest topics leading up to the game is who will be on the cover and in the past, it didn’t seem to be much of a honor due to the ‘Madden Curse’. Once the video game started putting players on the cover, it seemed like that player would have bad luck for that season, typically in the form of an injury.
However, the effect of the curse has seemed to drop as the years have gone on and hasn’t been as much of an issue lately.
Josh Allen is among the top candidates for Madden 23 according to one analyst
This is good news as recently Bucky Brooks at NFL.com put together his Top 5 candidates for the cover of this year’s edition of the video game franchise and at number three is the Buffalo Bills’ franchise quarterback.
Allen was behind Rams’ wide receiver Cooper Kupp and Steelers’ pass rusher T.J. Watt while being ahead of Cowboys’ cornerback Trevon Diggs and Bucs’ quarterback Tom Brady.
"If the game makers are looking to forecast the 2022 league MVP, they could easily cast their lot with the Bills’ franchise quarterback, given his potential to put up ridiculous numbers while leading his team to the promised land. Allen has joined the ranks of the elite at the game’s most important position; in fact, a five-star season could put him in play to wear the crown as the NFL’s new QB1. Considering how the football world adores blue-chip quarterbacks, Allen’s emergence as a dual-threat superstar could make him the perfect cover selection."
One thought is that this year’s version should have John Madden on the cover after he passed away earlier this year. However, if they go with a player then Josh Allen certainly would have to be in the discussion. If Allen were to be on the cover, he would be the first player in franchise history.