EA Sports revealed their official cover athletes for Madden NFL 22, and their names are: Eric Wood, Khalil Mack, and Antonio Brown. The Madden NFL franchise has been known to stick with the same cover athlete for the last six years, so their choice to go with these players is a bold move. But, it will be interesting to see which player EA sports decides to go with for the next game.

The Madden NFL franchise is a sports gaming staple that has sold more than 25 million copies (Xbox One players: you can at least put that number to use). As an avid gamer, I can say that the Madden series is one of the most addictive in the industry, and is also one of the most anticipated for this year’s Madden 22 release date. But, it’s important to know the difference between the Madden NFL franchise and the real thing. The Madden NFL roster this year will feature some familiar faces, including the Seahawks’ Richard Sherman and the Rams’ Aaron Donald. But, it will also feature new faces, including the Chiefs’ Justin Houston and the Cardinals’ Calais Campbell.

Calling all football maniacs! The official covers and release dates for the standard and special editions of Madden 22 have been officially announced. Fans were eager to get their hands on the game. The good news is that EA has released a bunch of information. So it’s only a matter of time before we know everything we need to know about Madden 22. With that in mind, it’s time to see who EA has officially picked to cover Madden 22 and when the game will be released. There has been constant discussion about the athlete on the cover of Madden 22 in recent weeks, but it seems that EA has chosen the current and future GOAT for the cover.

Who is on the cover of Madden 22?

Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are the cover athletes for Madden 22, and both have appeared on all three editions of the game. The three editions of Madden 22 are:

  • Dynasty Publishing
  • MVP Edition
  • Standard Edition

Below, we’ve listed the key differences and release dates for each of the Madden 22 editions.

Madden 22 Dynasty Edition

When you pre-order Madden 22 Dynasty Edition, you’ll get access to :

  • Three days early access to Madden 22 starting on the 17th. August.
  • Dual empowerment, which means you can switch to Next-Gen without losing progress.
  • 100 staff points to improve staffing, roster and game day operations.
  • Tom Brady Player Grade Level 10 Progression.
  • Capsule Athlete cover with Tom Brady inspired clothing.
  • 1 capsule of a legendary athlete.
  • Choose an elite element in Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes.
  • Choose a Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes legend set and receive 1 elite offensive legend and 1 elite defensive legend.
  • Madden Ultimate Team Timed Quests during early access with highlights rewards.
  • Madden Ultimate Team Gold (MUT) Fantasy Packages
  • 1 Elite Madden Mobile starter pack
  • Choose one of 32 different NFL stars in Madden Ultimate Team (Bears – Khalil Mack, Bills – Josh Allen, Cardinals – DeAndre Hopkins, 49ers – George Kittle, etc.)

Madden 22 MVP Edition:

When you pre-order Madden 22 MVP Edition, you get access to :

  • Three days early access to Madden 22 starting on the 17th. August.
  • Dual empowerment, which means you can switch to Next-Gen without losing progress.
  • 60 personnel points to improve staff, players and performance.
  • 1 class of player Tom Brady Level 10 Progression.
  • Cover 1 athlete capsule, featuring Tom Brady inspired items.
  • Choose between Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes.
  • 11 Madden Ultimate Team Gold (MUT) fantasy packs.
  • Choose 1 of 32 NFL stars in Madden Ultimate Team (Broncos – Vaughn Miller, Chiefs – Tyrann Mathieu, Giants – Saquan Barkley, Rams – Aaron Donald, etc.)

Madden 22 Standard Edition:

When you pre-order Madden 22 Standard Edition, you get access to :

  • 20 personnel points to improve staff, players and performance.
  • 1 class of player Tom Brady Level 10 Progression.
  • A Cover 1 athlete capsule featuring Tom Brady inspired items.
  • Choose from 32 NFL stars in Madden Ultimate Team. (Browns – Miles Garrett, Falcons – Calvin Ridley, Packers – Davante Adams, Titans – Derrick Henry, etc.)

What is the official release date of Madden 22?

The standard edition of Madden 22 will be released on August 20. 2021, but fans can also pre-order the Dynasty or MVP editions, which will appear earlier, on August 17. EA Play subscribers will receive a week before release on the 12th. August, access to the game.