Lamar Jackson deserves all his flowers, plus some.
Growing up in Pompano Beach, Florida Lamar turned to football to keep him occupied and to use it as a vehicle to create a better life for his family. Little did he know, being persistent in that dream would one day lead him to the cover of Madden NFL 21.
“I grew up playing Madden and owned every copy I could get my hands on so to be on the cover of Madden NFL 21 is a dream come true, especially when the cover represents so much of my story,” says Lamar.
This year’s release will feature a new game mode called Face of the Franchise: Rise to Fame. This mode allows players to enter a documentary career campaign by creating a quarterback, halfback or wide receiver and play through their rise to fame. The rise begins with the player’s experiences in high school, college, the NFL Combine, NFL Draft and current time in the NFL.
Lamar is the second Ravens player to grace the cover including Ray Lewis in Madden 2005. Lamar follows Superbowl champ and MVP Patrick Mahomes who graced last year’s cover. Lamar expresses how he sees that as a sign of good faith. “I hope that’s the curse. I’d love to follow Mahome’s path of MVP and then SuperBowl. That’d be a great path to follow right now.”
Madden 21 will be available worldwide August 28th 2020.