Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes flexed his muscle on the NFL last season – and now he’s doing just that on the cover of football’s most popular video game. [OnThursdaynightEASportsannouncedthereigningNFLMVPandOffensivePlayeroftheYearasthecoverathleteor”MaddenNFL20″Mahomesalsohadtheopportunitytocontributetothenew”FaceofFranchise:QB1″careercampaignmodethatwillallowgamerstocreatetheirownquarterbackandexperiencehisjourneyfromcollegetotheNFL
“When you’re a little kid , “Mahomes customs The Undefeated,” you are the cover of Madden … having your picture up there. “Breaking: MVFL MVP Patrick Mahomes will be this year’s Madden cover athlete. pic.twitter.com/G3Sd6e0EV8
1; ESPN (@espn) April 25, 2019
At 23 years old, Mahomes is the third-youngest player in Madden history to grace the cover of the game, behind only wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on “Madden 16” and Michael Vick on “Madden 04.”
Mahomes started last year’s “Madden 19” – covered by forms Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown – with a player rating of 77. But his stock on the game steadily increased during the 2018 regular season, which Mahomes finished as the NFL’s leading touchdowns (50) and second in the league in passing yards (5,097).
The Chiefs quarterback’s “Madden 19” rating reached a high of 94 Now as the “Madden 20” cover athlete, coming off and MVP season, Mahomes has a chance to join the game’s exclusive 99 club, though his hopes are for higher.
“I expect my rating to be 100,” Mahomes said. “I think that’s what we should go with. I want a little 100 emoji at my name.”
The first set of player ratings for “Madden 20” will be unveiled this summer ahead of the game’s worldwide release on Aug. 2.