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Lamar Jackson is the Madden NFL 21 cover athlete, and it'd be rude if we didn't all act surprised

June 16, 2020 1 min read

Lamar Jackson, reigning NFL MVP and the most exciting player in football, is the cover star of Madden NFL 21. This is the part where we all feign surprise. Whoa, crazy!

This isn't so much a reveal as it is a confirmation. Jackson already accidentally outed himself as this year's Madden star back in April, and EA just awkwardly sat on its existing marketing schedule for two more months. EA Sports gave a nod to Jackson's slip-up -- it had to, it was so egregious and definite -- but has stayed silent since then: 

Lamar Jackson is the Madden NFL 21 cover athlete, and it'd be rude if we didn't all act surprised screenshot

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