Today EA announced that New Orleans’ Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 11. This honor should be a bit more meaningful to Brees considering that it was the first time fans got to vote on which athlete would appear on the cover.
It should also come as no surprise that Brees won out over Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne considering the fact that Brees’s team won Super Bowl XLIV and he was named MVP of that game.
After hearing the announcement, Brees stated: “The Madden NFL franchise holds a special place in popular culture and the cover is a coveted position for players all over the league. I’m honored to be the first cover athlete chosen by Madden NFL fans and it’s a great way to cap off an amazing year for the Saints and the city of New Orleans.”
Gamers will be able to pick up Madden NFL 11 on August 10 on the PS3, PS2, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, and mobile platforms including iPhone OS.
I’m sure there are some football fanatics out there. What do you guys think of this pick? Does Brees really deserve this? Who would you have picked instead? Let us know by leaving a comment below.