The final voting has been tallied and we now know which NFL star will grace the cover of the much anticipated Madden 15 video game. After the lengthy process, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will continue his successful year that started with a Super Bowl victory back in February as he beat out Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the finals.
Afterward, a lot of people on twitter had a reaction to the outcome, as usual.
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) June 6, 2014
And the Madden Cover — blessing or curse — goes to…Seahawks CB Richard Sherman. #MaddenCover
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 6, 2014
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) June 6, 2014
— Pac-12 Networks (@Pac12Networks) June 6, 2014
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) June 6, 2014
Final Madden NFL 15 cover votes – Total votes: 661412 Richard Sherman 56% Cam Newton 44%
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) June 6, 2014
Welp, Richard Sherman’s season officially over
— Evil Mike Tomlin (@EvilMikeTomlin) June 6, 2014
Richard Sherman? Seriously? Where is the Peyton Manning option?? He had a better year than pretty much anybody!
— Dustin Allen (@DALLENninety9) June 6, 2014
Yess!! Richard Sherman is the cover athlete for Madden this year so now he’ll get the curse and tear his ACL or something
— Blake Trexler (@Btrex1720) June 6, 2014
Of course, there has to be a lot of pessimism thrown in there about the “Madden Curse,” it’s a yearly tradition. Still, congrats to Sherman on continuing what has been one hell of a successful year.