With EA Sports College Football coming back to video game consoles, who should grace the cover of the new game? It should be one of these players.
It’s Christmas in February with EA Sports announcing the return of their popular college football video game. EA Sports College Football will be the new name of the game formerly known as NCAA Football, but the rest of the game should remain the same, albeit with fun new updates considering it’ll be the first version since 2013.
The catch is it won’t be available immediately for fans who are longing for the days of starting a dynasty and recruiting five-star athletes to campus. There is no return date set but fingers crossed it will be for sale in time for the 2022 college football season.
With so much time before the game is released, let’s think about who could be on the cover of EA Sports College Football.
Who will be on the cover of EA Sports College Football?
Denard Robinson was the last cover athlete, appearing on NCAA Football 14, but there have been several great college football players who never got the chance to be on a cover. One solution could be a collage-style cover where more than one athlete gets on the cover.
1. Joe Burrow, LSU
Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow tweeted he wanted to be on the cover and as soon as he gets out of college, they announce the return of the game. Perhaps it’s not too late and Burrow can get on there after all?
2. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Lawrence didn’t win a Heisman during his remarkable three-year career at Clemson, but he won a national championship, played in another and made the College Football Playoff all three years. As one of the best college football players, he’s a logical candidate.
T3. Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray went back-to-back as Heisman Trophy winners and led Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff in those years. Then, they were both the No. 1 picks in the NFL Draft. Could the former teammates in Norman team up on the cover of EA Sports College Football?
5. Lamar Jackson, Louisville
There is arguably no player that would have been more fun to play as than the former Louisville quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, Lamar Jackson. His running ability is unlike anything we’ve seen since peak Michael Vick and he would have put up insane video-game numbers, just as he did in real life, winning a Heisman and later an NFL MVP.
6. DeVonta Smith, Alabama
The first receiver to win the Heisman Trophy since Desmond Howard in 1991 has to be a candidate to make the cover, right?! Right. DeVonta Smith would join the quarterback candidates as a great cover athlete and his one-handed touchdown catch vs. LSU would make for a great action shot.
7. Derrick Henry, Alabama
There could be a collage of just Heisman winners from Alabama if Derrick Henry joins Smith. The bull-dozing running back has continued to truck would-be tacklers in the NFL as a two-time rushing champion.
8. Justin Fields, Ohio State
Justin Fields didn’t win a Heisman Trophy unlike those previously mentioned, but he was the runner-up to Burrow in 2019 and could have had a fighting chance to win in 2020 if not for a shortened season and the otherwordly numbers posted by Smith. A dual-threat talent like Fields would have been a joy to play as in the game.
Current college stars
9. D.J. Uiagalalei, Clemson
The next great quarterback at Clemson, D.J. Uiagalalei gave fans a glimpse of his immense potential when he started two games for Lawrence who was out after testing positive for COVID. A favorite to be the top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and Heisman candidate, DJU would be an easy choice if EA goes with active players.
10. Bryce Young, Alabama
Bryce Young came to Alabama with five-star hype and a viable challenger to Mac Jones who ended up finishing third in the Heisman. That’s the type of potential Young brings to the quarterback position for the Crimson Tide. Young is an electrifying runner and passer in the mold of Murray.
11. Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma
Spencer Rattler is the early favorite to win the Heisman in 2021 and join Mayfield and Murray as recent winners from Oklahoma. And add to Jason White and Sam Bradford as signal-callers to leave Norman with the hardware. This could be his final season in college so a nice parting gift could be appearing on the cover of EA Sports College Football.