Jeffery is in for a tough battle that nobody would expect him to win. Jeffery’s first round match-up is against the highest-paid, most dominant corner back in the NFL, from the Seattle Seahawks, Richard Sherman. As always, EA has given players seeds, much like many sports’ playoffs, and Jeffery is given the eighth-seed, which means he needs to upset no.1 overall in Sherman.
The Bears have never had a player on the cover of a Madden game. Most recently for Chicago video game covers, Derrick Rose appeared on some special covers of NBA 2k13, while Michael Jordan was one of three players featured on NBA 2k12, while having the 2k11 cover to himself. For EA games, NHL 10 had Patrick Kane on the cover, while the following year the franchise featured Jonathan Toews. The first major video game franchise to feature a Chicago athlete was an NFL game, NFL 2k3, who had Brian Urlacher on the cover.
While being on the cover of a video game will not gain any wins or stats, it’s a great honor for the player. Fans may be wary though, as the infamous Madden Curse struck the cover athlete last season. Sanders himself made the cover, and his Detroit Lions team choked away the NFC North in the latter half of the season.
To vote for, or, if you’re superstitious, against Jeffery in the cover vote, you can go to this ESPN link or vote on Twitter using the hash-tag #MaddenCover. The ESPN link allows only one vote per user, so if you’re adamant about Jeffery either making it or not, Twitter may be the best place to go. While you’re there, you can follow @DaWindyCityFS for all Chicago sports updates, and for the latest articles from the website.