- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Baltimore Ravens quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson said he has agreed to be the cover athlete for EA Sports’ “Madden 21” later this year.

On a video call with reporters, his first media availability since the Ravens’ postseason ended in January, Jackson was asked about a report that said he was the front-runner for the honor.

“They talked to me. I should be on the cover athlete of ‘Madden,’” Jackson said.

Jackson said he doesn’t fear the so-called “Madden curse,” in which players who grace the video game’s cover suffer either an injury or surprisingly poor play the following season.

“It’s always been a dream of mine, since I was a little kid, since I first started playing ‘Madden,’” Jackson said. “It’s dope. I had every ‘Madden‘ so for me to be on the front of it, that’s a dream come true.”



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