Josh Allen Is The "Madden 24" Cover Athlete

He's the first Bills player to receive the honor.

BYBen Mock
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We're at the halfway mark between the Super Bowl and the subsequent NFL season. That means it's time for everyone's favorite offseason activity - six weeks of outrageous hype about the new Madden game. Now for those who might be unaware, there are a few stages of the Madden hype cycle.

Firstly, EA makes a big deal about the cover athlete for the new game. This is a double-edged sword due to the whole "Madden Curse" (player appears on the cover of Madden and then proceeds to suck the following season). After that comes EA making a big deal about player ratings and everyone getting really mad about those. Finally, the game comes out and everyone gets mad about that. We are currently in stage one.

Josh Allen And Bills Fans Grace The Cover Of Madden 24

EA revealed the two covers for Madden 24 on June 7. The single-athlete cover features Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Meanwhile, the alternate cover features an image of Allen surrounded by Bills staff and fans. It's the first time a Bills player has been featured since the cover format began in 2000. Revealing the covers on Twitter, Allen said it was a "childhood dream come true." Allen is the ninth quarterback to be featured as the Madden cover athlete. Aside from the Madden 23 John Madden memorial cover, quarterbacks have been the cover athlete every year since 2020.

But now the Bills are burdened with a very important task - they absolutely have to win the Super Bowl this year. This is because the Bills are the most successful meme in the NFL. They aren't a meme in the same way the Browns and Jets are. However, the Bills are that one team that always seems like they are a contender and yet they are, watching prom night from the bleachers. The Madden Curse has been dormant for a couple of years and if the Bills ever want to be taken seriously ever again, they absolutely have to win the Super Bowl this year. What do you think about Allen as the Madden cover athlete? Let us know in the comments. Follow all the latest sports news here at HotNewHipHop.

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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.