EA Sports has today revealed that Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown will be the cover athlete of the standard edition of Madden 19, which hits shelves on August 10th. It was previously announced that Hall of Famer Terrell Owens will appear on the cover of the Hall of Fame Edition in his #81 Dallas Cowboys jersey. 

Fans can pre-order the standard edition now and receive their choice of one Elite Player from their favorite team, as well as five Gold Team Fantasy Packs. Click here for more info on both the standard and HOF editions of Madden 19.

It was recently revealed that the Philadelphia Eagles have a 90 overall rating in Madden 19, six points higher than the next best team - the New England Patriots. Next comes the Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints, each of whom have a rating of 83. The New York Jets sit at the bottom of the barrel with a rating of 72, slightly behind the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants.

According to EA Sports, seven players received the coveted 99 overall rating in this year's game. The Madden 99 club includes quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, wide receiver Antonio Brown, tight end Rob Gronkowski, linebackers Von Miller and Luke Kuechly, and defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

Fans who pre-order the $80 Hall of Fame Edition of Madden NFL 19 receive:

  • 3-day early access to the full game on August 7th
  • All the benefits of the standard edition
  • Two custom uniforms in Madden Ultimate Team
  • One Training Pack
  • Choice of five Elite Hall of Fame Legends, and more

According to IGN, "two notable enhancements that EA Sports is promising for Madden 19 include upgrades to Connected Franchises and improved player animation, like a running back pushing the pile upfront and cutting better against the defense."

“We’ve worked directly with community members on Madden NFL 19 to make a deeper, more immersive football game that gives players what they want - more choice, more control, and key enhancements to fan-favorite modes,” said Carlos Guerrero, Sr. Producer on Madden NFL 19. “Real Player Motion technology combined with all new franchise-building tools like Positional Archetypes and the return of Custom Draft Classes are features that football fans will find fun and engaging. Madden NFL 19 steps up the authentic football experience in so many ways.”

For more info on this year’s game, check out the Madden NFL 19 website.