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Patrick Mahomes is the ‘Madden NFL 20’ cover athlete

The reigning MVP becomes the first current Chiefs player in franchise history to earn the cover.

NFL players have regularly been featured on the cover of Madden since the year 2001, and during that time, no Kansas City Chiefs player has earned the honor (we’re not counting you, Peyton Hills).

That was until Thursday night, when Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named the Madden NFL 20 cover athlete.

The honor comes after a season in which Mahomes threw for 50 touchdowns and more than 5,000 yards en route to becoming the first player in Chiefs franchise history to earn the AP NFL MVP award.

And don’t worry. If Mahomes can do this, he should have no problem breaking some silly curse.

Here are the NFL athletes who preceded Mahomes on the cover of Madden:

Madden cover athletes over the years

Game Athlete
Game Athlete
Madden NFL 2001 Eddie George (Titans)
Madden NFL 2002 Daunte Culpepper (Vikings)
Madden NFL 2003 Marshall Faulk (Rams)
Madden NFL 2004 Michael Vick (Falcons)
Madden NFL 2005 Ray Lewis (Ravens)
Madden NFL 06 Donovan McNabb (Eagles)
Madden NFL 07 Shaun Alexander (Seahawks)
Madden NFL 08 Vince Young (Titans)
Madden NFL 09 Brett Favre (Packers, Jets)
Madden NFL 10 Troy Polamalu (Steelers), Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals)
Madden NFL 11 Drew Brees (Saints)
Madden NFL 12 Peyton Hillis (Browns)
Madden NFL 13 Calvin Johnson (Lions)
Madden NFL 25 Barry Sanders (Lions), Adrian Peterson (Vikings)
Madden NFL 15 Richard Sherman (Seahawks)
Madden NFL 16 Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants)
Madden NFL 17 Rob Gronkowski (Patriots)
Madden NFL 18 Tom Brady of the (Patriots)
Madden NFL 19 Antonio Brown (Steelers), Terrell Owens (Cowboys)
Madden NFL 20 Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs)

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