After four grueling weeks of tournament style voting by Madden NFL fans, Seattle Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman will be your next Madden Cover athlete.


Having the honor of the Madden cover this year, Sherman beat out 31 other all-star athletes in the tournament voting, including “Legion of Boom” teammate Earl Thomas. Sherman will be featured as only the third defender to ever reach the Madden cover, and appropriately the first trailer for released by EA for the title places defense at the forefront (shown above.)

Sherman will assuredly enjoy his time in the spotlight, and if you’re looking for something interesting to read, be sure to keep up with him on Twitter, as his peers in the NFL will surely have a thing or two to say about his worthiness of the cover. Since Sherman’s famous rant in the NFC championship game last year, he’s been in many debates around the league as to who really is the “best in the game.”