One of the NFL's best wide receiver's finally gets his Madden due, gracing the cover of Madden NFL 19's standard edition.

Antonio Brown Named Madden 19 Cover Athlete

One of the NFL's best wide receiver's finally gets his Madden due, gracing the cover of Madden NFL 19's standard edition.

Earlier this year, we made our predictions for the cover of Madden 19. We took a few big chances and made some bold claims, but even from the arm-chair it was painfully obvious Antonio Brown was a front-runner for the latest installment of the storied franchise.

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Today, EA made that prediction a reality by officially unveiling the dangerous Pittsburgh Steeler’s wide receiver as the cover athlete for Madden 19‘s standard edition. The Hall of Fame edition will feature renowned wide out and 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Terrell Owens. 

Brown, who’s played his entire career in Pittsburgh and been to six Pro Bowls for the team, said he was honored to make this year’s cover: 

“I am beyond honored to be on the cover of both Madden games. There’s a lot of milestones athletes dream of, and after being inducted into the Madden 99 Club earlier this year, and now appearing on the cover of this year’s games, it’s clear that business is not just booming, but I’m also among the all-time greatest with these honors.

According to the recently released Madden 19 player ratings, Brown is rated a 99 overall, the highest rating a player can receive in the game. 

Set to release August 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Madden 19 looks to improve on the additions brought to Madden 18. The Longshot story mode that first made its appearance last year will make a return with Longshot: Homecoming, a narrative that will introduce more storylines and the ability for players to continue the journeys of both Devin Wade and Colt Cruise. 

On top of that, Madden 19 looks to increase player immersion and create a truly engrossing football simulation with the inclusion of Real Player Motion (RPM), a system that “will give fans even more control of in-game moves and immersive animations, making AB [Antonio Brown] and other players move and act like their real-life counterparts as they charge through the game, showcasing their unique personalities, mannerisms, and of course, celebrations.”

Those who pre-order the Hall of Fame edition of Madden 19 will gain access to the game on August 7, three days before the game’s official release date. Players who subscribe to EA Access and/or Origin Access will receive a free 10-hour demo of Madden 19, while those who subscribe to Origin Access Premier will get the game on PC on August 2. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on Madden 19 as it develops.  


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