It looks Tim Tebow was no match for the Arian Nation. The freshly traded backup quarterback for the New York Jets was soundly defeated in the first round of the Madden NFL 13 cover vote by Texans running back Arian Foster.
The remainder of the Round 1 voting went as expected, except for the Matt Forte vs Patrick Willis matchup. The sixth-seeded Forte was upset by the 49ers linebacker. Tough break for one of the best backs in the league.
Voting for Round 2 runs from today until April 4. So get your votes in now for these second round matchups at ESPN.com/maddenvote:
Cam Newton (#1) vs Antonio Gates (#8)
LeSean McCoy (#5) vs Larry Fitzgerald (#4)
Patrick Willis (#11) vs Maurice Jones-Drew (#3)
Darrelle Revis (#7) vs Victor Cruz (#2)
Aaron Rodgers (#1) vs Marshawn Lynch (#8)
Ray Rice (#5) vs Drew Brees (#4)
Calvin Johnson (#6) vs Arian Foster (#3)
Jared Allen (#7) vs Rob Gronkowski (#2)