Barry Sanders, a man who needs no introduction, squares off against Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings in the final round of the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote.
Sanders played his entire career with the Detroit Lions and retired in 1999 as one of the greatest running backs of all time. He previously appeared on the cover of Madden NFL 2000 as well as All-Pro Football 2K8. Some say Sanders’ retirement mere weeks before he became the first player to appear on the cover of a Madden NFL game was the impetus of the infamous “Madden Curse.” Up to that point, only John Madden had been pictured on the game’s cover.
Peterson, nicknamed “All Day” for his ability to running prowess, holds the record for most rushing yards in a single game (296). He joined the exclusive “2,000 Yard Club” last season on the way to the NFL MVP Award.
So who’s it going to be? Cast your vote now at ESPN.com/MaddenVote. The winner will be announced on ESPN2’s SportsNation on Wednesday, April 24 at 8 PM (Eastern Time).