Madden NFL 21 reveals Lamar Jackson as cover athlete

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Madden NFL 21 (Image credit: EA)

What you need to know

  • EA recently revealed Madden NFL 21 to the world.
  • It's launching on Xbox One and other platforms in August.
  • Lamar Jackson is the cover star.
  • The game will be enhanced for Xbox Series X.

Today, EA unveiled that Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson on the cover of EA Sports Madden NFL 21 across all editions of the game. The developer also released a new trailer for NFL 21 on current-generation platforms. It's coming to Xbox One and PC on August 28. It should be upgraded for Xbox Series X by the time the console launches.

Lamar Jackson said the following about NFL 21.

I grew up playing Madden and owned every copy I could get my hands on, so to be on the cover of Madden NFL 21 is a dream come true, especially when the cover represents so much of my story. The welcome to the Madden family from around the league and from fans has been phenomenal and I think people will have a lot of fun with the new features coming in this year's game.

According to EA, Madden NFL 21 will bring players closer to the field than ever before with an unrivaled football experience and innovative gameplay including improved ball-carrier mechanics for all-out control in the running back and receiver positions and enhanced D-Line mechanics that make the pass rush positions more responsive.

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