Madden covers through the years

Take a stroll back through the faces of the classic video game franchise

Originally Published: June 26, 2014
By ESPN.com staff

The cover for "Madden 15" featuring Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was recently released, offering a perfect occasion for us to look back on the most memorable covers in the history of the franchise.

From John Madden himself to Sherman, we revisit our favorites:

Richard Sherman Madden Cover EA SportsRichard Sherman unsuccessfully lobbied for the entire Seattle secondary to appear on "Madden 15."

Barry Sanders Madden CoverEA SportsHall of Famer Barry Sanders was selected to adorn the game's silver anniversary edition.

Peyton Hillis Madden Cover EA SportsPeyton Hillis won the "Madden 12" vote after rushing for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2010.

Drew Brees Madden CoverEA SportsDrew Brees rode the Saints' win over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV to the "Madden 11" cover.

Troy Polamalu, Larry Fitzgerald Madden CoverEA SportsTroy Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald became the first "Madden" tandem after Super Bowl XLIII.

Brett Favre Madden Cover EA SportsBrett Favre originally appeared on "Madden 09" in Packers gear. A Jets edition was later released.

Shaun Alexander Madden CoverEA SportsShaun Alexander rushed for 1,880 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2005 en route to the "Madden 07" cover.

Ray Lewis Madden CoverEA SportsBaltimore's Ray Lewis became the first defensive player on the "Madden" cover in the 2005 edition.

Michael Vick Madden Cover EA SportsMichael Vick was picked for the "Madden" cover after his first season as a starter in 2002.

Marshall Faulk Madden CoverEA SportsMarshall Faulk had 2,000 yards from scrimmage three straight seasons en route to the "Madden" cover.

Eddie George Madden CoverEA SportsEddie George became the first player to headline the "Madden" cover on the heels of Super Bowl XXXIV.

First Madden CoverEA SportsJohn Madden, shown on the debut "Madden" cover, adorned the first 11 covers of the franchise.

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