E3 is right around the corner and EA Sports has just released their first look at Madden ’15 gameplay in their latest trailer. It features Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, the 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year.
Yes, he’s featured in the trailer but no, he’s not on the cover. A template was set in 2011 where EA Sports went off of a fan vote to decide which athlete will have the privilege of appearing on the cover of Madden ’15 and after going through 16 athletes, the list of candidates has come down to two: Cam Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers and Richard Sherman, cornerback for the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Keuchly was eliminated in the second round by the San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
After the announcement of Kaepernick’s 6-year, $126 million contract extension, EA Sports decided to reveal a screenshot of gameplay footage of the quarterback in Madden 15. Soon afterward, someone decided to crop the Madden 15 screenshot (bottom) next to a Madden 14 screenshot (top) to show the jaw dropping difference in graphics.
Seriously, one would think it was the real Kaepernick, what with the tattoos and all.