Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen: The Face of Madden NFL 24
Buffalo Bills' standout quarterback, Josh Allen, has been officially designated as the cover athlete for "Madden NFL 24". This prestigious honor adds him to the esteemed league of remarkable players who have graced the cover of this iconic video game franchise.
Josh Allen's journey to the top tier of NFL quarterbacks is a testament to his resilience, determination, and athletic prowess. His rookie season may have left room for improvement, but his performance in the subsequent seasons has been nothing short of exceptional. Over the past three seasons, Allen has consistently completed at least 63% of his passing attempts, throwing for more than 4,200 yards each season. This remarkable performance has been instrumental in propelling the Bills to the forefront of the AFC1.
Despite facing formidable opponents in the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals, the Buffalo Bills remain a dominant force in the AFC, thanks to Allen's consistent and impressive performance. With the third-best odds to win the Super Bowl (+800) and the second-best odds to win the AFC (+400), the Bills are undeniably a team to watch in the upcoming season.
Allen's accomplishment marks another significant milestone - he is the first player from the Bills to be selected as the cover athlete for the Madden franchise since players began to feature on the cover in 1994.
With the announcement of Allen's selection as the Madden cover athlete, discussions surrounding the infamous 'Madden Curse' have resurfaced. This long-standing legend suggests that the player featured on the cover of the Madden game may suffer a significant injury during the season or see a decline in performance. However, recent years have seen the power of this alleged curse wane, indicating that it may be more myth than fact.
A case in point is the performance of the previous cover athletes, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Despite not clinching the Super Bowl in the year they graced the cover, both players delivered extraordinary performances. Mahomes even won the Super Bowl MVP during his solo-cover year in 2019, while Brady bagged the regular-season MVP in 2017. This goes to show that the 'Madden Curse' might not be as potent as it once was thought to be.
As we look forward to the release of "Madden NFL 24", there is no doubt that Josh Allen's presence on the cover is well-deserved, marking an exciting chapter in both his career and the franchise's history. With the Buffalo Bills' strong prospects and Allen's proven track record, fans have every reason to anticipate a thrilling season ahead.