Back to Back Cover Athlete?

Source: Forbes

Per a press release granted to Forbes contributor, Brian Mazique, Madden 17 will be released on August 23rd, 2016. This date is not surprising since Madden has traditionally been released the third or fourth week of August. Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants looks to be the first back to back cover athlete in Madden history.

Originally, the cover athlete was supposed to be revealed on May 12th at 6 P.M. ET on ESPN’s Sportscenter, but shortly after the press release Beckham Jr. tweeted this:

EA Sports Madden NFL replied three minutes later:

It’s unclear whether the information was leaked or if there’s some misunderstanding between Beckham and EA Sports. Either way, it appears Beckham has broken the news.

Madden 17 will be available for Xbox One, PS4, PS3, and Xbox 360. A trailer is expected to during the Sportscenter broadcast.