Calvin Johnson Madden 2013 cover revealed

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on May 8, 2012 – 4:53 pm

The day before the NFL Draft, Calvin Johnson was announced the winner of the 2013 Madden Cover vote.

Today, less than two weeks later, the cover has been revealed by EA Sports.

The cover features a photo from the photo shoot done immediately following the unveiling. Johnson has his hands out, ready to catch a pass, with key landmarks from the City of Detroit (Ford Field, the Renaissance Center) in the background.

What do you think, Lions fans?

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36 Responses to “Calvin Johnson Madden 2013 cover revealed”

  1. By Megatron115 on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    I was hoping that the would have used the picture of him leaping in the endzone over three cowboy defenders.

  2. By Justin Price on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    Basically an awesome cover for madden! Especially becuase it has the greatest team in the NFL plastered all over it!! Calvin deserves this honor and many more honors. Im keepin this madden Cover till the day i pass.

  3. By Bobby Reed on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    It’s been a long time coming, just great.

  4. By Tom Kennedy on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    Nice! Well he might not get a Superbowl ring but he certainly is getting paid!

  5. By juice5114 on May 8, 2012 | Reply


  6. By Erges on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    They should have put that Megatron pic from the Playoff game

  7. By Jordan on May 8, 2012 | Reply


  8. By TairyHesticles on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    I would’ve loved to see any picture of him catching one of those fade routes, he’s one of the best players to run them in this game today.

  9. By Don on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    THAT IS SWEET BABY! M-E-G-A-T-R-O-N!!!!!!!!

  10. By Grimmdog16 on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    NOOOOOO!! The Madden curse is real!!! This is terrible. I have followed Madden Football for a long time..and EVERY cover person on the game for each year has had a terrible season or gets injured!! Do the research fans.

  11. By King LP on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    It uses kinect? Nice….

  12. By dewalt2990 on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    I think they could have found a better picture of Calvin. Preferably running and stiff-arming..or running someone over. I mean..this picture isnt even from an actual game…it’s posed..fake..whatever..who cares..

  13. By dewalt2990 on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    …on second though, they couldn’t have Calvin wearing Reebok gear on the cover with the new Nike contract. That’s why the picture was staged.

  14. By TomJ31 on May 8, 2012 | Reply


  15. By Kate on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    Megatron is it. Looks like I’ll have to buy this game.

  16. By bamfu on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    not feeling this cover as much as i thought i would. should have went with either a ‘faceless’ pic or have him with the helmet shield. don’t like the closeup of his face or the gap in his teeth. just doesn’t look right to me. i like the first ‘reveal’ cover more than this one but oh well.

    could have made him half calvin half megatron too. that would have been bad ass imho.

  17. By andrew on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    damn, they should have used the black visor, more intimidating, is it too late to change the cover, sorry ea but you screwed this one up, i was really looking forward to this cover too

  18. By LIONNUTS on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Nice. I gotta get a pair of those gloves!

  19. By ashevillain on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Should have at least had his head turned a bit so you could see the Lions’ logo on the side of the helmet.

  20. By chadnezzar38 on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    we’re toast…. wish he didn’t win the “honor” of bein on the cover…. CURSE YOU MADDEN FOOTBALL! ! ! !

  21. By vern huxley on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Purrfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Calvin earned it and “REAL” Lions Fans should love it. I do agree that maybe alittle more on the helmet but at this point if there”s anybody out there that does”nt know that CJ isn”t a Detroit Lion then there not paying attention. Go Lions

  22. By Lionsfan_4lyfe on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    You guys this is an actual picture of him catching a ball during a photoshoot, its nit a random picture, i think it looks sweet!!!

  23. By Starkicker on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Madden 2013 cover now, Lombardi trophy in February … gonna be a good year if you wear Honolulu Blue. Go Lions!

  24. By T.N.E on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    You earned it Calvin!!!

  25. By Cody on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    lol… actually a pretty terrible cover.

  26. By Ryan Brockman on May 9, 2012 | Reply


  27. By Ryan Brockman on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    IT would be sweet if he transformed into megaton

  28. By dan on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    even calvin himself said he didnt like any of the poses they did that day and because he didnt have his visor he had hoped that they would use a pick of him with his visor on. i guess he was right i think he would have looked more like a transformer with his black visor on they should have let him wear it.

  29. By dan on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    i love the background but he looks like he has buck teeth thats the most terrible pick of him i have ever seen.

  30. By dan on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    they should have had a pick of optimus prime defending him lol

  31. By AL on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Im from Detroit, Ive been a big fan since day one. Through the good and all the bad no matter what!!!! It looks like were moving in the right direction now. Barry Sanders has allways been my favorite player. I sure do love the new LIONS!!!!!
    Now if we can only get to the super bowl and win. GO LIONS

  32. By AL on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    ps megatron has made us proud keep up the good work, nice pic and nice backround,,,,AL

  33. By Kevin Kbakil on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I only play with the LIONS on Madden anyway so YAH!!!!

  34. By wendymaddy on May 11, 2012 | Reply

    nice picture of those grasping hands that have caught so many fine passes to put us into the playoffs in just three years from ground zero! wish they could have featured one of those record-breaking jumps straight up into the air! but this will do. glad they put ford field and the renaissance center in there, too. good publicity for detroit. all things detroit seem to be looking up some. smile, everybody!

  35. By Detroit Lions Junkie on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    It looks amazing!

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