The cover athlete for one of the most popular video games in the world has been revealed. Drum roll, please! Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes will grace the cover of Madden 20. This choice seems like a no-brainer, but of course, fans of the popular game will always debate why or why not this is the right choice.

Patrick Mahomes MVP ride carries him to Madden 20

After just one season as a starting quarterback in the NFL, Patrick Mahomes has become a household name. On the heels of his MVP season in 2018, Mahomes is now the cover athlete for arguably the most popular sports video game in the world.

Life is good for No. 15.

When you think about it, what this kid achieved last season was incredible.

In fact, it is fitting that he will be on the cover of Madden 20 this fall. His stats last season were very video game-like! Mahomes passed for over 5,000 yards and tossed 50 touchdowns in his first season as the Kansas City Chiefs starting QB.

If that isn’t impressive enough, the Chiefs were just minutes from winning the AFC Championship against the New England Patriots. Unfortunately, Mahomes and Kansas City came up just short when they fell in overtime by the final score of 37-31.

Things will be tougher in year two for Mahomes as defenses will have a lot more information and video on the rising star.

But right now there is no arguing that he deserves the praise. And who knows, he may play even better in 2019. If he does, you can pencil the Chiefs in the AFC Championship once again.

If you can't get enough football, just keep this in mind. In just over two months NFL mini-camps will open. In three months (just after the Fourth of July or so) all clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players.

Then on August 1, which is exactly 98 days from now, the NFL Hall of Fame game between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons will take place from Canton, Ohio.

It really isn't that far away!

Madden history

As NFL fans know, the Madden 19 cover athlete was Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown. Brown, who is now a member of the Oakland Raiders, already seems like a distant memory in the Steel City.

Current Steelers star JuJu Smith-Schuster did his own lobbying for the cover earlier today before the big announcement. VGR reported Smith-Schuster tweeted out a “mock cover” with himself as the featured Madden 20 athlete.

Hey, you can’t blame Smith-Schuster for trying! Now that he will be the No. 1 guy in Pittsburgh, who knows. He may be prepping for that Madden 2021 cover.

Detroit Lions fans will be able to see Maholmes first hand this year when the Chiefs come to Ford Field on September 29.

Do you think Patrick Mahomes was the right choice for the Madden 19 cover? If not who would you have rather seen?