When EA Sports put up the Madden NFL 11 cover for voting, it was pretty obvious that neither Reggie Wayne nor Jared Allen had any real chance of winning over Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees. This time around, the field is wide open: EA is letting you vote on 32 potential Madden NFL 12 cover candidates, one from each NFL team. Voting will take place on the website for ESPN's SportsNation, which airs weekdays at 4 PM ET on ESPN2 and will be conducting interviews with the candidates throughout the voting period.
The athletes have been placed into a seeded bracket -- the top seeds for the NFC and AFC are Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers, respectively -- and each of the 16 matchups pits divisional rivals against each other. Rodgers faces Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh; Brees is up against QB Josh Freeman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware will try to take down Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick.
Voting begins today; each round will last for approximately one week, with the final showdown coming during the week of April 18-26. SportsNation will reveal the winner live on its April 27th broadcast.
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