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Has a Bengals player ever graced the cover of 'Madden'? Looking at the game's history

"Madden" revealed its 2025 cover star Tuesday, and it's not Joe Burrow.

Cincinnati fans had hoped Burrow would be the first-ever Bengals player to be featured on the cover of the NFL video game.

Instead, San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey will grace the "Madden 25" cover, the company announced on social media.

Here's what to know about past "Madden" covers.

When is the 'Madden 25' cover reveal?

The "Madden 25" cover was revealed Tuesday.

'Madden' cover history over the years

Josh Allen was on the cover of "Madden 24." (Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
Josh Allen was on the cover of "Madden 24." (Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Has a Bengals player ever been on the cover of 'Madden'?

"Madden" has never featured a Bengals player on the cover. However, a Northern Kentucky native was the front man on the 2007 version.

This screenshot shows Joe Burrow before a simulated “Madden 24” game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks.
This screenshot shows Joe Burrow before a simulated “Madden 24” game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks.

Running back Shaun Alexander from Florence, Kentucky, who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders, was pictured on the cover that year.

More: Former Boone County star Shaun Alexander inducted into Seattle Seahawks' Ring of Honor

Former Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson was also on the cover of "NFL Street 3."

'Madden 25' release date

"Madden 25" is coming out Aug. 16, the franchise confirmed Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: 'Madden' cover history: These are all the players who have been on it