The third round of the EA Sports Madden cover vote is in full swing.
ESPN SportsNation revealed third-round results and announced the quarterfinal matchups for the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote, as fans have now cast 35 million votes throughout the campaign. In the Old School bracket Joe Montana will take on Barry Sanders, while Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will reignite their rivalry in the other matchup. In the New School bracket Arian Foster will square off against Russell Wilson, while Robert Griffin III and Adrian Peterson jockey for votes.
Jerry Rice stood as the top vote-getter in Round 3, trouncing Michael Strahan with 85% of the overall vote. Even though Strahan valiantly fought to get past Kurt Warner in the previous round, Rice’s momentum proved to be too much for the former Giants star. Adrian Peterson continues to run over the competition the same way he runs over opposing defenses in the New School bracket, garnering 81% of the vote in his matchup and spiking Rob Gronkowski.
Other voting highlights include: 35 million total votes cast to date, 5.9 million votes this round (2.4 million more than last year) and the matchup that drew the most votes this round was Arian Foster vs. Colin Kaepernick.
The stage is set for an incredible run to the finish, as some of the biggest names of both past and present continue to campaign for their spot on the cover of Madden NFL 25. Fans are invited to cast their votes atESPN.com/MaddenVote through their PC or mobile devices. For the chance to “Maximize” votes, ESPN andMadden NFL 25 have collaborated with Pepsi MAX to promote Twitter live voting every Tuesday throughout the Madden Cover Vote campaign, where tweets with each player’s respective Cover Vote hashtag will count as two votes. Double votes ends at midnight ET each Tuesday.
Embraced by fans and honored by critics for 25 years, Madden NFL is known as the NFL’s “33rd Franchise” due to its authentic gameplay, the development team’s unparalleled access to NFL resources and its prominent place in NFL culture.