Detroit Lions wide receiver Cavlin Johnson will be the first player of the franchise to adorn the Madden NFL video game cover. He will be on the "Madden NFL 2013" cover. Here is a look back at the covers since 2001.
John Madden himself was on the cover on editions released between 1988 and 1999. Barry Sanders was on the 2000 cover, but in the background behind Dorsey Levens and Madden.