EA Sports dropped a bomb on the video gaming world with the announcement it would be bringing back college football Saturdays.
Since the release of NCAA Football 14 back in 2013, dozens of future NFL stars missed out on the opportunity play as themselves in one of the most celebrated sports video game franchises ever.
All I ever wanted was to be on the cover of this game and as soon as I graduate they bring it back https://t.co/C6JhkfQMpJ
— Joey Burrow (@JoeyB) February 2, 2021
Return of EA Sports College Football
Imagine being able to take control of Joe Burrow and the 2019 LSU Tigers on your way to seven top-10 wins and a Heisman trophy? (I think we just gave you a classic team EA).
Had the game not taken a near decade-long hiatus, Burrow likely would’ve found himself on the cover of NCAA 20. However, the Bengals No. 1 pick wasn’t the only one to react to college football’s video game comeback. Madden 21 Pro Bowl MVP, Kyler Murray, put in his bid to be the first cover athlete for the new series.
Put a real one on the cover! 😂 https://t.co/7RRprTaohB
— Kyler Murray (@K1) February 2, 2021
Even the New Orleans Saints celebrated with a poll asking Who Dat Nation who their favorite NCAA Football cover star was.
So @EASPORTS announced their college football game is coming back! 🙌
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) February 2, 2021
EA Sports College Football game isn’t expected to feature real college athletes in its initial return, but putting a real star on the cover could go a long way. Past college sports titles always showcased an athlete that was no longer in school at the time of release in order to avoid NCAA violations.
Who would you like to see grace the inaugural cover of EA Sports College Football? Which athletes do you think missed out on past covers? Let us know in the comments section!
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