June 16 (UPI) — Baltimore Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson was formally unveiled because the cover athlete for EA Sports activities’ Madden NFL 21 on Tuesday.

“With model and swag uniquely his personal, reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson dazzles on the brand new Madden NFL 21 cover as he does towards the opposition on gameday,” EA Sports activities wrote on its official web site. “Dynamic agility and blazing velocity make the Baltimore Ravens celebrity QB untouchable within the open subject.

“The face of a fearless new era of rising NFL stars, Jackson has modified the sport.”

When the soccer online game formally releases worldwide Aug. 28, Jackson — at 23 years previous — would be the third-youngest participant to grace the cover of the Madden NFL sequence, behind solely star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Madden NFL 16 and former scrambler Michael Vick on Madden NFL 04.

Jackson is also the ninth quarterback — and sixth black signal-caller — to seem on the cover, following Daunte Culpepper (2002), Vick (2004), Donovan McNabb (2006), Vince Younger (2008), Brett Favre (2009), Drew Brees (2011), Tom Brady (2018) and Patrick Mahomes (2020).

“My supervisor instructed me Madden was fascinated by me being on the cover. I used to be very excited,” Jackson stated in an interview with The Undefeated. “That is a child’s dream and I am a grown man now. From getting drafted two years in the past to successful MVP, it seems like every part has occurred so quick.

“Now, I am blissful to be a component of this, similar to all the opposite greats who’ve been on the cover.”

Madden NFL 21 — which can have normal, deluxe and MVP editions — will first be playable Aug. 25 to those that pre-order the sport or have EA Entry. Will probably be launched for Xbox One, PlayStation four and Microsoft Home windows, then can be out there on the upcoming consoles Xbox Sequence X and PlayStation 5.