Is Brett Favre to stay a Packer on the Madden 09 Cover?

Is this the latest Madden 09 cover?

For those of you who don’t know (or follow football), the Green Bay Packers legendary Quarterback- Brett Farve- is the cover boy of Madden 09, and now the new QB of New York Jets (via a trade last night between the Packers and Jets after a  seemingly endless saga of Favre’s retirement/ un-retirement and general “fight” with the Packers- for those of you who would like to know more on this, check Sports Illustrated). Now this trade of Favre to the Jets last night left a few questions to be answered by EA Sports (makers of the Madden franchise):  1. As the title of this post says: does Favre stay a Packer on the cover, or does a new cover come out with him on the Jets?  2. Are you going to be ready to play with Favre on the Jets right from the launch of Madden? For the answers, hit the More link.

So now let’s get to the answers.

1.  EA Sports said that they will not change the packaging for Madden 09 and repackage and ship everything already prepared  just for a new cover. For those Jets fans out there (or anyone else with the need to have the “perfect” cover on your Madden), EA Sports did say that they will be releasing very soon a free downloadable cover, that you can print and put into the Madden case with Favre in a Jets uniform (I doubt though it will be the picture at the top- that is a pic from the EA simulation of how the teams rumored to get Favre would do with and without him- check it here).

Favre in Jets uniform in Madden 09

2. There WILL be a roster update available at the launch of Madden on Tuesday with all the latest rosters including Favre to the Jets, (former New York Giants Tight End) Jeremy Shockey to the New Orleans Saints etc., and you can download that from your copy of Madden 09- as long as you got Internet access from your respective system.

Ok, so theres the latest Madden 09 update. Keep checking  back for more Madden info, as well as what we think of the new game once it fully comes out. What you think- you gonna download this new cover and swap it into your copy of Madden 09 on Tuesday? Let us know in the comments.

Info and top pic from

Posted on August 7, 2008, in Video Games and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I like Brett Favre and respect his decision to continue playing. However, Brett Favre has no idea what he has gotten himself into. The New York media is NOTHING like the Green Bay media which treated him like a legend and icon for many years. A few bad games (and there will be many of those) the media will be in his grill and poor Brett will quickly question WHY he came out of retirement. Good luck Brett!

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