Jamaal Charles has advanced to the round of 8 in this years Madden 15 cover vote. If you are the superstitious type, that means Charles is one step closer to being cursed. Either that or setting records like Calvin Johnson did following his Madden cover appearance, but I digress.
Charles narrowly edged out Cincinnati Bengal WR A.J. Green. Charles captured 52% of the vote to Green’s 48%. The other close match up was between Denver Bronco WR Demaryius Thomas and Carolina Panther LB Luke Kuechly, where Kuechly was able to take down the only other AFC West candidate Thomas with 51% of the vote.
Charles is matched up with Carolina Panther QB Cam Newton in the round of 8 and will need every last vote to move on to the next round. Newton was on the winning end of the biggest blow out of the previous round receiving 80% of the votes to opponent Pittsburgh Steeler WR Antonio Brown‘s 20%.
Chiefs are torn on this issue. The players that have graced the cover of the iconic video game have suffered poor seasons and injuries time and again. Calvin Johnson is one of the exception. This is much like the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Either you believe it or you don’t.
Still, a player has to be good to even be considered for the cover. Jamaal Charles has earned this opportunity. It will be interested to see if he makes it.
Round 2 voting ends on May 22nd so get your votes in now before it is too late.
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