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The idea has been in development intermittently

  • Madden was first released to PC in 1988, during Jackson's second season in the NFL. But due to licensing issues as well as mut coins madden 22 a hip injury that occurred during the 1990 NFL season that forced his early retirement from football. Jackson never appeared in Madden during his playing years. It wasn't until 2014 that Jackson became a part of the Madden debut as a special-edition participant with the Ultimate Team game mode.

    This week, EA Sports announced that not only will Jackson return to the game to play for the first time in a while ever since Madden NFL 15 in 1987, but Jackson will also have the privilege of being an official Madden cover player. About 35 years after his NFL career began in 1987, Jackson appears on a unique digital cover for Madden NFL 22. Starting on Friday, Madden NFL players will once again be allowed to play the game online. EA Sports also teamed up with Nike to re-create the brand's famous Bo Knows ad campaign by creating a digitally rendered version of his signature shoe which is called the Nike Air Bo Turf in the gameplay.

    Jackson was the 7th running back designated as a Madden cover athlete, following Eddie George (Madden 2001), Marshall Faulk (Madden 2003), Shaun Alexander (Madden 2007), Peyton Hillis (Madden 12), Adrian Peterson and Barry Sanders (both Madden 25).

    Before the cover unveiling, the Undefeated's Aaron Dodson caught up with Jackson to discuss the Tecmo Bowl days, how Bo Knows came to life, his Madden return, and more.

    Edited to improve clarity and length.

    What does it mean to you to finally be a cover player in the sport, 35 years after the time your career started?

    The idea has been in development intermittently for several years. It was time to get it just right for my brand. In collaboration with the Madden people to get things sorted out, check all the i's and make sure that all the t's were crossed -Once we had it done, everything else was just going for it. I knew that, somewhere in my life, I did something right in order to still be regarded as one of the greatest sportsmen from more than 30 years ago. Madden isn't convinced enough of me to do something like this.

    Your video game legacy dates back to 1989 when you became the center of attention at Tecmo Bowl. What was cheap Madden nfl 22 coins it like to see yourself from the back of your mind?