Round 2 of the Madden NFL 25 Cover Vote is underway after a fairly unsurprising first round. Adrian Peterson and Barry Sanders went beast mode and easily won their first round matchups. Sanders secured the largest margin of victory of any of the first round matchups claiming 95% of the overall vote against Bears legend Ron Rivera, while Peterson claimed 94% in his victory over Carson Palmer. Neither is any surprise and we wouldn’t expect anything less from two of the great RBs in NFL history.
There was an upset with No. 11 Darrelle Revis knocking off No. 6 Jamaal Charles. In the tightest first round matchup, Von Miller defeated Victor Cruz, scraping across the finish line with 51% of the votes. Other voting highlights include:
- Head-to-head first round matchups averaged 653,000 votes each, with 36% of all votes coming from mobile
- Joe Montana led all old school players with 640,000 votes, while Adrian Peterson led the new school bracket with 594,000 votes
- Joe Montana vs. Jake Delhomme led the first round matchups with more than 700,000 total votes
Voting for round two is now open and will continue through Wednesday, March 27. Fans are invited to cast their votes at ESPN.com/MaddenVote through their PC or mobile devices. For the chance to “Maximize” votes, ESPN and Madden NFL 25 have partnered with Pepsi MAX to promote Twitter live voting every Tuesday throughout the Madden Cover Vote campaign, where tweets with each player’s respective cover vote hashtag will count as two votes. Double votes ends at midnight ET each Tuesday.