The competition for the cover of Madden 25 has a bit of March Madness attached to it. Instead of just current players that the fans get to vote on, EA Sports has added in a legends bracket for to vote on as well.
The retired players are considered the "Old School" bracket, while the current players are the "New School" bracket.
With the theme of March Madness, Strahan and Cruz were each given seeds in their respective brackets and paired off against another player. For Cruz as the No. 11 seed, he took on Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, who was the No. 6 seed.
Miller won the voting 51 percent to 49, thus eliminating the Giants wide receiver from the Madden tournament.
On the other side, the former Giants defensive end Strahan was the No. 5 seed and faced off against No. 12 seed and former Green Bay Packer wide receiver Sterling Sharpe.
Strahan won the voting 69 percent to 31, and will move on to face No. 4 seed and former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner.
Ironically, Strahan was a teammate of Warner's when they were both on the Giants in the 2004 season.
Fans can continue to vote for their favorites on EAsports.com and the winner of the tournament will be announced on April 24.
No New York Giants player has ever graced the cover of the video game since EA Sports started putting players on it initially in 2001, when Eddie George of the Tennessee Titans was the first player to be on it.
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