We might not have a NFL season but Madden NFL 12 is still slated to hit stores in August. In a new twist for this year, fans will be able to vote for the cover athlete in a 32-player playoff from today through April 27, as first reported by Owen Good of Kotaku.com.
Madden will partner up with ESPN and fans can go to www.ESPN.com/MaddenVote in order to cast their vote.
One of the 32 athletes in the running is Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, which would spark a protest of the game if he somehow pulled off the impossible.
SportsNation will have the full bracket later today at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2.