“So much has happened to me in the past two years I wouldn’t say I ever thought I was invincible, or didn’t realize how vulnerable I was or how precious life is, to be honest with you,” Prescott told ESPN. “I am thankful for every moment. When I talk about these small victories, that is just me being thankful for every moment that I have, not taking anything for granted. … That is part of my mindset that allows me to be here.” After promising two G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) stars in a recent teaser announcement, the brand officially unveiled Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes as the cover athletes for Madden NFL 22 on Thursday.
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“It’s been a great experience being on the cover of Madden NFL 22 with Patrick. We both share a love for the game of football and to be a part of this iconic franchise is very special,” said the seven-time Super Bowl champion and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, 43, in a statement. Brady, who was previously on the Madden 18 cover, added, “This year’s game really captures the energy and unpredictability that you see on the field every Sunday and we’re excited for fans to experience it for themselves.” Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. In a separate statement, Mahomes, 25, said, “I, like most players in the League, have been a big fan of Madden NFL for as long as I can remember, and to be on the cover — not only for a second time, but also with Tom Brady, an all-time great — is surreal.”