After the NFC Championship game, Richard Sherman told Erin Andrews he was "the best corner in the game," and it appears the fans agree, as EA announced the Seattle Seahawks All-Pro defender would grace this year's 'Madden' cover.
Sherman was a No. 1 seed in the annual Madden voting poll, having beaten Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery and Saints tight end Jimmy Graham to advance.
The 6-foot-3 corner finished strong when he breezed by two electric quarterbacks in 49ers' Colin Kaepernick, and Panthers' Cam Newton in the finals.
Sherman is the first defensive player to be on the cover since Steelers safety Troy Polamalu in 2010, who shared the cover with Cardinals pass catcher Larry Fitzgerald.
He's only the second defensive player in the game's history to represent it solo, joining future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis.
The 26-year-old Sherman has intercepted 20 passes in his first three NFL seasons, including a league-high eight in 2013. He was also an integral role player in Seattle winning its first ever Super Bowl.