But his string of games probably wouldn't have been feasible without the virtual superstardom achieved by him in 1989's Tecmo Bowl, the first console game to Madden 22 coins receive an official license with the NFL to showcase players by name, image and likeness. To this day, Jackson in Tecmo Bowl and 1991's Tecmo Super Bowl is considered one of the greatest video game avatars. He's also Michael Vick from Madden NFL 2004.
Madden was first released on PC in 1988, during Jackson's second year in the NFL. However, due licensing issues and a hip injury during that 1990 NFL season, which forced him to take an premature retirement from football, Jackson was never a part of Madden during his playing time. In 2014, Jackson played his Madden debut as a special edition athlete with"the Ultimate Team game mode.
The news was announced on Wednesday. EA Sports announced that not only will Jackson return to the field to play for the first time in a while since Madden NFL 15 and Jackson will also be given the privilege of becoming an official Madden cover athlete. More than 35 years after his NFL career started with the 1987 season, Jackson has been selected to be on the digital cover for Madden NFL 22. From Friday, players will once again be playing with him on the internet. EA Sports also teamed up with Nike to recreate the company's iconic Bo Knows ad campaign by using a digitally rendered image of his signature footwear which is his Nike Air Bo Turf to the gaming.
Jackson is seventh running back named as a Madden cover athlete, following Eddie George (Madden 2001), Marshall Faulk (Madden 2003), Shaun Alexander (Madden 2007), Peyton Hillis (Madden 12), Adrian Peterson and Barry Sanders (both Madden 25).
In the days before the cover reveal, the Undefeated's Aaron Dodson caught up with Jackson to discuss his Tecmo Bowl days, how Bo Knows came to life and cheapest mut 22 coins his Madden return and much more.