The Nashville City Paper
is citing an unnamed "source with knowledge of the situation" as confirming that Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young will be the cover star of Madden '08
. Young is expected to officially announce the placement during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.
Young is also one of three players tapped to star in a series of commercials
for the game, along with New Orleans running back Reggie Bush and Chicago's perfectly fast
Devin Hester. The ads will premiere during the NFL draft.
Young would be a somewhat unorthodox choice for the cover -- a recent ESPN listing
put him as the sixth most likely candidate. Apparently winning the Super Bowl
is not as impressive as being a rookie QB "with a flair for the dramatic," as ESPN put it.