But his string of games probably wouldn't have been possible without the virtual stardom he garnered in 1989's Tecmo Bowl, the Madden nfl 22 coins first console game to get an endorsement from the NFL to show players' their name, appearance and image. 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 released for the first time in the form of a PC in 1988 during Jackson's second season of the NFL. But due issues with licensing and a hip fracture during his 1990 NFL season, which forced him to take an early retirement from football, Jackson did not play in Madden during his playing time. The year 2014 was the first time Jackson played his Madden first appearance in Madden as a special edition athlete in the Ultimate Team game mode.
It was on the news this week that EA Sports announced that not only will Jackson return to the sport in the very first game following Madden NFL 15 in 1987, but Jackson will also get the distinction of becoming an official Madden cover athlete. After nearly 35 years since his NFL career started around 1987 Jackson will grace a special cover featuring a digital version of Madden NFL 22. On Friday, players will once again be allowed to play the game online. EA Sports also teamed up with Nike to revisit the sportswear company's famous Bo Knows ad campaign by buy Madden 22 coins including a digitally rendered rendition of his signature shoe which is that of the Nike Air Bo Turf and incorporating it into the game.