Newly crowned Madden coverboy Peyton Hillis will shoot the cover for the game in New York on Thursday before being a guest on Late Night with David Letterman tomorrow night, the beginning of what will likely be a whirlwind couple of weeks for the Cleveland Browns running back.
Hillis beat out Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick in the final of a fan tournament that started with 32 players – one from each team. Along the way Hillis beat the likes of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and Super Bowl MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers.
The Browns acquired Hillis – as a throw in – as part of the Brady Quinn trade with the Denver Broncos after the 2009 season. Hillis had fallen out of favor with then-Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels. Hillis was a huge hit for the Browns, rushing for 1177 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Browns.