While the NFL might be in the middle of a lockout right now, EA continues to work on Madden NFL 12. Right now, they are launching a bracket-style voting campaign to determine the next cover athlete for Madden.

From now until April 27, there will be a contest to choose the next Madden cover athlete from 32 candidates, or one from every NFL team. The winner will be revealed on ESPN’s SportsNation on April 27.

Fans can check out ESPN.com/MaddenVote to vote for their favorite athletes. SportsNation will announce the latest results every Monday during the campaign at 4 PM. Those interested can also fill out a Madden NFL 12 cover athlete bracket at facebook.com/EASPORTSMaddenNFL to compete again their friends and win prizes like copies of Madden NFL 12 and Super Bowl tickets.