Shedeur Sanders, Coach Prime, Nick Saban the top 3 options to be EA Sports College Football 25 cover star

Oct 7, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders with son and
Oct 7, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders with son and / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Shedeur Sanders, Nick Saban, and Coach Prime are the top three likeliest EA Sports College Football 25 cover athletes according to the Blue Blood Bias X account -- which, because it was retweeted by the official Colorado Buffaloes Football account, is a source we're trusting for the long-awaited video game.

Shedeur, the highest-paid player in NIL earnings in the country, is a candidate to be the No. 1 pick in the 2025 NFL draft. Of any player in the collegiate ranks, he and fellow star Travis Hunter, listed at No. 6 on BBB's list, are undoubtedly the most recognizable.

Saban's inclusion here is self-explanatory. The college football coaching G.O.A.T. just called it a career after seven national championships; six with the Alabama Crimson Tide. Him getting the cover would feature little controversy outside of the "a player, not a coach, should be on the cover" crowd.

Coach Prime being on the cover? That's a different story. Most sports fans around the country have been sick of hearing about Colorado since he took over given the relative lack of success the program saw in 2023. No cover star would create nearly the same backlash as Deion Sanders.

Shedeur Sanders, Travis Hunter, and Coach Prime all pitched to be EA Sports College Football 25 cover together

Barstool Sports' Big Tennessee believes that there's a possibility that three of the top six options for the EA Sports College Football 25 cover, Shedeur, Hunter, and Coach Prime, could all share the spotlight together.

"I don't know if EA would go with just one of these guys or a combination of two or all three, but in terms of current players and coaches, this group definitely has the most star power," the Barstool writer prefaced before saying, "In a year where there aren't that many returning stars in college football — and the ones that there are don't have a ton of name recognition or buzz — putting someone like Travis Hunter on the cover makes a ton of sense. And then if EA wants to lean into the entire Colorado angle, you could put Shedeur and Coach Prime on there, too."

As we inch closer to more info about the game, expect more and more signs pointing to Colorado being a major part of the game's promotion push.

Perhaps front and center of it.