The people have spoken and the people want Richard Sherman on the cover of "Madden 15." The Seahawks cornerback will grace the cover of the game, which is scheduled to be released on August. 26.

Sherman beat out 15 other players in a nationwide vote that was setup like an NCAA tournament bracket on ESPN.com. In the finals, Sherman beat out Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

The Seahawks corner also topped Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery in the first round of voting (73 percent-27 percent) and Saints tight end Jimmy Graham in the quarterfinals (75-35), before crushing 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the semifinals (65-35).

Kaepernick probably didn't care about losing though because he's going to be the first player ever with tattoos in a Madden game.

Anyway, to get to the finals, Newton topped Steelers wideout Antonio Brown in the first round (80-20) and Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (58-42) in the quarterfinals, before beating Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the semifinals (56-44).

Sherman will be the second Seahawks player to grace the cover, joining Shaun Alexander, who was on the cover of Madden NFL '07, which was released in 2006.