ESPN anchor confirms Madden NFL 13 appearance

The presentation overhaul continues for EA Sports’ football franchise.

Fresh off the news that announcer Gus Johnson would not be doing play-by-play in Madden NFL 13, ending a two-year stint, and the announcement that real-life CBS announcing duo Jim Nantz and Phil Simms would be taking over, ESPN anchor Trey Wingo confirmed his virtual presence in EA’s latest football foray via Twitter, Operation Sports uncovered.

Wingo tweeted a picture of the green screen set for Madden NFL 13 that he’s been working on, and responded to a follower’s message asking him if he was appearing in the game with a simple, “yes.”

It seems reasonable to expect that the nature of Wingo’s work will revolve around providing pregame, halftime and post game analysis or highlights, similar to what he does as the host of ESPN’s NFL Live program, but nothing’s been formally announced.

Chris Berman opponents can rest easy, for now.