Madden NFL 15's first trailer is about a sad Panther

It's summertime, and that means EA Sports is gearing up for its annual release of Madden NFL. This year's installment has been introduced with a new trailer featuring a strangely introspective Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. Poor, sad Luke Kuechly. In all, the minute-long trailer is about 75% moping football star and 25% gameplay.

Watch the trailer below and check back in later today. The Madden cover athlete is expected to be revealed during the 6PM EST edition of ESPN's SportsCenter.