Quarterback Cam Newton represents the Panthers on the Carolina cover, accompanied by a feature by SI's Greg Bishop on Newton's exuberant personality and the effect a crushing Super Bowl loss has (not) had on it.
Bishop also details the wild off-season Broncos linebacker Von Miller had in a profile that describes his love for chickens, Kobe Bryant, designer shoes and the word "dope."
SI's Greg Bedard previews the promising seasons for the Cardinals and Steelers in two scouting reports among the 32 included in the magazine, which also reveals SI's pick to win Super Bowl LI: the Cardinals over the Steelers, 40–37.
The four covers will be delivered to the following locations:
Panthers: Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina. South Carolina
Broncos: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan
Cardinals: Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska
Steelers: Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island