For the second year in a row a New England Patriot will appear on the cover of Madden, after Rob Gronkowski’s appearance last season which lived up to the “curse” of ending the appearing player’s season early. So it’s no surprise that most of us got dry heaves when it was announced that Tom Brady would be featured this year.
— EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL) May 12, 2017
Brady responded with a Facebook video that seemed to tempt fate, making things even worse.
Tom Brady is on the Madden cover and he’s really out here testing the gods lmaooooo pic.twitter.com/IAxzm5kWCe
— abdul 🚀 (@Advil) May 12, 2017
The implications of the Madden Curse are a little overrated. Eight-and-a-half times the cover boy had the kind of season the folks at EA expected, including four All Pros and four Pro Bowls, and eight-and-a-half other times their seasons were bad or resulted in injury. That’s right, 50-50 right on the nose, which in reality is just about every NFL’s players chances of having a bad or injury-marred year.
Still, it’s just another thing for Patriots fans to worry about when in reality, they shouldn’t have all the much to worry about. Or should they?