Madden 11 is supposed to be the best Madden game ever and today it was announced that Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees will be on the cover.
Drew Brees beat out Jared Allen and Reggie Wayne, the other two candidates for the cover spot.
The Madden Curse has played a role it almost every person who has been on the cover. Some people believe in that curse, but most people think its just a fluke.
Madden 2001 the first ever Madden game to feature an NFL player on it before that John Madden was on all the covers. Eddie George was the player who appeared on the cover in 2001 and he suffered an injury. Next year (2002), Daunte Culpepper, he got hurt and basically has never recovered. In 2003, Marshall Faulk was injured, 2004, everyone remembers Michael Vick breaking his leg in the preseason. In 2005, Ray Lewis appeared on the cover, he made it all the way until week 15 without an injury. In 2006, Donovan McNabb suffered a season ending ACL injury, 2007, RB Shaun Alexander appeared on the cover and suffered a foot injury forcing him to miss six games. 2008 was Vince Young’s year to be on the cover and he suffered a knee injury which forced him to miss many games. In 2009, the New York Jets QB Brett Favre appeared on the cover, he didn’t miss any games, but he admitted he played the later part of the season with a torn bicep. Last years game, 2010, was the first ever game to have two players appear on the cover. With WR Larry Fitzgerald and S Troy Polamalu both players appeared in Super Bowl 43 between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. Fitzgerald avoided the curse and didn’t miss any playing time, but Polamalu was injured week one against Tennessee and missed four more games until he was injured and placed on the IR.
Drew Brees will be affected by the Madden curse in someway.
What do you think?