Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover

Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover

Tom Brady is the cover star for this year's Madden NFL 18 but, many of you must be wondering about the Madden Cover Curse well he does not believe in it. This also marks the first time in Madden NFL history that teammates have graced the cover in back-to-back years, after last year's game featured Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Madden season has officially started as developers have finally revealed new details about the upcoming "Madden NFL 18", including which star player landed this year's cover. Considered by many to be the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) of the National Football League, this is Brady's first time on the cover of a Madden game.

Said Brady, via EA's release: "The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me". The game developer's headquarters opened in the his hometown of San Mateo, California, when Brady was just a young athlete, according to ESPN.

That further reinforced the "Madden Curse" that many fans were anxious about when he made the cover, and now with Brady gracing the cover this year, those same fears were being thrown around on social media.

Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover

EA Sports is making a bold statement with this cover choice, especially in the first year of a new game engine. "It doesn't stand a chance". Recently, he got named as the Madden 17 cover athlete. And though it's not pictured here, Brady is also on the cover of the standard edition - though he's far less enthused than on the special edition. The publisher promises a level of visual impressiveness never before seen for the series, "not only to the players, but crowds, stadiums and more". EA notes that more information on Madden NFL 18 will be shown at EA Play on June 10, including a "brand-new mode". Players that have appeared on the cover have found their careers shortened, or have found themselves injured.

In a new advertisement video for the game, the Super Bowl LI MVP denies that there is a curse associated with being on the Madden cover. This year, it looks like they've created one for Madden NFL 18.

Madden 18 will be available or Xbox one, Xbox 360, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 on August 25.

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