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EA Sports selects New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to be on this year’s ‘Madden NFL 18’ cover.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady just keeps on winning as he now has a win in the offseason. EA Sports announced on Friday that Brady will be on the cover of Madden NFL 18.
The Patriots quarterback, who turns 40 in August, becomes the oldest player to appear on the Madden cover. This is the first time that the quarterback has been on the Madden cover but it’s the second time he’s been on an NFL game cover, as he was on the cover of NFL GameDay 2003, according to Nick Schwartz of Fox Sports. This is the second year in a row that the Patriots have been on the Madden cover, as Rob Gronkowski was on the cover last year.
“When this all came about, I thought, ‘How cool is that to do this, knowing when I was a kid in high school I was tagging along down there, working out where it all started?’ the Patriot told ESPN’s Ian O’Connor. “It’s been such a great game over a long period of time. I played it so much when I was younger, a little less now. … My son Jack loves beating up on me.”
He went on to say, “But to be the one to represent our team on the cover, I never thought I’d have the opportunity to do it. Personally, I think it’s very cool. When it comes out, that’s a topic of conversation in our locker room for weeks and weeks, even as we go into the season. … I think I represent a lot of people when I do something like this. And only one person gets to do it every year.”
Brady isn’t even worried about the Madden curse.
“I don’t think Gronk’s ever been cursed by anything,” he said. He’s in pretty good shape. I suppose there’s been some reality to that curse over the years. Hopefully I can break it. That would be pretty cool.”
He even made a video saying that he’s got the curse under control.
Madden NFL 18 comes out August 25.
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"Madden" curse? Tom Brady isn't worried. (via Tom Brady/Facebook) pic.twitter.com/Say1oLYFTg
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