(NEWS CENTER) -- Tom Brady is on this year's cover of Madden NFL, which has a lot of fans nervous; but is the "Madden curse" a real thing? We took a look through the game's history to Verify.
The Madden NFL game can be traced back to the 80's, played on early gaming systems. For years, John Madden himself graced the cover.
The curse of the cover begins in 1994, when Madden was joined on the cover by Erik Williams, who got into a serious car crash and missed much of the season.
Since then, each year has featured a new player; some were injured, others simply had a bad season like Michael Vick on the 2004 cover, or Shaun Alexander gracing Madden NFL 2007.
Of course, who could forget the year Rob Gronkowski had after his cover was released for Madden NFL 2017; a season-ending back injury.
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