Tom Brady Latest Star on Madden Game Cover

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady just keeps on winning as he now has a win in the offseason.

"Now I've heard there are some of you out there who might be anxious about something called the 'Madden Curse, '" he said in a Facebook post this morning.

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!"

Madden 18 is scheduled to release on August 25th, but pre-order customers and EA Access customers can play the game early. He was on the cover of Madden 17 and got hurt right out of the gate - missing the first two games of the season.

The four-time Super Bowl MVP and two-time league MVP is happy to represent the Patriots franchise on the game cover.

Congratulations to TB. Check out the reactions below. Players were also shown alongside the former broadcaster and Hall of Fame coach in some of the editions, but 2001 was the first year the game had a cover athlete, with Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George blazing the trail. The New England Patriots tight end has been injury prone during his seven-year career and last year was no different.

In a video posted on Facebook, Brady pokes fun at curses and superstitions by breaking a mirror and walking under a ladder while saying he doesn't believe in curses.

- Peyton Hillis, 2011: If there's a cover boy for the Madden Curse, it's Hillis, who followed a 1,177-yard, 11-touchdown season in 2010 with an injury-laden 2011 and a steady decline after that. Frostbite promises a significant visual leap not only to the players, but crowds, stadiums and more.

"The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me", Tom said in a press release announcing the video game's cover.

GN takes a look at five current college players - including a couple of SEC stars - who might get real consideration if the college football game series relaunched with today's athletes on the front.

EA said in January that Madden 18 will be the first entry in the franchise to be built in Frostbite, the EA DICE-developed engine that is the basis for nearly all EA games. Hopefully I can break it.