If you ask any New England Patriots fan, they will tell you that no one deserves to be on the cover of "Madden NFL 18" more than their quarterback, Tom Brady. However, fans who are familiar with the Madden Curse might have a reason to look at the honor with fear. Over the years, the Madden Curse has caused the cover athlete from the popular video game to end up injured the season they landed that honor.

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Tom Brady not worried about "myth."

Tom Brady was asked about the idea that he might face the Madden Curse after landing the cover of "Madden NFL 18" this year. His answer came in a video that he posted on his Facebook page. According to the New England Patriots quarterback, the curse is nothing more than a "total myth." Brady said that there are no such thing as curses and then tried to prove it by breaking a mirror and walking under a ladder, tempting fate.

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With that said, the Madden Curse is something that has mysteriously sidelined a number of huge stars. Now, with a broken mirror and the ladder walk, Tom Brady seems intent on pushing his luck as the New England Patriots set out to defend their Super Bowl championship.

Tom Brady and the Madden honor

"Madden NFL 18" is honoring Tom Brady this year for more than just last year's Super Bowl title. There is a pre-order for the popular video game that is called the "G.O.A.T.

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Edition," which of course refers to the term "Greatest of all Time," which is an honor that Brady has started to earn with his amazing career. Despite missing four games due to a suspension, Tom still threw for 3,554 yards and 28 touchdowns. The 25-point come from behind win in the Super Bowl was just icing on the cake for fans of the New England Patriots.

The Madden Curse

While New England Patriots fans can celebrate the honor of the cover reveal, they now start to question the Madden Curse.

While Tom Brady might be one of the best of all time, he still turns 40 when the video game comes out, and bodies are not as durable when NFL players reach the later part of their careers. If something did happen to Brady, the Patriots would have to hope Jimmy Garoppolo to keep them in the race.

The New England Patriots got the cover last year too with Rob Gronkowski. He missed half the season and the entire Super Bowl run with a back injury.

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However, Odell Beckham Jr., Richard Sherman, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson all seemed to finally break the curse the four previous seasons.

WhIle the Madden Curse is not as huge as it used to be, there are still memories of teams who saw their seasons destroyed when the Madden cover athlete fell the season they earned the honor. Names like Michael Vick (fibula), Donovan McNabb (groin), Shaun Alexander (foot), Peyton Hillis (hamstring), Daunte Culpepper (knee), Vince Young (sophomore slump), and Troy Polamalu (injury), makes the fear real for New England Patriots fans.

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