New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been chosen to grace the cover of Madden NFL 2011. Along will taking home the Lombardi Trophy earlier in February, Brees said that being the cover boy is “a great way to cap off an amazing year.” It certainly is. Brees now has a Super Bowl title and Super Bowl MVP trophy, he’ll be starring in the highly anticipated NFL season opener against the Vikings, and now he’s got a pretty sweet cover on the new Madden game. Of course the first thing that came to my mind when I heard the news was “What about the Madden curse?” But Brees said he’s not worried about any curse on his Twitter page:
Here’s what I have to say about the Madden curse: Destiny is more powerful than a curse. Whatever is meant to be will happen. Faith.
It’s a good attitude to have, but will it be enough? Troy Polamalu succumbed to the Madden Curse most recently while Donovan McNabb, Shaun Alexander and Vince Young all had issues during their cover year. Others, like Larry Fitzgerald played fine during their cover year. I’m hoping that Drew’s good year can keep on course and that he’ll prove the curse is merely a myth.
Brees on cover of ‘Madden NFL 11′ [AP/ESPN]