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Lamar Jackson will be on new ‘Madden’ cover, is not afraid of curse

Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson has agreed to be featured on the cover of the latest installment of the “Madden” video game series, which has naturally led to many Baltimore Ravens fans panicking about the infamous curse. Jackson said he isn’t concerned about that, especially after what happened last year.

Jackson revealed on Tuesday that he will be on the cover of “Madden 21,” which of course led to a discussion about the Madden curse. The reigning NFL MVP pointed to the fact that Patrick Mahomes was one the cover of the game last year and went on to be named Super Bowl MVP.

Mahomes did suffer multiple injuries last season, one of which initially looked devastating but turned out to be less severe than expected. Other “Madden” cover athletes have suffered season-ending injuries, so the results for Mahomes were certainly a lot better than some of his predecessors.

If Jackson does suffer a significant injury in 2020, it will likely be because of his style of play rather than his presence on a video game cover. NFL fans are all hoping that doesn’t happen.

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