Tom Brady tells Patrick Mahomes not to worry about ‘Madden curse’
Patrick Mahomes was revealed on Thursday to be the cover athlete for the latest installment of the “Madden” video game series, and superstitious fans are naturally freaking out about the potential of the MVP quarterback falling victim to the infamous Madden curse. As someone who got the best of the hex, Tom Brady does not think Mahomes should worry.
Brady graced the cover of Madden 18, which was released in advance of the 2017 NFL season. He threw for 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns and 18 interceptions that year, and he won the NFL MVP award. The New England Patriots also reached the Super Bowl.
When Barstool Sports said Chiefs fans should be worried about Mahomes getting the Madden cover, Brady reassured them that it’s all good.
Nah it’s cool, we broke the curse #gopats
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 25, 2019
The year before Brady was on the Madden cover, his former teammate Rob Gronkowski was given the honor. While Gronk suffered numerous injuries throughout his career, he did appear in only eight games the year he was on the Madden cover. Either way, Brady made it clear when he got the cover that he wasn’t afraid of the curse, and he doesn’t think Mahomes or Chiefs fans should be, either.