The Madden 2011 cover will feature Drew Brees. The New Orleans Saints quarterback was voted by fans to be the new Madden 11 cover. Beware of the Madden Curse New Orleans Saints fans. Did most of those votes come from Minneapolis?
Madden 2011 will revert back to the traditional video game cover spotlighting one player this year. Last year the game featured two NFL players for the first time in franchise history. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Steelers head hunter Troy Polamalu graced the covers. I hate to say it Saints fans, but the Madden Curse impacted both players last year and remained a part of Madden folklore.
Going back to 2000, there have been issues with every NFL player to appear on the Madden cover. The Madden Curse has impacted Ray Lewis, Donovan McNabb, and Brett Favre amongst others. Favre looked to have broken the curse in 2008 as he did not miss any games. However, it was later reported that Favre did have a shoulder injury and should have been benched. In my opinion, that is not what I call breaking the curse.
Sorry New Orleans Saints fans, it looks like your season is over.
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