Ha, I found it interesting. Guess it could be click bait, or just relevant to whos on the cover next year.
00 Dorsey Levens: With Sanders’ abrupt exit, EA Sports quickly put together another cover featuring up-and-coming star Levens, who had helped lead the Green Bay Packers to several playoff runs in recent years. The season after appearing on the cover would end up being on his last on the starting roster, however, as a nagging injury limited him in 1999 and Green Bay posted their worst record since Brett Favre became the team’s quarterback in 1992. Levens would be released by the Packers in 2001.
01 Eddie george Nevertheless, a rare bobbled pass by George late in the fourth quarter of a playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens led to an interception and a touchdown that ended the Titans’ otherwise stellar season. While George would remain in the NFL for four more seasons, he never ran for more than 1,200 yards in a season again, and averaged less than 3.4 yards per carry for the remainder of his career.
09 Brett Favre: No sooner had the Madden NFL cover debuted with Brett Favre in his Green Bay jersey than the quarterback suddenly decided that he wasn’t done with the league after all. Favre eventually signed with the New York Jets and had a relatively decent season – marred by off-field issues more than anything on the field – only to sustain an injury to his right shoulder late in the season that would plague him for the remaining three seasons leading up to his retirement (again) in 2011.
11 Drew Brees: hile the 2010 season wasn’t a terrible disappointment overall, Brees had one of his worst seasons to date. The usually accurate passer threw twice as many interceptions as he had in previous years, and the team’s generally lackluster performance led to a playoff defeat in the first week of the postseason. The loss was especially disappointing given that New Orleans lost to Seattle, the first team in NFL history to make it into the playoffs with a losing record.
13 Calvin Johnson: Probably the best case against the Madden Curse, Johnson’s 2012 season was one of his best overall, and featured countless records falling by the wayside as he went on to record 1,964 yards receiving over the course of the season – a new NFL record that beats the previous record held by Jerry Rice.
Johnson also set or tied NFL records for 100-yard games and receptions during 2012, proving that not even an appearance on the cover of Madden NFL 2013 can stop him from being one of the best wide receivers ever to play the game.
15 Richard Sherman: Bucking the trend of cursed cover athletes, Sherman had gave another all-star performance during the 2014-2015 season, leading Seahawks’ defense and helping Seattle return to the Super Bowl for the second consecutive season. Although the team lost against the New England Patriots in the championship game, it wasn’t due to any lack of effort — or performance — by Sherman, who recorded three tackles for the league-leading Seattle defense. After the season, however, the Seahawks announced Sherman might need Tommy John surgery during the offseason to repair a torn ligament in his left elbow. However, Sherman later announced he would opt to heal naturally, rather than get surgery. In the end, he healed on his own in time to return to the starting lineup for the first game of the 2015-2016 season.
16 Odell Beckham: The Curse Doesn’t Strike
The season after making the cover, Beckham’s season was marred by some on-field anger issues that resulted in the Giants’ receiver being suspended a game, but the incident had no discernible effect on his performance the rest of the season. Finishing the season with 1,450 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns, Beckham actually recorded higher numbers than the year before, and was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl.
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