Is the “Madden Curse” Real?

This past week, New York Giants rising star Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was named the cover athlete of Madden NFL 16.

While that honor is often considered a great achievement, many gamers and NFL fans have a different view on the topic. The “Madden Curse” as it’s known as, has supposedly affected players ever since the 1999 installation of the game, the first to feature an NFL player on the cover. While fans are already claiming Beckham Jr. is cursed, the reigning rookie of the year had a different take.

So, is the Madden Curse actually something to worry about? Lets look at the cover stars since ’99 and see how the curse affected them.

Digital Trends

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