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Tom Brady lands on cover of Madden 18

The greatest video game of all time (but for NFL2K5) has landed the greatest quarterback of all time.

Tom Brady will appear on the cover of Madden 18, dubbed the G.O.A.T. edition. The cover image has Brady emitting a primal scream, which in recent years has become one of his trademark moves.

The choice is an odd one, and not simply because (as noted by ESPN.com) Brady is the oldest player to ever grace the cover of a game that fewer and fewer people buy in a case that actually has a cover on it. Superstar players typically have not appeared on the cover of the game because the player often wants much more than Electronic Arts is willing to pay. As to Brady, the most intriguing aspect of the arrangement becomes how much he’ll receive from a game that millions would buy even if Blaine Gabbert were on the cover.

As those who enjoy the Madden game know, even if the game is purchased as a direct download a loop of clips of digitized #Tommy will play each time the game loads. So just as you’ve spent the last eight months seeing a sneering Rob Gronkowski and the 12 before that watching Odell Beckham Jr. dance, Brady will be a regular presence on your TV screen from August 2017 to August 18.

Then there’s the issue of the curse. As the Patriots go for Super Bowl No. 6, Brady is stepping into the crosshairs of the notion that the man who shows up on the cover of the Madden game suffers injury or hardship.

“I suppose there’s been some reality to that curse over the years,” Brady said, via ESPN.com. “Hopefully I can break it. That would be pretty cool.”

It would be the opposite of cool if the curse claims Brady. That would make the Madden curse the greatest of all time, too.

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124 Responses to “Tom Brady lands on cover of Madden 18”
  1. seabrawk12 says: May 12, 2017 10:33 AM

    Well, looks like two years in a row no Madden for me.

    I will stick with Blitz on N64, more fun anyway.

  2. alcondragonblog says: May 12, 2017 10:34 AM

    WTF…Tommy ……….No!!!!!
    He is now Doomed!
    By game 3 he goes down!
    Damn you Madden Curse! Damn you to Helll! Or to Detroit, whichever comes first!
    Get Ga-rap-aloe ready!

  3. ebr362 says: May 12, 2017 10:34 AM

    Please, please please, curse be real, please please please!

  4. wrossi81 says: May 12, 2017 10:35 AM

    I think fans of every other team are happy to see the Madden curse descend on Brady.

  5. maust1013 says: May 12, 2017 10:35 AM

    “It would be the opposite of cool if the curse claims Brady. That would make the Madden curse the greatest of all time, too.”

    A launching point for the classless trolls that hope for an injury to any player never mind the GOAT there at the end.
    Have at it kidlets and enjoy the clips of the GOAT.

  6. packmangamble says: May 12, 2017 10:38 AM

    He’s screwed! The Madden jinx will soon begin!!

  7. luckyladyweb says: May 12, 2017 10:38 AM

    Uh oh… Brady goes down this year…

  8. donbat67 says: May 12, 2017 10:38 AM

    Oh thank Goodness !,This guy needs a curse .It might be the only way to stop him .

  9. contra74 says: May 12, 2017 10:39 AM

    Brady = GOAT
    Rodgers = fart in the wind

  10. toddsuperbowles says: May 12, 2017 10:39 AM

    Are cheat codes included?

  11. rob471773 says: May 12, 2017 10:39 AM

    The 2K football video games were a far superior product. EA realized this when 2K5 came out, they panicked and bought out the exclusive NFL license. Now your left paying for at least $60 a year for the same crappy game. Lack of competition is a bad thing.

    Madden is a garbage game, the graphics and game play don’t come close to 2K.

    I still play All-Pro 2K8 on XBOX 360 rather than try play crappy Madden.

  12. gmen05 says: May 12, 2017 10:44 AM

    Does this game come with all of the whiny, childish Patriots fans who think they’re better than everyone else despite not being an official member of the Patriots team?

  13. factschecker says: May 12, 2017 10:45 AM

    Good thing we have 2 franchise QB’s. First world problems.

  14. mysportsrumors says: May 12, 2017 10:45 AM

    He hopes to break the curse??? Countless athletes were fine the year they were on the cover, why do we still talk about the curse??

  15. sidepull says: May 12, 2017 10:45 AM

    GOAT trumps curses,ghosts,voodoo, bigfoot,and all other fairy tales.

  16. tb12x4 says: May 12, 2017 10:47 AM

    oh God noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    please nooooooooooooooooooo

    nooooooooooooooo

    get him the he77 off that cover

  17. jag1959 says: May 12, 2017 10:48 AM

    wrossi81 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:35 AM
    I think fans of every other team are happy to see the Madden curse descend on Brady.
    ________________________

    Not this one. What ever happened to the real fan’s outlook of wanting to beat the best in order to be the best? Oh yeah, it’s America in the everybody gets a trophy 2000’s. smh

  18. igotgamenj says: May 12, 2017 10:48 AM

    As a Miami Fan this is great news …

  19. lildeucedeuce says: May 12, 2017 10:49 AM

    Huge 2K player, but seeing that epic cover makes me want to get it..

  20. streetyson says: May 12, 2017 10:50 AM

    Oh no, he’ll never win a Super Bowl now…

  21. lalaunch says: May 12, 2017 10:52 AM

    “Superstar players typically have not appeared on the cover of the game because the player often wants much more than Electronic Arts is willing to pay”

    Other than Petyon Hillis in Madden 12′ name a year where there wasn’t a Superstar on the cover…

  22. Getoffmylawn! says: May 12, 2017 10:52 AM

    In that picture, Tom looks like he is waiting anxiously for a Bronco defensive player to…

  23. flaccoishermanmunster says: May 12, 2017 10:53 AM

    I wish it were true, but I feel the Madden curse will be over this year.

  24. ripwarrior says: May 12, 2017 10:53 AM

    Brady is the greatest living American. And I am a ravens fan saying this.

  25. somehomer says: May 12, 2017 10:54 AM

    Why wouldn’t he square off against the curse ?

  26. honkeyt says: May 12, 2017 10:54 AM

    I will give them credit for two Super Bowls and those were the ones that the Seahags and the chocking Falcons blew. The others are tainted by taping practices. And one of those Super Bowls they shouldn’t have even played in when Charles Woodson made the greatest play in his HoF career and Walt Coleman went on to rob him and the Raiders. Be practical and honest, Tom is still one of the best ever but the lack of integrity and cheating leaves clumps of dookie matted up in the G.O.A.Ts but hair.

  27. Della Street says: May 12, 2017 10:55 AM

    I love the GOAT edition. Simply fantastic.

  28. streetyson says: May 12, 2017 10:55 AM

    gmen05 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:44 AM
    Does this game come with all of the whiny, childish Patriots fans who think they’re better than everyone else despite not being an official member of the Patriots team?
    ————————
    Thankfully, you were hovering ready to get your salty childishness in first, but sadly you can’t see the self-irony of your ever ready incessant whining.

  29. PFT loves the Steelers says: May 12, 2017 10:58 AM

    G.O.A.T. edition? I’m sorry, but that’s cheesy. They’re obviously playing to the younger generation, as they’re pretty obsessed with which player is the greatest ever. Loyalty to a home team is a thing of the past. They’re all about worshiping a “G.O.A.T”. It’s not good enough that Lebron is amazing, he has to be better than MJ. Brady has to be better than Montana. The Warriors have to be better than the Bulls.

  30. kcraiderfan says: May 12, 2017 10:59 AM

    Please let the Madden curse be real.

  31. pastabelly says: May 12, 2017 10:59 AM

    Everyone knows that Jay Cutler should be honored with that cover. Stop the madness!!!!

  32. rageviral says: May 12, 2017 11:00 AM

    No madden for me this year then. Great idea ea. Stick one of the most hated players of all time on the cover of your game and watch people shun it.

  33. 4rings4brady says: May 12, 2017 11:01 AM

    so now we know why BB didnt want to trade jimmy to the browns.

    good grief TB12, what were you thinking?!?!

  34. harrisonhits2 says: May 12, 2017 11:02 AM

    When all you have to hang your hat on is hoping a great player gets injured it shows you are no true fan of the game. Only the lowest bottom feeders hope for injuries to any player whether they like them or not.

  35. wahoo21 says: May 12, 2017 11:06 AM

    Gisele on the cover would have sold more

  36. BillAndTomsAsteriskAdventure says: May 12, 2017 11:06 AM

    Every copy is taken by Patriot equipment staff into the bathroom to be fitted w/ RFID that reports user statistics directly to the Oval Office.

  37. slomojoe1 says: May 12, 2017 11:07 AM

    Well, that explains now why the Pats kept Jimmy Garoppolo.

  38. imodan says: May 12, 2017 11:10 AM

    Brady fears nothing! He stared 28-3 in the eye and the other guy blinked. Ain’t no stinkin curse stopping him!

  39. daytontriangles says: May 12, 2017 11:11 AM

    Damn, so much for a 6th ring.

  40. harrisonhits2 says: May 12, 2017 11:12 AM

    “The others are tainted by taping practices. ”

    Long disproven and never happened. Keep up parroting the lies though if it makes you feel better.

  41. imodan says: May 12, 2017 11:13 AM

    honkeyt says:
    May 12, 2017 10:54 AM

    I will give them credit for two Super Bowls and those were the ones that the Seahags and the chocking Falcons blew. The others are tainted by taping practices. And one of those Super Bowls they shouldn’t have even played in when Charles Woodson made the greatest play in his HoF career and Walt Coleman went on to rob him and the Raiders. Be practical and honest, Tom is still one of the best ever but the lack of integrity and cheating leaves clumps of dookie matted up in the G.O.A.Ts but hair.
    —————————————————-
    Here again, the litany of excuses from the also-rans. YAWN.

  42. trubroncfan07 says: May 12, 2017 11:13 AM

    Perfect selection, good luck this year Tom, break a leg!

  43. honkeyt says: May 12, 2017 11:21 AM

    So Belichick getting fined $100k and the Pats getting dock a 1st round pick had nothing to do with it? I guess that was just for fun! Whatever you have to tell yourself, Homeboy. I understand being delusional but hell at least be honest with yourself.

  44. mnrasslinggovjesse says: May 12, 2017 11:23 AM

    “… has landed the greatest quarterback of all time save for Bart Starr.”
    Fixed it for you, no charge.

  45. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 12, 2017 11:23 AM

    G.O.A.T SYSTEM QB, can’t argue with that. Now let’s gooooooo get #6 champ.

  46. xlivsaints says: May 12, 2017 11:24 AM

    Why not Peterson in black and gold?!?

  47. daysend564 says: May 12, 2017 11:24 AM

    So, in this version is it going to let the people who pick the Patriots see what plays are called offensive/defensive? What about a hidden attribute boosts when they select the deflated ball power up?

  48. terripet says: May 12, 2017 11:25 AM

    Get ready jimmy g

  49. veddermn8 says: May 12, 2017 11:34 AM

    I guess this is why Garappolo wasn’t traded.

  50. ricko1112 says: May 12, 2017 11:35 AM

    honkeyt says:
    May 12, 2017 10:54 AM
    I will give them credit for two Super Bowls and those were the ones that the Seahags and the chocking Falcons blew. The others are tainted by taping practices. And one of those Super Bowls they shouldn’t have even played in when Charles Woodson made the greatest play in his HoF career and Walt Coleman went on to rob him and the Raiders. Be practical and honest, Tom is still one of the best ever but the lack of integrity and cheating leaves clumps of dookie matted up in the G.O.A.Ts but hair.
    _______________________
    The reporter who claimed the Patriots taped walkthroughs APOLOGIZED YEARS AGO for making it up! His paper, the Boston Herald, even dedicated their front page to an apology! Stop spreading lies dude!

  51. plum54 says: May 12, 2017 11:35 AM

    Truer words have never been spoken ” the greatest video game of all time has landed the greatest quarterback back of all time”!!

  52. veddermn8 says: May 12, 2017 11:37 AM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 12, 2017 11:23 AM

    G.O.A.T SYSTEM QB, can’t argue with that. Now let’s gooooooo get #6 champ.

    ==========

    Yea except that if Brady really was a “system” QB, Belichick would have traded him and kept a cheaper QB like Cassel instead. Belichick always gets rid of expensive players if he can find a cheaper player who can produce.

    And Brady was 2nd in the NFL in yards per attempt last year.

  53. bigbadbills says: May 12, 2017 11:37 AM

    I heard if you preorder you get the spygate and deflategate cheat codes free

  54. ill42 says: May 12, 2017 11:40 AM

    Now we know why The Hoodie was so dead set on keeping Garoppolo. He knows the curse is real

  55. joetoronto says: May 12, 2017 11:43 AM

    You have to be a real loser to wish injury on Brady, a real loser.

  56. veddermn8 says: May 12, 2017 11:47 AM

    honkeyt says:
    May 12, 2017 10:54 AM

    I will give them credit for two Super Bowls and those were the ones that the Seahags and the chocking Falcons blew. The others are tainted by taping practices. And one of those Super Bowls they shouldn’t have even played in when Charles Woodson made the greatest play in his HoF career and Walt Coleman went on to rob him and the Raiders. Be practical and honest, Tom is still one of the best ever but the lack of integrity and cheating leaves clumps of dookie matted up in the G.O.A.Ts but hair.

    ============

    So even though game taping was legal until 07 and the walkthrough taping was thoroughly debunked, you’re still fighting this battle? How many titles does Montana still have when you factor in the admissions of the linemen using silicon spray, Rice’s stickum and Romanowski’s roiding? All of which have been verified and admitted to.

  57. dryden74 says: May 12, 2017 11:47 AM

    Some of the anti-Patriots jibes on here are ridiculous, but I love them. Just shows how deluded people can be when it comes to confirmation bias to prove their own beliefs. Trump for president, anyone?

  58. usg1 says: May 12, 2017 11:47 AM

    honkeyt says:
    May 12, 2017 10:54 AM
    I will give them credit for two Super Bowls and those were the ones that the Seahags and the chocking Falcons blew. The others are tainted by taping practices. And one of those Super Bowls they shouldn’t have even played in when Charles Woodson made the greatest play in his HoF career and Walt Coleman went on to rob him and the Raiders. Be practical and honest, Tom is still one of the best ever but the lack of integrity and cheating leaves clumps of dookie matted up in the G.O.A.Ts but hair.

    _____________________________________________

    100% on point. So true. Although, I would be tempted to give them credit only for this past SB, not the Seahawks game. Remember, the SB against the Seahawks they shouldn’t have been in either. They cheated against the Colts with deflated footballs.

  59. 6jaws9 says: May 12, 2017 11:48 AM

    I still like TecmoBowl better.

  60. whywerule says: May 12, 2017 11:50 AM

    seabrawk12 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:33 AM
    Well, looks like two years in a row no Madden for me.
    —————————————————

    Shocking that EA survived one year without you. God only knows if they can survive a second.

  61. finnymcphin says: May 12, 2017 11:51 AM

    igotgamenj says:
    May 12, 2017 10:48 AM
    As a Miami Fan…
    ————————

    …I find you to be an embarrassment. How is it you can defend Shula when we KNOW he cheated and tainted the undefeated season but you have no trouble assailing one of the greatest ever to play the game? As a previous poster said, to be the best you want to beat the best. There may not be a great chance for it this year but the time will come when the Phins get back to the top of the division. I want it to happen by going through the Pats, not around them.

  62. joeychittwood says: May 12, 2017 11:51 AM

    Mow I know why the Pays refused to trade Jimmy G

  63. ibillwt says: May 12, 2017 11:53 AM

    Why wouldn’t he square off against the curse ?
    ————————————
    Now that’s an interesting point. He’s taken down every other player in league history, he’s taken down the league office and commissioner, overcome the two greatest deficits in super bowl history, made fools of all the GMs that passed over him, owns all the records and championships, regarded by women (and some no doubt men) as the most desired man in the world.

    There’s really nothing left to go after but the Madden Curse.

  64. thejesusofcool says: May 12, 2017 11:54 AM

    And millions of fan boys are squealing because their lives are solely dedicated to the Madden video game. Sad. Please get a life!

  65. stepheni74 says: May 12, 2017 11:55 AM

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Bring on the Madden cover injury curse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Big Ant TV says: May 12, 2017 11:56 AM

    JEST FANS BE LIKE
    “so your saying theres a chance”

  67. narca9 says: May 12, 2017 11:59 AM

    Thanks for mentioning NFL 2K5 Florio. Its still a tragedy what happened to the vastly superior football game.

  68. kissbillsrings says: May 12, 2017 12:04 PM

    gmen05 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:44 AM
    Does this game come with all of the whiny, childish Patriots fans who think they’re better than everyone else despite not being an official member of the Patriots team?
    ——————————-
    No, just envious & jealous cry babies from other fan bases….. YOU know what I’m talkin’ bout, right??!!

  69. imodan says: May 12, 2017 12:13 PM

    honkeyt says:
    May 12, 2017 11:21 AM

    So Belichick getting fined $100k and the Pats getting dock a 1st round pick had nothing to do with it? I guess that was just for fun! Whatever you have to tell yourself, Homeboy. I understand being delusional but hell at least be honest with yourself.
    —————————————————-
    I guess HOF and SB winning coaches like Johnson, Cowher, Madden, even etc. saying they did the same thing and it wasn’t a game day advantage means nothing huh? Even Dungy said stealing signals has been done forever. Homeboy? Look in the mirror bub, if you dare. BTW your jealousy panties are showing. Belichick got fined for arrogance. I’ll take arrogance if it gets me 5 Lombardi’s and if you say you wouldn’t you’re a liar.

  70. Thretosix says: May 12, 2017 12:14 PM

    Can’t wait for all the hate when Brady makes his first cheat with this dumb curse.

  71. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 12, 2017 12:15 PM

    “Yea except that if Brady really was a “system” QB, Belichick would have traded him and kept a cheaper QB like Cassel instead. Belichick always gets rid of expensive players if he can find a cheaper player who can produce.

    And Brady was 2nd in the NFL in yards per attempt last year.”

    We Patriots fans know our QB Brady takes less money to help Belichick build a solid team and we love that. Maybe your team’s QB is expensive but ours is paid well below market value for a starting QB.

  72. bleedingfacemask says: May 12, 2017 12:15 PM

    G.O.A.T. Edition, and yet the gameplay still sucks.

  73. veddermn8 says: May 12, 2017 12:17 PM

    usg1 says:
    May 12, 2017 11:47 AM

    100% on point. So true. Although, I would be tempted to give them credit only for this past SB, not the Seahawks game. Remember, the SB against the Seahawks they shouldn’t have been in either. They cheated against the Colts with deflated footballs.

    ==========

    100% wrong. You forget so easily, the Colts also were playing with underinflated footballs. And worse, the Colts admitted to tampering with the Patriots footballs by sticking a needle in one of them. Physics exonerated the Pats, indisputable.. The actions of the Colts, not so much. They should have been punished.

  74. kennadrin says: May 12, 2017 12:20 PM

    He will crush the curse along with all of you Fago haters and your dreams… Like always .. Lmao

  75. Nofoolnodrool says: May 12, 2017 12:24 PM

    “It would be the opposite of cool if the curse claims Brady. That would make the Madden curse the greatest of all time, too.”

    A launching point for the classless trolls that hope for an injury to any player never mind the GOAT there at the end.
    Have at it kidlets and enjoy the clips of the GOAT.

    How ironic that this,poster would call someone classless after passing off the Fenway racial incident to just”one drunken idiot.” Ya they are classless as are you.

  76. Nofoolnodrool says: May 12, 2017 12:32 PM

    honkeyt says:
    May 12, 2017 11:21 AM

    So Belichick getting fined $100k and the Pats getting dock a 1st round pick had nothing to do with it? I guess that was just for fun! Whatever you have to tell yourself, Homeboy. I understand being delusional but hell at least be honest with yourself.
    —————————————————-
    I guess HOF and SB winning coaches like Johnson, Cowher, Madden, even etc. saying they did the same thing and it wasn’t a game day advantage means nothing huh? Even Dungy said stealing signals has been done forever. Homeboy? Look in the mirror bub, if you dare. BTW your jealousy panties are showing. Belichick got fined for arrogance. I’ll take arrogance if it gets me 5 Lombardi’s and if you say you wouldn’t you’re a liar.

    No liar here….I hate arrogance. But hell we got six …..fool.

  77. fireroger says: May 12, 2017 12:34 PM

    gmen05 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:44 AM
    Does this game come with all of the whiny, childish Patriots fans who think they’re better than everyone else despite not being an official member of the Patriots team?
    ================
    Yes. They are in the background assuming you can seem them past the gleam off all of those trophies.

  78. fireroger says: May 12, 2017 12:43 PM

    honkeyt says:
    May 12, 2017 11:21 AM
    So Belichick getting fined $100k and the Pats getting dock a 1st round pick had nothing to do with it? I guess that was just for fun! Whatever you have to tell yourself, Homeboy. I understand being delusional but hell at least be honest with yourself.
    =================
    So in the interest of honesty they got fined\dockedpicks for filming in the wrong location. Not because they were filming.

    Oh and in the end, the only reason St Louis, Philadelphia and Carolina lost in the SB was because of stolen signals. Not because their rarely used plays\formations were already on the coaches tape. Plenty of room on the cheating bandwagon. Climb aboard!

    I wonder if Goodell will somebody ever decide if the cell logs Brady provided are too difficult to do anything with. #CooincidenceNotReally

  79. LyinRogerMustGo says: May 12, 2017 12:44 PM

    I wonder if Madden auto-play gets the Falcons and Seahawks Super Bowls in 2 of the last 3 years.

    🙂

  80. LyinRogerMustGo says: May 12, 2017 12:47 PM

    100% wrong. You forget so easily, the Colts also were playing with underinflated footballs. And worse, the Colts admitted to tampering with the Patriots footballs by sticking a needle in one of them. Physics exonerated the Pats, indisputable.. The actions of the Colts, not so much. They should have been punished.


    Patriots: 2 Super Bowl titles since deflategate
    Colts: 0 playoff appearances since deflategate.

    Hmmm. Really makes you wonder. Doesn’t it?

    🙂

  81. fireroger says: May 12, 2017 12:52 PM

    usg1 says:
    May 12, 2017 11:47 AM

    100% on point. So true. Although, I would be tempted to give them credit only for this past SB, not the Seahawks game. Remember, the SB against the Seahawks they shouldn’t have been in either. They cheated against the Colts with deflated footballs.
    _______________________________________
    The game they ran for 138 yards and 3 TD in. The game with a score of 45-7. That one?

    Any chance the lemmings are aware of how many games in the history of the NFL have been played with under inflated footballs? Probably well north of one. We know exactly how much “deflated” balls impact the game.

  82. LyinRogerMustGo says: May 12, 2017 12:56 PM

    Dolphins: 0 Super Bowl titles since Spygate.

    😀

  83. fireroger says: May 12, 2017 12:56 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    May 12, 2017 12:24 PM
    How ironic that this,poster would call someone classless after passing off the Fenway racial incident to just”one drunken idiot.” Ya they are classless as are you.
    ====================
    Because everybody knows that Fenway Park is filled with 34000+ people with a bias towards African Americans. And that’s only one game! There’s thousands of new biased people filling the park every day.

  84. bobthebillsfan says: May 12, 2017 1:21 PM

    I wonder if the Pats knew about this before deciding not to trade Jimmy Garoppolo (-:

  85. ballistictrajectory says: May 12, 2017 1:23 PM

    Damn.. all that angst and not one person said anything about poor ol’ Blaine Gabbert…

    Poor guy.

  86. bullcharger says: May 12, 2017 1:27 PM

    Brady gives curses, he doesn’t get them.

  87. maust1013 says: May 12, 2017 1:32 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 12, 2017 12:15 PM

    We Patriots fans know our QB Brady takes less money to help Belichick build a solid team and we love that. Maybe your team’s QB is expensive but ours is paid well below market value for a starting QB.
    =========================

    If you really were a Pats fan you would know Brady isn’t actually “paid well below market value for a starting QB.” Brady could have made more over the
    course of his career but he has been paid more than any player in the history of the game not named Manning. Considering due to his draft position Brady’s first 3 years netted him less than Eli made in his first year that’s pretty impressive. We hear plenty about how greedy Brees is but since ’01 Brady has out earned him by $11M. The reality is even worse than the trolls have perceived it. Brady has gotten his while still playing under team friendly cap numbers. Further proof that he and the Patriots really are the smartest kids in the class. That’s some ‘system’ alright, lol

  88. bullcharger says: May 12, 2017 1:33 PM

    tb12x4 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:47 AM
    oh God noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    please nooooooooooooooooooo

    nooooooooooooooo

    get him the he77 off that cover

    ————–

    He needed some kind of challenge for 2017.

  89. bullcharger says: May 12, 2017 1:36 PM

    It’s awesome that so many Brady haters are going to have to look at that cover every time they play.

  90. TheCakeIsALie says: May 12, 2017 2:02 PM

    This makes sense. Brady literally has no one left to beat. Bledsoe, The division, the conference, The league, and finally the commissioner.

    All he has left is father time and the Madden curse. Brady just says “I’m game”.

  91. veddermn8 says: May 12, 2017 2:08 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 12, 2017 12:15 PM

    We Patriots fans know our QB Brady takes less money to help Belichick build a solid team and we love that. Maybe your team’s QB is expensive but ours is paid well below market value for a starting QB.

    =======

    Brady’s average annual salary is right in the middle of the pack for starting NFL QB’s. He’s underpaid, but Belichick could have easily inserted a cheaper option than Brady if he truly thought there was a cheaper productive option. Brady is not a “system” QB.

  92. htown1035 says: May 12, 2017 2:51 PM

    gmen05 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:44 AM

    Does this game come with all of the whiny, childish Patriots fans who think they’re better than everyone else despite not being an official member of the Patriots team?
    ———————————————–

    Greatest. Post. Ever.

  93. RE LEE says: May 12, 2017 2:53 PM

    Did the other teams lobby for this?

  94. htown1035 says: May 12, 2017 2:58 PM

    bullcharger says:
    May 12, 2017 1:36 PM

    It’s awesome that so many Brady haters are going to have to look at that cover every time they play.
    ————————————————-

    That’s why it will be the least-sold Madden in years.

  95. charger383 says: May 12, 2017 3:05 PM

    He beat the curse of Goodell already

  96. apatfanforever says: May 12, 2017 3:06 PM

    This is great news for all the haters . It gives them one more hope of their team having the slightest chance of defeating the Patriots . Having Brady on this cover is added to the other addictions to help them sleep at night , like alcohol , drugs and the ever present blow up doll . To that I say ” GOOD LUCK ” .

  97. finfansince68 says: May 12, 2017 3:34 PM

    Brady has MORE than proven he’s bullet-proof –
    If Adolf Goodell couldn’t get anything to stick,
    HOW in the HELL – does one think a stupid video game cover’s gonna do him in?

  98. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 12, 2017 3:47 PM

    “If you really were a Pats fan you would know Brady isn’t actually “paid well below market value for a starting QB.” Brady could have made more over the
    course of his career but he has been paid more than any player in the history of the game not named Manning. Considering due to his draft position Brady’s first 3 years netted him less than Eli made in his first year that’s pretty impressive. We hear plenty about how greedy Brees is but since ’01 Brady has out earned him by $11M. The reality is even worse than the trolls have perceived it. Brady has gotten his while still playing under team friendly cap numbers. Further proof that he and the Patriots really are the smartest kids in the class. That’s some ‘system’ alright, lol”

    Obviously Brady has and will end up with the highest career earning given how long he has been in the league and how long he plans on playing. But facts are facts, Brady’s 2017 salary is ranked 13th among all NFL QBs. Brees 2017 salary is ranked the 2nd highest only behind Andrew Luck’s. We Patriots fans also are proud of our system. A system so great a high school QB can start in it and win games. It is without a doubt anymore, the G.O.A.T system. Brady is indeed the G.O.A.T. SYSTEM QB.

  99. pattyarbuccholz says: May 12, 2017 3:51 PM

    thejesusofcool says: May 12, 2017 11:54 AM

    And millions of fan boys are squealing because their lives are solely dedicated to the Madden video game. Sad. Please get a life!

    ———————

    Yet, here you are complaining on a message board. To quote Bart Simpson, “The ironing is delicious”.

  100. 345snarkavenue says: May 12, 2017 4:07 PM

    toddsuperbowles says:
    May 12, 2017 10:39 AM
    Are cheat codes included?

    ——-

    good one, and I’m a Pats fan.

    I don’t play video games, but I might buy this one.

  101. averagepete says: May 12, 2017 4:22 PM

    At least Brady got GOAT status before Madden Curse status.

  102. maust1013 says: May 12, 2017 4:49 PM

    chipsterpatsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 12, 2017 3:47 PM
    , lol
    more nonsense
    =====================

    Being 13th isn’t below average but that’s immaterial’ the point isn’t about this years ‘salary’ at all. The point was and is about total cash earnings vs cap number and real Pats fans know that Brady gets his up front. Again, in the time they have both been in the league Brady has out earned Brees. Bringing him up hurts not helps your argument. It’s not surprising the math is beyond you chipster, it seems to defy most teams as well.

    Every QB that ever played the game played in a SYSTEM of some kind kiddo, lol. Your continued child like spouting of that as though it is some kind of derogatory term just exposes you as the neophyte you are. It’s sad you feel like hiding behind false user names somehow lends anymore strength to your shopworn inanities. Ice up son, the beatings will continue for as long as you do

  103. Nofoolnodrool says: May 12, 2017 4:53 PM

    good one, and I’m a Pats fan.

    I don’t play video games, but I might buy this one.

    I can see you now tucking it under your pillow each night and checking first thing as you wake…..a sweet picture of a true fanboy….yawn.

  104. fireroger says: May 12, 2017 5:10 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 12, 2017 3:47 PM

    Obviously Brady has and will end up with the highest career earning given how long he has been in the league and how long he plans on playing. But facts are facts, Brady’s 2017 salary is ranked 13th among all NFL QBs. Brees 2017 salary is ranked the 2nd highest only behind Andrew Luck’s. We Patriots fans also are proud of our system. A system so great a high school QB can start in it and win games. It is without a doubt anymore, the G.O.A.T system. Brady is indeed the G.O.A.T. SYSTEM QB.
    =================
    Allow me to help translate … the GOAT systems mean there is no other system better. Therefore, any QB that runs that system is better than another QB from any other system (otherwise that system would be better). Therefore …

    Let us know if you can’t get one plus one to equal two.

  105. fireroger says: May 12, 2017 5:13 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    May 12, 2017 4:53 PM
    I can see you now tucking it under your pillow each night and checking first thing as you wake…..a sweet picture of a true fanboy….yawn.
    ================
    Absolutely. It should fit nicely beside the other 5 SB highlight videos 🙂

  106. veddermn8 says: May 12, 2017 5:13 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 12, 2017 3:47 PM

    Obviously Brady has and will end up with the highest career earning given how long he has been in the league and how long he plans on playing. But facts are facts, Brady’s 2017 salary is ranked 13th among all NFL QBs. Brees 2017 salary is ranked the 2nd highest only behind Andrew Luck’s. We Patriots fans also are proud of our system. A system so great a high school QB can start in it and win games. It is without a doubt anymore, the G.O.A.T system. Brady is indeed the G.O.A.T. SYSTEM QB.

    =======

    Please explain then why Brady was never traded by Belichick. Belichick always trades veterans when they get too expensive. Brady makes considerably more than Cassel did in ’08 and more than Garappolo does now. Belichick has either traded or let walk numerous good to great players in the name of saving cap space and building toward the future (ie Vinatieri, Givens, Branch, Moss, Revis, Samuel, Law, Vrabel, Seymour, Milloy, Chandler Jones, Logan Mankins, Jamie Collins and others). A middle salaried QB (and there were years where he was much higher) makes MUCH more than any QB Belichick could have obtained and groomed to be adequate, or “system” QB. And yet Brady is still on the team which is the most obvious flaw in your argument. If Brady was replaceable, he would have been replaced. He and Belichick are the only constants for a reason. He is one of the greatest, possibly the greatest. Full stop. No “system” QB here.

    “facts are facts” indeed.

  107. veddermn8 says: May 12, 2017 5:20 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 12, 2017 3:47 PM

    ” We Patriots fans also are proud of our system. A system so great a high school QB can start in it and win games. It is without a doubt anymore, the G.O.A.T system. Brady is indeed the G.O.A.T. SYSTEM QB.”

    ============

    If Belichick could get anyone off the street to win for him, he would. He would be able to save a lot of money for other positions. Brady being a middle salaried QB (the most expensive position in the game) takes up A LOT OF CAP SPACE. But you don’t care to address that. Sorry to drink your milkshake bud, but maybe next time.

  108. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 12, 2017 5:37 PM

    “Being 13th isn’t below average but that’s immaterial’ the point isn’t about this years ‘salary’ at all. The point was and is about total cash earnings vs cap number and real Pats fans know that Brady gets his up front. Again, in the time they have both been in the league Brady has out earned Brees. Bringing him up hurts not helps your argument. It’s not surprising the math is beyond you chipster, it seems to defy most teams as well.”

    If Brees played for the Saint all the time he’s been league, he would have outearned Brady in total earnings just as he is outearning him today.

    “Every QB that ever played the game played in a SYSTEM of some kind kiddo, lol. Your continued child like spouting of that as though it is some kind of derogatory term just exposes you as the neophyte you are. It’s sad you feel like hiding behind false user names somehow lends anymore strength to your shopworn inanities. Ice up son, the beatings will continue for as long as you do”

    We Patriots fans love and appreciate our system. We believe it is the best there has ever been. I don’t know what bottom feeder of team you are a fan of but I can assure you if you have a system it is nowhere near as great as the Patriots system. We went 3-1 baby without Brady when everyone believed we would be lucky to win a single game without Brady. That’s our system, it is just that great and no matter what haters like downplay it, it will continue to shine.

  109. maust1013 says: May 12, 2017 6:35 PM

    @chipster4life the circular nonsense of your ‘arguments’ exposes you time and again. That you are the only one that can’t see it is part and parcel of your hopeless patsanoia.

  110. mikespillane337 says: May 12, 2017 6:38 PM

    You haters please thank your teams for the Patriots.Without them being on our practice squad we may never have won ANOTHER SUPERBOWL.Tell them that their participation trophies will me mailed after the Patriots Superbowl Ring ceremony….P.S. The players that were on your team and the players that we drafted over the years would like to thank your team also.

  111. deneb1973 says: May 12, 2017 7:03 PM

    Hilarious! Goodell tries to destroy Brady’s reputation by ignoring the Ideal Gas Law and now Brady’s the poster boy for Madden! Goodell takes four game checks from Brady and now Brady gets royalties on the millions of Madden games sold! The choice of Brady for one of the premier products of the NFL game rubs Goodell’s face in his (and the owners who promoted the suspension) own idiocy. The only thing that could top Brady on Madden would be for Goodell to hand the Lombardi trophy to Bob Kraft in 2018 who in turn hands it to Brady or to have Giselle slap the Commissioner on live television.

  112. ak185 says: May 12, 2017 7:23 PM

    This is such a Patriots site.

  113. mrboado says: May 12, 2017 7:35 PM

    As a shout out to the commish, how about a football and a pressure gauge on the cover of Madden?

  114. finnymcphin says: May 12, 2017 7:40 PM

    ak185 says:
    May 12, 2017 7:23 PM
    This is such a Patriots site.
    ———————————–

    That’s just how it goes now. Outside of deflategate last off season it was a Broncos site. Mel Brooks said it pretty well, “It’s good to be the King.”

  115. TheCakeIsALie says: May 12, 2017 7:49 PM

    Does this game come with all of the whiny, childish Patriots fans who think they’re better than everyone else despite not being an official member of the Patriots team?
    ———————————————–

    Greatest. Post. Ever.

    ——-

    Actually, this is the equivalent of “I’m taking my ball and going home.”

    You can’t talk smack, read PFT, submit comments, and then say “you losers all act like you’re part of the team or someting”.

    Game over.

  116. brady2gronktd says: May 12, 2017 8:51 PM

    Pats fans we need to make offerings to the Madden Gods!

  117. youdrivemenutseagles says: May 12, 2017 9:29 PM

    In ’08, Brady faced the Chiefs Week 1.

    Just sayin.🤔

  118. veddermn8 says: May 12, 2017 11:04 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 12, 2017 5:37 PM

    We Patriots fans love and appreciate our system. We believe it is the best there has ever been. I don’t know what bottom feeder of team you are a fan of but I can assure you if you have a system it is nowhere near as great as the Patriots system. We went 3-1 baby without Brady when everyone believed we would be lucky to win a single game without Brady. That’s our system, it is just that great and no matter what haters like downplay it, it will continue to shine.

    ==================

    Still havent answered why BB never traded Brady to save cap space like so many other good ones he let go if he was merely a “system QB”..

    And Belichick as Pats HC is 18-19 without Brady starting and 183-52 with Brady starting. Indisputable proof that Brady is Not a system QB. No pudding for you.

  119. mikespillane337 says: May 13, 2017 11:02 AM

    If it’s the “System” tell your favorite team to copy the “System” and then maybe your team can win more than one game in a row.

  120. npadln says: May 13, 2017 11:10 AM

    So what does the Madden curse actually mean? If the Pats go to the Superbowl and lose would that have then been the curse coming true? I can think of twenty-five other teams that would love to be so “cursed”. Still, I wonder what Vegas thinks now.

  121. usdcoyotesfan says: May 13, 2017 1:53 PM

    Bart Starr won his 5 titles a lot sooner than 16 years.

  122. csb28 says: May 15, 2017 8:25 AM

    seabrawk12 says:
    May 12, 2017 10:33 AM
    Well, looks like two years in a row no Madden for me.

    I will stick with Blitz on N64, more fun anyway.

    —–

    OK just take your ball and go home.

  123. dodohead418 says: May 16, 2017 3:53 PM

    Won’t be happy until Madden and the 2K team put aside their differences and create a game because there are great aspects from both games. Do it for the fans!

  124. hrmlss says: May 17, 2017 6:20 PM

    He looks like he has a concussion…..

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