Top 10 NFL Players Who Got the Worst Out of the Madden Cover Curse

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List of players who were in the madden covers during that time the players played that following season with a not as good season or just down right disappointing

The Top Ten

1 Vince Young Vince Young Vincent Paul Young, Jr. is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for six seasons.

It was too soon for him to be on the cover probably the definition of sophomore slump of madden. - htoutlaws2012

2 Peyton Hillis Peyton Hillis Peyton Derek Hillis is a former American football fullback and running back who played in the National Football League.

I remember thinking in 2012 why? I had a feeling this guy would have bad luck - htoutlaws2012

3 Marshall Faulk Marshall Faulk Marshall William Faulk is a former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for twelve seasons.

After being on the cover he was not the same after that his yards keep going more down as he got hurt that year - htoutlaws2012

4 Donovan McNabb Donovan McNabb Donovan Jamal McNabb is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons.

Where did he end up going you guessed it the redskins not a good way to end your career - htoutlaws2012

5 Shaun Alexander Shaun Alexander Shaun Edward Alexander is a former American football running back who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

In my opinion was the greatest Seattle RB in history, but that season he had a career ending injury and that sucks - htoutlaws2012

6 Troy Polamalu Troy Polamalu Troy Aumua Polamalu is a former American football strong safety who played his entire twelve-year career for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

After the super bowl vs cards he was not the same he kept always getting injured that was the end for polamalu - htoutlaws2012

7 Michael Vick Michael Vick Michael Dwayne Vick is an American football quarterback who is a free agent. He has previously played for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Despite that 1 year with the Eagles, when he was with the Falcons he had a decent rookie season, then the curse appears he got hurt and killed dogs and somehow plays in the NFL again? - htoutlaws2012

8 Dorsey Levens Dorsey Levens

Originally Sanders was gonna be on the cover but he retired that following year, it ended up being this guy and he blew his knees - htoutlaws2012

9 Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

Your saying what but Barry was on the cover too. Yes, but Peterson was on the cover of the ps4/XB1 game of madden 25 and what did he do he abused his kid and played one game and got suspended - htoutlaws2012

10 Garrison Hearst Garrison Hearst

The first victim of the madden curse enough said - htoutlaws2012

The Contenders

11 Daunte Culpepper Daunte Culpepper Daunte Rachard Culpepper is a former American football quarterback. He last played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.

The fact that a 6'4", 270 lb Pro Bowl quarterback who could pass and run, and broke Dan Marino's single season yards record is being compared to Teddy Bridgewater is evidence enough that Culpepper needs to be higher on this list. The curse destroyed his season and his legacy. - HenchmanNo2

He was today's Bridgewater before Bridgewater ever came to minnasota, anyway he had a promising start then he had a very disappointing season while on the cover that year. - htoutlaws2012

12 Odell Beckham Jr. Odell Beckham Jr. Odell Beckham Jr. is a NFL wide receiver, playing for the New York Giants. He is most-known for making an incredible one-handed catch against the Dallas Cowboys. Beckham was drafted 12th overall to the New York Giants.

I know it's too soon, I just don't like the vibe I'm getting with this guy. Yes he made that amazing catch, but if this guy gets injured I won't say I told you so - htoutlaws2012

Update: his actions cursed him so there you go his action cost his team the playoffs. - htoutlaws2012

13 Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Kinda hard to say, but that year with the jets he had off-season issues. - htoutlaws2012

14 Eddie George Eddie George Edward Nathan George Jr. is a former college and professional American football player who was a running back in the National Football League for nine seasons.

Injuries caught up to him he never had an injury ever then he was the cover that was it - htoutlaws2012

15 Richard Sherman Richard Sherman Richard Kevin Sherman is an American football cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

I'll give him credit he endured the pain, but did he help his team? Nope he lost in the end to the pats therefore technically cursed - htoutlaws2012

16 Larry Fitzgerald Larry Fitzgerald Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Fitzgerald was drafted 3rd overall to the Arizona Cardinals in 2004, he is considered to be one of the best players of his position to never win a Super Bowl.

He has slowly gotten worse over the last 5 years yeah he had a good season during his madden run, yet ever since Warner left he looked like a #2 WR overthere - htoutlaws2012

17 Ray Lewis Ray Lewis Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played his entire 17-year career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

This one is kinda an oddball between yes he got hurt that year & how he did towards the end of his career - htoutlaws2012

18 Drew Brees Drew Brees Drew Christopher Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League.

Now I'll give him credit he is still very consistent with reaching 5,000 yards. When it came to losing to a weak seahawks team (at the time) that told me the curse striked again - htoutlaws2012

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19 Calvin Johnson Calvin Johnson Calvin Johnson Jr. is a retired American football wide receiver who played his entire career for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He is often called the nickname ''Megatron'' for his rare combination of size, speed, and leaping ability on the field.

Probably the only player to survive the curse, but not his team unfortunately. - htoutlaws2012

20 Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski Robert Paxton Gronkowski, nicknamed "Gronk," is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Our newest addition soon to have either a down year or his team won't do so well. - htoutlaws2012

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