Drew Brees' recent string of success could be coming to an end.
The Saints quarterback and Super Bowl MVP has been a marketing magnet ever since he led New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, but his latest appearance could derail his success.
He chose to be on the cover of Madden 2011, subjecting himself to the possibility of falling to the dreaded "Madden Curse."
Ever since Barry Sanders appeared on the Madden 2000 cover in 1999, bad times have usually befallen on the man on the front. All have tried to prove it wrong. Few have succeeded.
John Madden even had the audacity to include two players on last season's cover, subjecting both to possibility of injury-filled and mediocre years. Larry Fitzgerald survived, but Troy Polamalu only played five games due to a knee injury.
Will Brees be able to avoid the misfortune? We'll look through the history and see how he compares.