EA Sports tweeted out the cover:
Brady's presence on the cover of Madden 18 is a good thing for the Patriots, if history is any indication, as NFL reporter Dov Kleiman noted:
Brady told fans he's not worried about the storied "Madden Curse":
EA Sports appropriately put Brady on the cover of the G.O.A.T. edition.
He became the first quarterback to win five Super Bowls as a starter when he led the Patriots to a 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons after erasing a 25-point deficit.
This marks the second straight year in which a Patriots player has graced the cover. Tight end Rob Gronkowski was last year's cover athlete.