Drew Brees Is a Finalist for Madden NFL 11 Cover Vote By Fans, Just Vote No

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IFebruary 19, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to pass against the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Every year the game developers at Electronic Arts (EA) pick their finalists for the next cover athlete of their Madden NFL football franchise.

Every year, the players that get picked usually end up getting hurt in some capacity, hence "The Madden Curse."

Now EA has selected their finalists for this year's incarnation of the game Madden NFL 11, but with a twist, because fans will vote who can grace the cover this year.

Voting is here.

The finalists are Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, and Vikings defensive end Jared Allen.

A tremendous honor for each of these players, but is the honor of adorning one of the most successful video game franchises of all-time worth the price of becoming the next victim of the curse?

Brees obviously deserves the cover the most for not only winning the Super Bowl, but for being the game's MVP too.

Still, if the Saints are to become the next dynasty franchise, then he should respectfully decline the honor.

Other Super Bowl winning quarterbacks like the Patriots Tom Brady, Colts Peyton Manning, or Steelers Ben Roethlisberger have never been on the cover and even though Brady and Roethlisberger have had some injury issues, at least it could never be connected to "The Madden Curse."

Brees should follow the examples of these quarterbacks and just stick to being on football cards rather than video game covers, but that is up to the fans.

Saints fans should start voting for the other players, because you would love your Saints to have another successful season in 2010 with a healthy quarterback.

Voting ends on March 15.


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