The Madden Curse has been well-documented in recent years, but perhaps not to the extent as this breakdown from Shirts.com. Since 1999, the NFL player gracing the cover of the Madden NFL video game by EA Sports has run into trouble that season, most notably with injuries.
Madden 15 is scheduled for release Tuesday, and cornerback Richard Sherman is the featured player after helping the Seahawks win the Super Bowl. Sherman is the second Seattle player to earn this honor.
Running back Shaun Alexander was selected after he helped the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl in his MVP season of 2005. After making the Madden cover, Alexander hurt his foot in 2006 and never regained his form, which provided more fodder for Curse believers.