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Tom Brady is on the cover of Madden NFL 18

It took Tom Brady 17 NFL seasons and five championships, but he's finally landed the cover of Madden.

EA Sports announced Friday that Brady will grace the cover of Madden NFL 18, which will release August 25. It will be the second consecutive year a New England Patriot is on the cover of the game, following Rob Gronkowski. EA Sports also dropped the first trailer for Madden NFL 18.

This is Brady's first Maddenbut second NFL game cover. He was featured on the cover ofNFL GameDay 2003, a series that ended two years later. He said in a statement that he's not worried about the dreaded Madden curse, which claimed Gronkowski last year.

"I'm not one to believe in curses, so I'm ready to take the challenge head on like always! It doesn't stand a chance!"

He even released a video Friday morning that says he has the curse thing under control.

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They wouldn't let me break the full-length mirror… All good!

Posted by Tom Brady on Friday, May 12, 2017