Can Megatron avoid the Madden curse?

Breath easy Panthers fans, Cam Newton will not be on the cover this year’s Madden.

The same cannot be said for Lions fans and Calvin Johnson fantasy football dynasty owners. The infamous Madden cover curse has hit Megatron this year. While it is hard to believe that Calvin won’t dominate cornerbacks like he did all last year, there is NO beating the Madden curse.

Whether it was Eddie George, Culpepper, Faulk, Lewis, Alexander, Vick or last year’s cover Peyton Hillis, year after year elite and all-star players have suffered at the hands of the Madden curse.

Fantasy football owners here is the ultimate word of caution, hold back from drafting Megatron, at least until the 2nd round.

While Calvin didn’t ease through the tournament like Cam Newton, it was Calvin who took down Newton in the finals. Calvin is only the 2nd WR to be on the Madden cover.

For Lions fans who still have hope, read this tweet:

About Shane Clemons

Shane Clemons came from humble beginnings creating his own Jaguars blog before moving on to SBNation as a featured writer for the Jaguars. He then moved to Bloguin where he briefly covered the AFC South before taking over Bloguin's Jaguars blog. Since the inception of This Given Sunday, Shane has served as an editor for the site, doing his best not to mess up a good thing.