They say all publicity is good publicity, but some would argue that gracing the cover of Madden isn’t a good thing. The “Madden cover jinx” is an actual thing. At least, people subscribe to that theory. When a guy gets voted the grace the cover, their luck usually takes a nose dive. That hasn’t happened in every scenario, but enough for people to believe in it. Let’s see how Odell Beckham, Jr. fairs.
Thanks to a sensational rookie campaign and pulling off the catch of the year, Odell Beckham Jr., the speedy wide receiver for the New York Giants, will be gracing the cover of EA Sports’ “Madden NFL 16” video game, EA announced via Twitter.
The 2014 Rookie of the Year won the fan vote by beating out New England Patriot’s tight end Rob Gronkowski, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and Pittsburg Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Beckham is the youngest player and first New York Giant to be featured as a Madden cover athlete and he expressed his gratitude on Twitter.