This past week Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman picked up another honor for himself as he was voted to grace the cover of this year’s much anticipated NFL video game, Madden 15.
Of course, as is always the case when a player is named to be on the cover, the infamous “Madden curse” is brought up, leaving some to feel that the honor will ultimately spell doom this upcoming season for one of the best defensive backs in the game.
However, as Sherman so simply put it, he’s not buying that nonsense.
“I don’t believe in curses,” he said via ESPN. “I believe in God.”
Of course, as ridiculous as it sounds, the curse does hold a bit of weight and that’s why it exists in the first place. Players that have appeared on the cover such as Michael Vick, Peyton Hillis, Vince Young and Shaun Alexander all suffered some sort of setback and were never really the same players going forward.
But then there was Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson who appeared on the cover and went on to have one of the best seasons of his career, even breaking a record held by the best to ever play his position, Jerry Rice.
We’ll just have to wait and see whether or not Sherman can join Johnson in debunking the curse, or if he adds his name to the unfortunate list.