Titans quarterback Vince Young is about to embark on one of the biggest superstitions in professional football. I feel sorry for Tennessee fans already.
A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Young's gracing the cover of the game to The City Paper. Efforts to reach EA Sports were unsuccessful on Monday.
An official announcement is expected on Tuesday and Young will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" as part of the kickoff promotion for the newest version the popular NFL video game that is endorsed by NFL Hall of Fame coach and analyst John Madden.
I assume most of you have heard of the Madden Cover jinx that strikes players on the cover with misfortue in different forms. Sometimes it'll be an injury or just lousy play, but either way, this doesn't bode well for Young. Just look at Shaun Alexander last year and what happened to him after being on the cover. I'm not saying it's a guarantee that Young will flop in 2007, but I'd stay away from him in your fantasy leagues.