According to Game Daily, the coverboy for the next Madden game will be Green Bay Packer MVP and superstar Brett Farve.
Farve, who turns 185 this year, has retired from pro football, meaning a end to the Madden-curse may be onhand. Here's Game Daily's evidence:
the [Madden 09] cover athlete is expected to be announced on April 25. Moreover, a quick check of the CBS schedule for Late Show with David Letterman shows that Favre is going to appear as one of Dave's guests tonight (April 24). For the past few years, EA has used late-night shows to announce the Madden cover. Last year Jimmy Kimmel's show was used to announce Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young for Madden 08.
It's walking and quacking like a duck, but it's not quite a duck. We'll see how this pans out tomorrow.
GameDaily: Scoop: Brett Favre to Cover Madden NFL 09