The game, "Madden NFL 18," makes its debut Friday, August 25.
Brady, the two-time AP NFL Most Valuable Player award winner who is the game's cover athlete, is statistically one of the best quarterbacks in the league. As such, he's one of the highest paid players in NFL history.
In fact, Forbes reports Brady's 2016 overall earnings at $44.1 million, the 15th highest-paid athlete in the world last year.
Brady, however, wasn't always so well-known. Of the 254 players selected in the 2000 NFL Draft, he was taken 199th by the Patriots and signed a contract worth $193,000 in guaranteed earnings. He went on to win the franchise's first Super Bowl in 2002.
His contract now: A two-year deal worth $41 million, including a $28 million signing bonus and an average yearly salary of $20.5 million, according to the sports contracts and salaries website Spotrac.
Forbes reports Brady has also made $8 million in endorsement deals.
While many sports gamers are looking forward to another season on the controls, some players may be looking over their shoulders because of the "Madden curse."
The suspicion is that players featured on the game's cover experience some sort of injury or athletic adversity in the coming season. Brady's teammate, tight end Rob Gronkowski, suffered a back injury after being featured on the cover last year.
In a May 12 video, Brady said, "The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me … I'm not one to believe in curses, so I'm ready to take the challenge head-on like always! It doesn't stand a chance!!!"
If the curse did stand a chance, though, Brady has probably made enough money over the course of his career to hold him over for a while.
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