We’re very sorry, Detroit Lions fans. But Calvin Johnson will suffer a debilitating injury any day now.
Indeed, the superstar wideout known as “Megatron” was voted by fans as the new cover star for wildly popular video game Madden ’13, knocking off Carolina quarterback Cam Newton in the finals, despite Newton’s funny appeal to sports fans.
It’s been years, however, since the football player who appeared on this cover actually went on to enjoy a successful season.
“Man, it’s great,” Johnson said upon being named the winner, shaking off any notion of a cover jinx. “Just to see yourself on this Madden [cover] and seeing all the guys that have been on Madden? C’mon, man.”
Over 20 million fans voted in the contest, with with Johnson beating out Dwayne Bowe, Arian Foster, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Rodgers on his way to the championship.