Jamaal Charles, Broncos stay patient, see it pay off with perfect fit

Jamaal Charles had been waiting a while for a second NFL team to sign him. The Broncos were a little late to add running back help.

That makes them a match made for the final wave of 2017 NFL free agency.

As you would expect from the GOAT, the Patriots quarterback also spits on the notion there’s a real-life Madden curse still attached to the virtual accolade.
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Kevin Minter Game Jersey Said Brady, via EA’s release: The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me. Especially since I have been playing the game since growing up next to EA headquarters in the Bay Area.

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!

Brady, a San Mateo, Calif., native, grew up 15 minutes north of EA Sports’ home in Redwood City. He becomes the second consecutive Patriots player to be on the Madden cover, following tight end Rob Gronkowski in 2016. It’s the first time that’s ever happened for teammates.

The best QB of all time, at this stage in his career, shouldn’t be afraid of a silly curse. Although Gronk ended last season on injured reserve after back surgery, New England wasn’t cursed as a team, as Brady led it to an epic comeback win over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI.

The Marlins did a good job of signing Volquez, a guy who will eat innings. Their rotation isn’t great, and it lacks an ace after the unfortunate and untimely passing of Jose Fernandez. The offense is what’s going to keep the team in contention this year, but the hitters will have to play up to standards and expectation. That includes star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who had a good but not great season in 2016.