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McCaffrey 'not superstitious at all' about Madden curse

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Christian McCaffrey isn't worried about the Madden curse.

The San Francisco 49ers running back was announced as the Madden NFL 25 cover athlete Tuesday and, while some people are superstitious about the honor, McCaffrey isn't one of them.

"I'm not superstitious at all about it," McCaffrey told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. "I was so excited, man. This was such an honor ... When I first got the call, I was in shock. It's something that I just never thought would happen to me. I never thought that somebody would call and tell me I'm on the cover of Madden.

"So when I got the call, I wasn't thinking about any curse. I was just excited. I think that stuff is kinda myth and, you know, whatever happens, happens. But I'm excited to be on the cover."

There's a belief that the player chosen for the Madden cover is destined to experience a decline in production or a serious injury, though recent history suggests that the so-called curse may be a thing of the past.

McCaffrey led the NFL in rushing yards (1,459), yards from scrimmage (2,023), and total touchdowns (21) last season en route to winning Offensive Player of the Year.

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