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Well now we know what quarterback to get on our fantasy team next season - anyone but Vince Young. The Tennessee Titan was dealt the worst luck yesterday when EA Sports announced that he would grace their cursed cover for Madden '08.

Something we wouldn't wish on our worst enemies.

Here's a glance of what happened to those who took the money from EA to be on the classic video game:

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Garrison Hearst, Madden '99: The first player ever on the cover breaks his ankle and doesnt play again until 2001. Barry Sanders, Madden 2000: Just two years after his greatest season he suddenly retires at his peak for no apparent reason.

Daunte Culpepper, Madden 2002: Season-ending knee injury after a 4-7 year so far.

Marshall Faulk, Madden 2003: Ankle injury forced him to miss five games and he never broke 1,000 in a season again.

Other coverboys included: Michael Vick (2004, fractured fibia), Ray Lewis (2005, broken wrist), Donovan McNabb (2006, hernia), Shaun Alexander (2007, fractured foot).AP photo