New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was selected to be on the cover of “Madden NFL 18,” becoming the oldest player to appear on the cover of the popular EA Sports game. Brady, who will turn 40 in August, grew up a few miles away from where Electronic Arts, or EA, opened in his hometown of San Mateo, California. As a kid he would work out in the EA gym, in part because the company employed a family friend who lived across the street from him.