This new normal is not something the Madden NFL 24 was Madden 24 coins  prepared for, and it’s going to be fascinating to watch it unfold over the coming 2-3 years. Either the salary cap jumps significantly, or teams will need to completely change how they’re doing business and building teams. Either way, we have the Jaguars to thank.

The new Tom Brady’s return to the Madden NFL 24 is a mild annoyance to most of us. Heck, it felt like a foregone conclusion No. 12 would be back. But there’s one person who is feeling extremely bad about the news — and it’s hilarious.

On Saturday night an unnamed bidder purchased the ball from Tom Brady’s final touchdown pass for $518K, according to auction site Lelands. Not even 24 hours later it turned into an ordinary touchdown ball. It has to be one of the most hilarious, precipitous drops in the value of a piece of sporting memorabilia of all time.

Normally I’m not a fan of this kind of schadenfreude, but if you’re spending $518K on a football, you clearly have more dollars than sense. Not to mention the fact that there were already lingering rumors Brady could return, with sources saying No. 12 wasn’t 100 percent sold on leaving the Madden NFL 24, despite announcing his exit.

The “final touchdown pass” ball came on a 55-yarder from Brady to Mike Evans in the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Rams. At the time it was hard to believe the ball had much significance, so Evans tossed the ball into the crowd.

Soon after it became apparent that this might be a very, very valuable piece of memorabilia — or at least, it was. The ball was never given back to Brady, now it’s been sold and kudos to the seller for moving on from this quickly and not holding it hoping it would increase in value.

Now the new owner is left holding the bag. The ball still has  Buy mut 24 coins xbox value, but is essentially worthless compared to the half-million paid. When Brady inevitably throws another touchdown it will become just another ball. Feel bad.

With the first round of the 2022 Madden NFL 24 Draft just over a week away we’re drawing closer to finally getting the picks in and erasing the pre-draft anxiety most football fans are living in. The time leading up to the draft is stressful if you’re a fan of a bad team, because we’re all just hoping our team doesn’t screw it up. If your team made the playoffs, congrats — you’re hoping a bad team screws up and lets a talented player fall.