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- Every year, “Madden NFL” rates the skills of nearly 3,000 professional players based on more than 50 different attributes.
- The creators of “Madden NFL 20” say they want the game to feel more realistic this year, leading to lower ratings overall and larger gaps between NFL superstars and average players.
- Just four players managed to earn a 99 overall rating, the game’s highest possible player score. Seven players made the “99 Club” last year.
- “Madden NFL 20” is out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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“Madden” has been the top football video game for more than a decade, and each year, the development team at Electronic Arts rates thousands of NFL players based on more than 50 different attributes.
The NFL is now filled with a generation of players who grew up playing “Madden,” and many players pay close attention to their score as a point of pride.
The creators of “Madden NFL 20” said they want the game to feel more realistic this season, leading to lower ratings overall and larger skill gaps between superstars and average players. The game’s highest possible rating is a 99 overall, but only a select few players make it into the coveted “99 Club” each year. The game is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Only four players in “Madden NFL 20” earned a 99 overall rating, and three of them are defensive superstars. That could change as the season progresses, since Madden offers weekly ratings adjustments during the course of the season based on player performance.
Here are the top-rated players:
20. Earl Thomas III, Baltimore Ravens safety — 95 Overall
19. Damon Harrison Sr., Detroit Lions defensive tackle — 95 Overall
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18. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans defensive end — 96 Overall
17. Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback — 96 Overall
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16. Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys Guard — 96 Overall
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15. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs tight end — 96 Overall
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14. Todd Gurley II, Los Angeles Rams running back — 96 Overall
13. Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle — 96 Overall
12. Von Miller, Denver Broncos linebacker — 97 Overall
11. Antonio Brown, wide receiver — 97 Overall
10. Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback — 97 Overall
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9. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns wide receiver — 97 Overall
8. David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers offensive tackle — 97 Overall
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7. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback — 98 Overall
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6. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers linebacker — 98 Overall
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5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver — 98 Overall
4. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks linebacker — 99 Overall
3. Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears linebacker — 99 Overall
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2. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans wide receiver — 99 Overall
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