By: Steve Johnson
In this years edition of Madden, the Philadelphia Eagles are the highest rated overall team, at 89 OVR. The Eagles have five players rated 90 or better, Fletcher Cox (96), Jason Kelce (94), Zach Ertz (93). Malcolm Jenkins (92), and Brandon Brooks (90). The lowest rated Eagle is Long Snapper Rich Lovato (41 OVR), but the game does not have a LS position, so he is listed as a TE. Following up the 90+ group, Brandon Graham (89), Lane Johnson (89), Alshon Jeffery (87), and Jason Peters (87), just missed out. You can check out all of this years Madden player ratings here. Here’s a couple fun facts about the Eagles ratings, as well as some players that are too high and too low.
- K Jake Elliott 79 Speed Rating. Wheels
- LB Kamu Grugier-Hill 85 Kick Power. If you remember, Grugier-Hill kicked off during a game in which Elliott was injured.
- WR Braxton Miller 74 Throw Power. Miller, played QB at Ohio St., before spending his first two NFL seasons with Houston, transitioning to WR.
- LT Jordan Mailata 62 Ball Carrier Vision, 57 Stiff Arm, 74 Truck, 44 Break Tackle, 57 Catch is a good combination to make a short yardage FB (still waiting on Doug to utilize this).
Carson Wentz 82 OVR
Wentz is the 14th ranked QB in Madden 2020, just behind Jared Goff, Baker Mayfield and Deshaun Watson, and just ahead of Kirk Cousins and Dak Prescott. Being that injury rating doesn’t effect a players rating, I can’t see any reason why Wentz is the 14th best QB per Madden.
Nigel Bradham 78 OVR
With a defense full of talent, Bradham might go the most unnoticed. He is one of the leaders of this defense and is constantly around the ball. the 81 awareness really jumps out as a slight.
Malcolm Jenkins 92 OVR
According to Madden, Jenkins is the 3rd best safety (combined FS and SS) in the NFL. Don’t get me wrong, Jenkins is a great player, and the leader of the Eagles defense. Although safeties can be used in so many different ways in the modern game, ranking Jenkins as a top 3 safety in the league may be a little bit of a stretch. Perhaps he’s slightly overrated in the publics eye to his work in social justice off the field.
Corey Clement 75 OVR
If Eagles rookie Miles Sanders is a 72, then why is Clement a 75? Obviously Madden updates their ratings throughout the year, beginning almost immediately in the preseason, the rookie Sanders is going to be a stud. Clement is the definition of a JAG (Just Another Guy). His break tackle is an 80, which is more than generous, as is his 78 elusiveness, which is odd since Eagles fans are still waiting for him to force a missed tackle going into year 3.