EA Sports revealed ratings for the initial release of Madden 20 on Monday, July 15. The New Orleans Saints have four players who cracked a 90 overall rating or above. Wide receiver Michael Thomas leads the pack with a 95 rating, the fifth-highest rating among wideouts.
A number of player ratings raised eyebrows across the league. One glaring example is Saints quarterback Drew Brees who was given a 92 rating. Ninety-two out of 100 is a very good rating, but when ranked against the other NFL quarterbacks, Brees is tied with Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck and trails a handful of others. Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes (97), Los Angeles Chargers’ Philip Rivers (94) and New England's Tom Brady (96) were all rated higher than Brees. Players from across the league jumped on Twitter to vent their feelings toward the ratings release, including Thomas:
Other notable Saints rankings include defensive end Cam Jordan (91), running back Alvin Kamara (90), left tackle Terron Armstead (88), cornerback Marshon Lattimore (87) and newly acquired tight end Jared Cook (87).
Player ratings are locked in until the season starts, with weekly updates reflecting changes to rosters and individual performance being released from the game’s developers.