It's that time of year again.
Today, the good people of Madden released their full rankings for Madden 20, available on Aug. 2. Here are some notable items from how they see they see the Eagles looking this year.
The Best Team in the Game
That's right, Madden believes in the Eagles. With an overall rating of 89, the Philadelphia Eagles are the highest rated team in the game. They edged out the Dallas Cowboys (88), New Orleans Saints (87), New England Patriots (87) and Green Bay Packers (87).
Carson Wentz Snubbed in Madden 20
Carson Wentz will begin the season as an 82 overall, dipping three points from where he was to start the year last season. The rating places Wentz tied for 13th at his position behind guys like Baker Mayfield (83) and Jared Goff (83) and tied with Deshaun Watson (82). After an incredible season last year, Patrick Mahomes (97) is the top-rated QB, followed by the ageless wonder, Tom Brady (96).
The Top Bird
It should come as no surprise that Fletcher Cox is the highest ranked Eagles player at an overall ranking of 96. His ranking makes him the 15th highest ranked player in the NFL and the top defensive tackle (Madden considers Aaron Donald an end). His combination of speed, acceleration and strength make him an unstoppable force in both the video game and in real life.
These Birds Can Fly
One of the more important aspects in Madden often times is speed and the Eagles have 13 players with a rating of 90 or higher in that category. Five players, Ronald Darby, Shelton Gibson, Josh Hawkins, DeSean Jackson and Avonte Maddox, are tied for the highest speed rating on the team at 93.
According to Madden, the fastest player in the NFL is Tyreek hill, with 99 speed and 99 acceleration, the only player with a 99 in either category.
Top of their Class
There's a number of Eagles players that are ranked very highly at their position.
Fletcher Cox: 96, 1st among DT
Jason Kelce: 94, tied for 1st among C
Zach Ertz: 93, 2nd among TE
Malcolm Jenkins: 92, 2nd among SS
Brandon Brooks: 90, 4th among RG
Brandon Graham: 89, 3rd among RE
Lane Johnson: 89, 2nd among RT
Lowest Rated Eagle
Sorry Rick Lovato, for the second straight year you're the lowest rated Eagles player. Actually, Lovato's ranking lowered from a 43 in 2019 to a 41 in 2020. Lovato, the long snapper, certainly didn't do anything wrong from a snapping standpoint last season, but he's listed as a TE in the game and they probably want to make him as unusable at that position as possible.
Other notable Eagles that received poor ratings are Clayton Thorson (56), Nate Sudfeld (57) and Jordan Mailata (58).
Click here to see the Madden ranking for the entire Eagles roster.
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