Madden 20 ratings are not kind to the Bills offense

July 15, 2019 - 2:33 pm

When Bills fans who want to play as the team in the new Madden 20 game go to use Josh Allen and company, they're going to face one big challenge. Monday morning, EA Sports released the full player ratings for the new game, set to launch in August.

Lots of thought and research goes into player ratings, Madden even started putting their own scouts on the sidelines to make the ratings as accurate as possible. All that being said, Bills fans are not going to like how they rated the Bills offense.

If you're not familiar with what the Madden overall ratings really mean, its a score out of 100.


Josh Allen's rating starts where it ended up at the end of last season. Allen's 74-rating is the same as the likes of Sam Darnold, Joe Flacco, and Ryan Tannehill. That's tied for 28th among quarterbacks. A strong start to his sophomore season would likely see Allen jump into the 80s.

One interesting thing to look at is Tyree Jackson's rating. At 64, he's higher than sixth overall pick Daniel Jones. The Giants rookie comes in just a tad lower at 63.

Running Back:

Running back is easily the best position on the Bills offense in Madden. So, for anyone preparing to use the Bills, you might want to run the ball a lot. McCoy still has really good speed, acceleration, and agility ratings. While Frank Gore most likely will do his damage breaking tackles.

This is more evidence of how deep the Bills backfield currently is. T.J. Yeldon is probably the highest rated third string running back in the game, and if Devin Singletary shines this season he'll see a spike in his rating as well.

Wide Receiver:

Cole Beasley is the Bills highest rated offensive player at 83. John Brown is the fastest Bills offensive player with a 94 speed rating.

A 72-rating for Robert Foster is pretty disprespectful for a player that flashed what he flashed at the end of last season. I would absolutely have him at at least Zay Jones' rating.

Andre Roberts has as low receiver rating, but is the best Bills returner in the game. Fair.

Tight End:

While I'd say Robert Foster didn't get enough respect from Madden, I think the tight ends got too much respect. Tyler Kroft is okay, but there's a reason he couldn't start for the Bengals unless there were injuries ahead of him. A 78-rating isn't great, but better than I think Kroft deserves.

Lee Smith is the amazing one. In a world where 'video game moves' is a phrase used by broadcasters, Lee Smith has none of them. His blocking ratings are most likely among the highest of any tight end in the game.

Offensive Tackle:

Offensive tackle is the weakest position for the Bills in the game. Dawkins at 77 is good, but not much after that.

Given the love many film analysts and analytic football minds give to Ty Nsekhe, he should be higher than a 71. That's a rating generally reserved for rookies or journeymen backups. There's reason to believe that Nsekhe is much more than that.

Interior OL:

The most noteworthy name of the other linemen is Mitch Morse. Madden would tell you the Bills way overpaid for Morse in free agency. The Bills made him the highest paid center in NFL history, and the game has him as the eleventh ranked center. That's very good, and the best among the Bills' linemen, but not worth the money if accurate.

Madden certainly isn't buying into the Bills making a leap forward at offensive line this season.

Playing a lot with the Bills in Madden 19, Josh Allen is such a fun player to use. He's fast and can throw the ball as far as anyone. It can also be incredibly frustrating at times. There will be occasions where you drop back into a clean pocket, hit the X button for a wide open Robert Foster, and Allen will sail it 1,000 feet over his head.

If Allen takes a big step forward this season, and his rating improves along with that, he'll be one of the most fun players to play with in Madden.

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