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EA Plans to Kickoff the Official Madden NFL 19 Player Ratings on June 27, with 7 Players Rated an Overall 99

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EA Plans to Kickoff the Official Madden NFL 19 Player Ratings on June 27, with 7 Players Rated an Overall 99

EA plans to begin revealing the official Madden NFL 19 ratings on June 27, starting with 7 players with an overall 99 rating.

The team will follow up for the next few weeks, as the rookie ratings will be revealed on July 2, the full list of player ratings on July 9 and finishing it off with Madden Ultimate Team ratings on July 23.

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  1. jpdavis82
    7???? I don’t know if there should be one.
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    Yea I’m good just waiting till release to see the rosters . But I get why I guess show it now have people talking about how someone should or should not be rated
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    Overall ratings are the worst (in sports games) cause it always brings out the bias arguments about why players should be better or worse. Especially from the pros themselves lol always wanting to be faster than they are rated.
    I think the overalls this year matter a lot less than in years past. At least as far as cfm folks go. I mean a guy like Brady could be a 99 in on scheme and a 97 in another. I'm more interested in seeing how the rookies are rated and who if any got the elusive superstar trait.
    Sphinx
    I think the overalls this year matter a lot less than in years past. At least as far as cfm folks go. I mean a guy like Brady could be a 99 in on scheme and a 97 in another. I'm more interested in seeing how the rookies are rated and who if any got the elusive superstar trait.

    The archetypes should allow for more accurate ratings because in theory they shouldn't have to artificially boost certain ratings for certain players to manufacture that High OVR. Brady can have that 99 Field General OVR, which is what we'll probably see in the reveal, but many of his other ratings can be low enough to give him something like a 65 OVR for Scrambler. By the same token Cam Newton can get the 90+ for Strong Arm and Scrambler, but be in the 70s for Field General.(Although Moonlightswami will probably lobby really hard to get his boy a higher FG rating than that).
    Sphinx
    I think the overalls this year matter a lot less than in years past. At least as far as cfm folks go. I mean a guy like Brady could be a 99 in on scheme and a 97 in another. I'm more interested in seeing how the rookies are rated and who if any got the elusive superstar trait.

    I hope you're right. Maybe this goes under the wish list category, but I'd love to see their ratings be based on Pro Football Focus or something like that. They are interesting, somewhat jarring, but performance based.
    jpdavis82
    We also should be getting the graphics Blog Thursday.
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    I hope the graphics blog still comes out this week.
    Sphinx
    I think the overalls this year matter a lot less than in years past. At least as far as cfm folks go. I mean a guy like Brady could be a 99 in on scheme and a 97 in another. I'm more interested in seeing how the rookies are rated and who if any got the elusive superstar trait.

    Truthfully, I think since we figured out all the tricks to how lowering ratings makes game play better ratings really don't matter. I mean does EA not pay attention to things people find here where lowering certain ratings makes players play better and more realistic? EX... lowering Pursuit for DEs and DTs make for better D-Line play. If people here can find these rating tricks, why does EA continue to hype up high OVRs?
    jfsolo
    The archetypes should allow for more accurate ratings because in theory they shouldn't have to artificially boost certain ratings for certain players to manufacture that High OVR. Brady can have that 99 Field General OVR, which is what we'll probably see in the reveal, but many of his other ratings can be low enough to give him something like a 65 OVR for Scrambler. By the same token Cam Newton can get the 90+ for Strong Arm and Scrambler, but be in the 70s for Field General.(Although Moonlightswami will probably lobby really hard to get his boy a higher FG rating than that).

    70 for Field General for Cam Newton is way too high. He's one of the dumbest players in the league, and in fact, one of the dumbest people on the planet.
    Therebelyell626
    That doesn't really look like Todd Hurley to me lol. They baker mayfield model looks pretty good though

    I was just thinking the same thing. That gurley face is horrible especially since now they seem to be showing more players with helmets off this year.
    brahmagoul
    I hope you're right. Maybe this goes under the wish list category, but I'd love to see their ratings be based on Pro Football Focus or something like that. They are interesting, somewhat jarring, but performance based.
    They already are - Kane (and Donny before him) have heavily relied upon PFF for ratings when calculating weekly ratings increases and decreases.
    Find_the_Door
    They already are - Kane (and Donny before him) have heavily relied upon PFF for ratings when calculating weekly ratings increases and decreases.

    I've always felt these ratings were more manipulated than actually being a representative of the real player.
    Player A is viewed as the #1 player per PFF/opinion. Therefore he is rated high 90s, and he is elite at every positional need. Players B, C, D, E are viewed as the next in line for best at their position. But in real life they all have a different play style, they've mastered their craft, but they are more one-dimensional than all-around studs. Doesn't matter in real life, because they fit perfect in their teams and are studs.
    Problem is that the game cannot show this for players B, C, D and E. They must also be well rounded so that their OVRs fall in line as #'s 2, 3, 4, and 5.
    This leads to inflated OVRs and lack of real difference between players, because B, C, D and E need other ratings inflated to make sure they are at the top of their position.
    jfsolo
    The archetypes should allow for more accurate ratings because in theory they shouldn't have to artificially boost certain ratings for certain players to manufacture that High OVR. Brady can have that 99 Field General OVR, which is what we'll probably see in the reveal, but many of his other ratings can be low enough to give him something like a 65 OVR for Scrambler. By the same token Cam Newton can get the 90+ for Strong Arm and Scrambler, but be in the 70s for Field General.(Although Moonlightswami will probably lobby really hard to get his boy a higher FG rating than that).

    That would be so great.
    Giving Brady 97 THP because he needs that high OVR is hilarious. He's probably the best QB in the league, but no way the strongest arm in the league....
    My guess is:
    Aaron Rodgers
    Tom Brady
    Aaron Donald
    Von Miller
    Literally no clue.
    Gronk? Please no.
    Leveon? Nah.
    An O-lineman like Martin or Yanda?
    Antonio Brown? No.
    Julio? Stop it.
    Ramsey? Not yet.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    Wish they would tone down the overalls like how Fifa has them. There shouldn't be any 99's.

    This.
    It's painful how inflated Madden's ratings are compared to the likes of The Show, 2K, FIFA, and OOTP. In what other big sport game do you have 19 95+ OVR players?
    The ratings should reflect the current landscape of the league, not what Madden usually has and then plug said name into that rating because he's "the best current player".
    The fact Gronk is still a 99 OVR is just blasphemy.
    Daywalker86
    For the record - Harrison Smith should be one.
    He won't be though. Madden doesn't usually have a lot of love for the Vikes. I bet they rate him like a 91.

    Loll no he shouldn't, he got owned by the Eagles. He looked garbage that game
    saintrules
    This.
    It's painful how inflated Madden's ratings are compared to the likes of The Show, 2K, FIFA, and OOTP. In what other big sport game do you have 19 95+ OVR players?
    The ratings should reflect the current landscape of the league, not what Madden usually has and then plug said name into that rating because he's "the best current player".
    The fact Gronk is still a 99 OVR is just blasphemy.

    Gronk should be 99 because he's best TE in NFL by far
    He doesn't have to be a 99, he's a smidge too slow for that, but if Harrison Smith is not the highest rated safety I'm going to consider the ratings for every player to be suspect.
    Lazy10
    Gronk should be 99 because he's best TE in NFL by far

    How does that make any sense, whatsoever?
    I wouldn't argue that Gronk in his absolute prime deserved a 99, but he's far from that nowadays.
    The best player at a certain position doesn't deserve a 99, that's not how ratings should work. The rating should reflect the true ability of said player, and in the case of Gronk, he's not anywhere close to a 99 OVR in skill anymore...his injury proneness let ALONE should bring him down, regardless of skill.
    These inflated ratings hurt team building, badly.
    Find_the_Door
    They already are - Kane (and Donny before him) have heavily relied upon PFF for ratings when calculating weekly ratings increases and decreases.
    This is why ratings are trash. PFF gives guys who have awesome weeks slighted grades because of how "they" rate players at each position. It's far from always right; yet this is who they use. Ppl have said for years, myself included, that there needs to be either more moves added to lineman or more realistic design of the gameplay overall, to truly differentiate players and even gameplay feel. Form a pocket with realistic lineplay with online moves and counters and vice versa with stunts and whatnot. Make the Ben pocket feel alive and the QB differences will be more noticeable with how they react to different situations and players coming free from different spots of protection. Archetypes is a start, but dig deeper EA, Cmon.
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    saintrules
    How does that make any sense, whatsoever?
    I wouldn't argue that Gronk in his absolute prime deserved a 99, but he's far from that nowadays.
    The best player at a certain position doesn't deserve a 99, that's not how ratings should work. The rating should reflect the true ability of said player, and in the case of Gronk, he's not anywhere close to a 99 OVR in skill anymore...his injury proneness let ALONE should bring him down, regardless of skill.
    These inflated ratings hurt team building, badly.

    I could not agree more.
    saintrules
    How does that make any sense, whatsoever?
    I wouldn't argue that Gronk in his absolute prime deserved a 99, but he's far from that nowadays.
    The best player at a certain position doesn't deserve a 99, that's not how ratings should work. The rating should reflect the true ability of said player, and in the case of Gronk, he's not anywhere close to a 99 OVR in skill anymore...his injury proneness let ALONE should bring him down, regardless of skill.
    These inflated ratings hurt team building, badly.

    Gronk is still in his prime and still by far the most dominant non-QB offensive player in the game. Second place isn't even remotely close to him. He definitely should be the highest rated non-QB, whether that's 99 or a lower number.
    TB5XSBW
    Gronk is still in his prime and still by far the most dominant non-QB offensive player in the game. Second place isn't even remotely close to him. He definitely should be the highest rated non-QB, whether that's 99 or a lower number.

    I'm a HUGE Gronk fan but to say he is by far the most dominant non-qb offensive player would be a stretch. Just at tight end alone I think there can be an argument made for Travis Kelce who had similar stats as Gronk with a lesser QB throwing him the ball. As great as I think Gronk is, this would have been the year I would have been fine with him being rated lower than Kelce.
    All that being said, Gronk is a beast and using him in the beta was fun.
    Sphinx
    I'm a HUGE Gronk fan but to say he is by far the most dominant non-qb offensive player would be a stretch. Just at tight end alone I think there can be an argument made for Travis Kelce who had similar stats as Gronk with a lesser QB throwing him the ball. As great as I think Gronk is, this would have been the year I would have been fine with him being rated lower than Kelce.
    All that being said, Gronk is a beast and using him in the beta was fun.

    Gronk was coming off an injury and started the first 3-4 games very slowly. He returned to form after that, had another tremendous regular season, and put together another fantastic postseason, despite missing a large portion of the AFCCG. Not to mention that Gronk is still a far better blocker than Kelce, making him much more of a nightmare matchup. Meanwhile, Kelce was nowhere to be found in the postseason once again.
    It's not close.
    Let’s not get into another pissing contest about Patriots’ players’ greatness, please and thank you. There are five other 99s worth discussing and also 2,361 non-99s on the Madden NFL 19 default roster to talk about. Yes I did the math.
    Lazy10
    Loll no he shouldn't, he got owned by the Eagles. He looked garbage that game

    Tom Brady's never had a 3 pick game? Deion Sanders never gave up a long TD? Barry Sanders never had less than 100 yards?
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