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Four Madden ratings of interest for Kansas City Chiefs fans

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This year’s edition of Madden — “Madden NFL 21” — is set to be released for PC, Playstation 4 and X-Box One on August 28. And thus it is the time of year when EA Sports will build hype by slowly trickling out player ratings.

As of this writing, seven Kansas City Chiefs player ratings have been announced, including four rating for probable or potential starters, which we will cover in this post.

QB Patrick Mahomes - 99 overall

Mahomes is part of this year’s “Madden 99 Club,” along with Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey and New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas. Mahomes’ 99 overall includes 97 ratings for awareness, throwing power, short-pass throwing accuracy and throwing on the run. Mahomes is the game’s top quarterback, in front of Seattle’s Russell Wilson (97) and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson (94).

Poll

Do you agree with Mahomes’ 99 overall rating?

This poll is closed

  • 97%
    Yes
    (1913 votes)
  • 2%
    No
    (48 votes)
1961 votes total Vote Now

S Tyrann Mathieu - 93 overall

Mathieu checks into this year’s Madden game with a 93 overall rating, highlighted by a 95 awareness rating and 93 change-of-direction. Mathieu didn’t seem to agree with his rating.

As ESPN’s Sportscenter noted in its tweet, Minnesota’s Harrison Smith is the only safety in the game with a better rating than Mathieu at 95.

Poll

Do you agree with Mathieu’s 93 overall rating?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Yes
    (904 votes)
  • 49%
    No
    (884 votes)
1788 votes total Vote Now

DT Chris Jones - 92 overall

The newly-extended defensive tackle for the Chiefs is one rating point behind Mathieu at 92. Jones, like Mathieu, is rated 95 for awareness, but he also offers a 95 power move. Jones is the seventh-best defensive lineman in the game.

Poll

Do you agree with Jones’ 92 overall rating?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Yes
    (641 votes)
  • 63%
    No
    (1139 votes)
1780 votes total Vote Now

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire - 74 overall

Despite the hype and excitement surrounding Edwards-Helaire, Madden rated him a 74 overall. This is not all that surprising given how EA Sports typically handles rookies. I’m dating myself here, but young gamers are fortunate in the fact that ratings are updated all season. When I played Madden as a kid, I had to wait an entire year for the new game to come out to see a player’s rating improve. I expect Edwards-Helaire’s rating to be updated very soon into the 2020 season. As of this writing, he is an 86 speed and 89 acceleration. He only has a 69 catch rating.

Poll

Do you agree with Edwards-Helaire’s 74 overall rating?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Yes
    (674 votes)
  • 59%
    No
    (1003 votes)
1677 votes total Vote Now