Exactly one month from today, the latest installment in EA Sports annual football video game franchise, Madden NFL 20, is set to be released worldwide. Patrick Mahomes is this year’s face of the franchise, so it’s probably going to be the best iteration of the game to date because why wouldn’t it be with the best player in the game gracing the cover?
In the weeks leading up to the release of Madden, the team over at EA Sports capitalizes on the most foundational element of social media: arguing. They’re able to effectively build hype for the game by releasing the ratings of players and whipping fans of the game—and sometimes players, too—into a frenzy over those ratings and where players ranked among their contemporaries. It’s a brilliant marketing strategy that requires next to nothing in terms of additional work.
On Monday, they gave the people a taste of what this year’s game has in store for them, dropping the ratings of every rookie—along with a cool video of different rookies reacting to their ratings:
David Montgomery’s reaction at the 31-second mark to his catch rating is a mood I endorse, even if he is a Bears running back.
But here’s today’s Question of the Day for all of you Madden players out there:
Which Lions player are you most looking forward to playing as in Madden NFL 20?
Over the years, Madden has provided players with so many different ways of playing the game. Some play the entire game, some just one side of the ball, and some may stick to just one position. But no matter how you play the game, you’re undoubtedly looking forward to lining up and dominating with a particular player. In years past, it was throwing bombs to Calvin Johnson. Before then, it was turning Kevin Jones into an All-Pro running back. And prior to that, it was having a 2,000-yard receiver in Charles Rogers.
(One of those things is not like the others...)
For me, I’m most looking forward to playing as Kerryon Johnson in this year’s game. He’s without question the focal point of this team’s offense moving forward, and with his versatility out of the backfield, he’s probably the most dynamic player on Detroit’s roster.