Madden 20 is just around the corner and all of the talk surrounding the game focuses on the new X-Factor and Superstar abilities. A well placed source provided us with a list of all the abilities in the game so far, what they do, and which players have them.

Keep in mind that there is the potential for these to change before the game’s release and there will be a few updates (similar to roster updates though less frequent) throughout the year to update who has these abilities.

We’ll start out with quarterbacks today and move on to other positions tomorrow.

Madden 20 Quarterbacks X-Factor Abilities

X-Factor abilities are not activated by default. They can only be activated once the player who possesses the ability completes specific tasks and they can only be knocked out of the zone under certain circumstances.

Gambler

What the ability does: The best quarterbacks learn to take calculated risks. When they enter the zone, they can’t be intercepted by AI Defenders.

Players who have this ability: Aaron Rodgers

How to activate ability: Make multiple consecutive passes for 5+ yards in air

How to lose ability: Throwing incompletions

Freight Train

Players who have this ability: Cam Newton

What this ability does: Freight trains are relentless runners who refuse to go down on first contact. When they enter the zone, this ability increases their chance to break the next tackle.

How to activate ability: Rush for 10+ yards

How to lose ability: Getting tackled for a loss

Pro Reads

Players who have this ability: Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck

What this ability does: For great quarterbacks, vision and anticipation are paramount. When they enter the zone, their first open receiver is highlighted while they are standing in the pocket.

How to activate ability: Make multiple consecutive passes for 5+ yards in the air

How to lose ability: Taking a sack

Fearless

Players who have this ability: Drew Brees, Philip Rivers

What this ability does: Fearless quarterbacks are unintimidated by the pass rush. When they enter the zone, their passing accuracy is unaffected by defensive pressure.

How to activate ability: Make multiple consecutive passes for 5+ yards in air

How to lose ability: Taking a sack

Blitz Radar

Players who have this ability: Russell Wilson

What this ability does: Successful quarterbacks stay cool and stand confidently against the blitz. When they enter the zone, all blitzing linebackers and defensive backs are highlighted after the snap.

How to activate ability: Multiple scrambles for 10+ yards

How to lose ability: Taking a sack

Bazooka

Players who have this ability: Patrick Mahomes

What this ability does: Quarterbacks with generational arms have the power to stretch any defense to its breaking point. When they enter the zone, their maximum throw distance is increased by 15+ yards.

How to activate ability: Complete 30+ yard in air passes

How to lose ability: Don’t take sacks

Madden 20 Quarterbacks Superstar Abilities

These abilities don’t need to be activated and cannot be lost. They are with a player no matter what happens in the game.

Inside Deadeye

Players who have this ability: Matt Ryan

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have perfect accuracy on all throws inside the numbers except on high/low throws.

Dashing Deadeye

Players who have this ability: Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Andrew Luck

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have perfect accuracy on all throws while running outside the pocket except high/low throws

Roaming Deadeye

Players who have this ability: Aaron Rodgers, Baker Mayfield

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have perfect accuracy on all unpressured throws while their feet are set outside the pocket except on high/low throws.

Escape Artist

Players who have this ability: Cam Newton, Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes

What this ability does: Passers with this ability are faster and more responsive to user input while scrambling behind the line of scrimmage.

Fastbreak

Players who have this ability: Cam Newton, Lamar Jackson

What this ability does: Passers with this ability immediately respond to user input (and defenders react more slowly) on designed quarterback run plays

Anchored Extender

Players who have this ability: Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger

What this ability does: While in the pocket, passers with this ability are almost guaranteed to break the first sack attempt by a blitzing defensive back.

Hot Route Master

Players who have this ability: Tom Brady

What this ability does: Players with this ability have access to 4 extra hot routes during pre-play adjustments

Conductor

Players who have this ability: Tom Brady

What this ability does: Passers with this ability can make all hot route and blocking assignments twice as fast excluding audibles.

Clutch

Players who have this ability: Tom Brady

What this ability does: Midway through the 4th quarter in close games, players with this ability can easily enter (and remain in) the zone.

Protected

Players who have this ability: Tom Brady

What this ability does: Passers with this ability receive better pass blocking from their offensive lineman

Pocket Lead

Players who have this ability: Tom Brady, Philip Rivers

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have extended range on all unpressured precision passing from the pocket except high/low throws.

Safety Valve

Players who have this ability: Drew Brees

What this ability does: Passers with the ability improve the catch rating for all running backs who are open on pass plays.

Indoor Baller

Players who have this ability: Drew Brees, Andrew Luck

What this ability does: When playing in an indoor stadium, players with this ability can easily enter the zone.

Set Feet Lead

Players who have this ability: Drew Brees

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have extended range on all unpressured precision passing while their feet are set except high/low passes.

Lofting Deadeye

Players who have this ability: Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have perfect accuracy on all lob or touch passes Except high/low throws and cross body throws.

Agile Extender

Players who have this ability: Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson

What this ability does: While in the pocket, passers with this ability are almost guaranteed to evade the first sack attempt by a blitzing defensive back.

Last Ditch

Players who have this ability: Ben Roethlisberger, Baker Mayfield

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have a higher chance of completing a pass animation and throwing the ball while being sacked

Sleight of Hand

Players who have this ability: Ben Roethlisberger

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have an increased success rate when using pump fakes on double-move routes against zone coverage

Homer

Players who have this ability: Ben Roethlisberger

What this ability does: When playing at home, players with this ability can easily enter the zone

Sideline Deadeye

Players who have this ability: Philip Rivers, Andrew Luck

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have perfect accuracy on all throws outside the numbers except high/low throws.

Red Zone Deadeye

Players who have this ability: Patrick Mahomes, Andrew Luck

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have perfect accuracy onn all unpressured throws inside the red zone except high/low throws

No Look Deadeye

Players who have this ability: Patrick Mahomes

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have perfect accuracy on all cross-body throws.

Pass Lead Elite

Players who have this ability: Aaron Rodgers

What this ability does: Passers with this ability have extended range on all precision passing except high/low throws.

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