As we originally discussed a couple months ago, player ratings in Madden 20 are going to be much more spread out than in previous years.

In the past, pretty much every starter in the game was rated in the mid 70s or higher. This year, there will be lower level starters and backups as low as 50-60 overall.

What this does is allows for superstar players to feel more like superstars. The elite players on your team will feel recognizably better than just an average starter. Before, that elite superstar might have only been about 10 points overall better than the average starter. Now, he will be somewhere around 15-20 points better.

The truly elite players in Madden 20 are staying basically the same. They’ll still be rated in the 90s. However, players rated below 90 overall are seeing ratings that will decrease by around 10-15%.

In last year’s game, 54% of players had ratings that were 70 OVR or higher. In Madden 20, only 41% of the players are at 70 OVR or higher.

The chart below shows the number of players with certain overall ratings in Madden 20 compared to Madden 19.

Madden 20 Ratings vs. Madden 19 Ratings

wdt_IDOverallMadden 19Madden 20
195-992522
290-945350
385-89150116
480-84280203
575-79441326
670-74641460
769 or Below1,3101,723

We put this data into chart form for better visualization which you can check out below.

As you can see, there really isn’t too much of a change up above 90 overall but as you get down into 60s, 70s and 80s there is a noticeable drop off.

One place where this new ratings spread is immediately noticeable is in quarterback throw power.

In Madden 19, over 50 quarterbacks had a throw power rating of 90 or better, with 80 being the absolute lowest. In Madden 20, only 18 quarterbacks have a 90 or higher throw power rating, with 72 being the lowest.

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