EA Sports released the full rosters and player ratings for Madden NFL 20. Only four players earned a perfect overall rating of 99, and three of them are defensive players. That honor went to Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald, Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner.
When it comes to quarterbacks, nobody, not even Tom Brady, earned a 99 rating. This year, the top-rated quarterback is Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs. He is also the most improved, going from a 77 rating at the start of last season to a 97 this year.
Mahomes was given a 92 for awareness, 88 for agility, 87 for acceleration, 81 for speed, and 69 for strength.
New York Giants' Eli Manning is the lowest-rated starting quarterback with a rating of just 72. That is five points lower than Mahomes had at the start of last season when he had only one NFL game under his belt.
Mahomes also earned the privilege of being on the cover of this year's game. The big question is, will Mahomes live up to his numbers in the game, or will he suffer the dreaded "Madden Curse?"
Madden NFL 20 launches on August 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.