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Madden NFL 15 player ratings are out — Bears’ Matt Forte a top RB
Yep, it’s almost that time of year when many folks grow a goatee, throw on their favorite NFL jersey and apologetically ignore their loved ones until February.
Another football season is quickly approaching, which also means another Madden video game will be for sale. No tricks here, this year’s version will be called Madden NFL 15, available on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on August 26 for $59.99 ($69.99 for Ultimate Edition).
What’s the Ultimate Edition you ask? Could it have been stuff they just should’ve put in the original version because “Hey, you’ve been a loyal Madden customer for years – here’s some awesome stuff for your $59.99?” Nah, we know you want this game A LOT, so we’re going to go ahead and need 10 more dollars from you – thanks a bunch, Milton.
Anyway, the rankings have come out for the quarterbacks, running backs, fullbacks and rookies so far. The video EA has put out where the rookies see their ratings for the first time is actually hysterical. I’ll embed it below because you and I go back like spinal cords and car seats. You’re welcome.
Good news for folks who like to run with the Bears. EA has released the Top 5 rated RBs and Bears running back Matt Forte ranked tied for fourth with a 95 overall score. Vikings’ Adrian Peterson was No. 1 with a 98, followed by the Eagles’ Lesean McCoy (97), Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles (97) with Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch tied with Forte.
We should see a considerable bump in Alshon Jeffery’s rating, following a breakthrough season – but that’s just opinion and I remember the days when (not EA) baseball video games didn’t have “cutter” as one of Mariano Rivera’s pitches, considering that was all he threw for years before developing a two-seam fastball which burrowed uncomfortably into right-handed hitters.
Stay tuned for the remaining ratings. I’ll keep my eye out to see if there are any other Bears in the Top 5-10.