The Philadelphia Eagles will kick off the regular season on Sunday September 7th, but there’s another big debut that is coming out before then that we’re excited about.
Later this month EA Sports will release the latest edition of its mega-popular NFL video game series, Madden. If you’ve never played Madden then I can’t express how sorry I feel for you. Watching games is great, but Madden is as close as it comes to experiencing the pro game in your fingertips.
It’s not a fast learning curve, either. If you don’t have a pretty solid understanding of the way football works, you’re going to have a really hard time playing. Playbooks are elaborate, and the defensive schemes mirror what real NFL teams do. Mashing buttons won’t fly here.
There’s no better tool for learning the game and indulging your NFL addiction on a spiritual level. To see the Eagles in action in the new game check out this video we found from last week.
— Electronic Arts (@EA) July 24, 2014
We were curious to find out which Eagles players would be rated the highest in the new game. Thanks to Fansided we now know. Here is a list of the top 10 best of the Eagles:
1. LG Evan Mathis – 97 overall
2. RB LeSean McCoy – 97 overall
3. LT Jason Peters – 93 overall
4. LB Trent Cole – 89 overall
5. QB Nick Foles – 88 overall
6. P Donnie Jones – 87 overall
7. C Jason Kelce – 87 overall
8. RB Darren Sproles – 87 overall
9. TE Brent Celek – 85 overall
10. DE Fletcher Cox – 84 overall
So what do you think of the ratings? I like that they gave Trent Cole his due – he’s one of the more underrated players on the roster. How about Nick Foles? Is 88 too low for him or just right?