EA Sports and ESPN Host Madden Madden NFL 23 PlayerRatings Week on SportsCenter

Half Hour Ratings Special on Saturday, July 23 at 9 p.m. ET Hosted by Laura Rutledge with Mina Kimes & Louis Riddick on ESPN to reveal ratings for Madden NFL 23 Players




ESPN today announced plans to host Madden Ratings Week from July 18-23, revealing the player ratings for the latest edition of the most authentic 11v11 simulation football experience out there, EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 23, launching worldwide on August 19, 2022. This is ESPN’s third-straight Madden Ratings Week.

The week features coverage across SportsCenter, Get Up, First Take, and NFL Live. NFL players in the Madden NFL “99 Club” (those rated 99 overall, the highest rating possible in the game) will be revealed during Get Up and the top ten players from several positions will be discussed daily on First Take, SportsCenter and NFL Live. Additional player ratings – rookie ratings, other top 10 position ratings and more – will be revealed across official ESPN and Madden NFL social channels.

“This is a very special year for the Madden community, as EA and ESPN honor the legacy of the late John Madden,” said Andy Tennant, Vice President, Exec Producer of Original Content. “We are always excited to bring an entire week of shows and content to the massive and dedicated community of Madden fans — which continues to grow. The fans want more, and more, on the ratings, on player reactions, and they want expert analysis, and we are committed to giving them what they crave. But this year there is also another layer, another element, and that is all about John Madden.”

“Coach Madden demanded authentic football in the game that carried his name, and the passionate debate and conversation that surrounds Madden Ratings each year from football fans across the country highlights our commitment to accurately reflecting the reality of the NFL,” said Augusto Elias, Senior Director Brand Marketing, EA SPORTS. “To have Madden Ratings Week on ESPN for the third consecutive year is an amazing testament to Madden NFL’s continued influence in sports culture.”

To conclude the week, Laura Rutledge, Mina Kimes, and Louis Riddick will interview players and reveal additional player ratings on a half-hour special airing Sat., July 23, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Madden Ratings Week schedule:

Date Position Group Show (Daily)
Mon., July 18 Wide Receivers
  • Get Up reveals one of the top-four highest rated players in the game
  • First Take Player vs Player reveal & debate
  • SportsCenter Top 10 reveals the ratings of the top 10 of a specific position group
  • NFL Live crew discusses top ten ratings of each position
Tue., July 19 Edge Rushers
Wed., July 20 Running Backs
Thu., July 21 Cornerbacks
Fri., July 22 Quarterbacks
Sat., July 23 Half-hour special at 9 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by Laura Rutledge with Mina Kimes and Louis Riddick breaking down this year’s Madden Ratings

Each year, Madden NFL unveils player ratings for all active players in the NFL, via EA’s partnership with the NFL Players Association. Ratings indicate how a player will perform on the virtual gridiron in Madden NFL based on their performance on the real NFL field.  A team of Madden NFL Ratings Performance Adjustors calculate several ratings across every player – speed, awareness, strength, catching and many more – that come together for a final overall rating. Adjustors continue to analyze player performances and make ratings changes each week of the NFL season.

Pre-order the Madden NFL 23 All Madden Edition now to unlock 3-day early access, 4600 Madden Points, Dual Entitlement to upgrade to the PlayStation®5 or Xbox Series X|S version*, Exclusive Early Access Challenges, and more at launch, plus an All-Madden Team Elite Player item when you pre-order by July 22. For full pre-order offer details, visit www.ea.com/madden-disclaimers.

Follow @EAMaddenNFL,  @ESPN, and @ESPNNFL on Twitter to catch all the ratings news.

*CONDITIONS APPLY. SEE http://www.ea.com/madden23-dual-entitlement FOR DETAILS. 

Louis Edwards

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