It’s no secret that Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater likes to use Madden NFL Football games to practice and learn plays, but he’s also a mega-fan of the game franchise. Now that Bridgewater will actually be part of an NFL team this year, he will have his first opportunity to be graded and evaluated by the EA Sports personnel.
In a recent short video released by EA Sports, several of the top rookies in the NFL were asked to first give themselves an evaluation of what they believe their Madden ratings should be and then they were shown what their actual Madden ratings will be with the game releases.
Here’s the video from the official EA Sports YouTube page:
Madden ratings have evolved a lot over the years. Scores are rated on a scale of 1 to 99 in many, many categories to help get an accurate representation of the players abilities. The game franchise has a history of giving rookies a lower than normal rating when the game is first released with the ability to increase the ratings through updates if the player outplays his digital representation.
Teddy Bridgewater didn’t hide his love of the game. After seeing his scores, he said “I play so much Madden, I could rate myself.”
Jadeveon Clowney of the Houston Texans had perhaps the most confident response after seeing his ratings, saying “It’s gonna go up next year.”
And the funniest quote from the video by far goes to Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, who asked the hilarious question of “What’s my punting?”.
Madden 15 is set to release on August 26th on multiple platforms. Check your local video game store for availability.
And yes, if you want, you can make Teddy Bridgewater your starting Vikings quarterback right away.