Madden 20 is just around the corner, and we’ve already gone over various player ratings, but one rating we haven’t touched on is the one designated for the team. The San Francisco 49ers in at the middle of the road with an 83 rating.
I know with the rating comes huge debate, but when you look at where the 49ers are in relation to the rest of the league, I’m okay with where they are. Part of the reason ratings are so close together is so someone doesn’t have a competitive advantage in multiplayer. The numbers do affect things; when Madden doesn’t want you to win, it will go out of its way to make sure you do not with fumbles, phantom interceptions, etc.
What’s most interesting is the highest-rated team doesn’t even make the 90s. It’s understandable to have some leeway for those midseason adjustments when a team is on fire, but the highest-rated team in the high-80s has always seemed odd.
What do you think of these ratings? Are you fine with where the 49ers are at?