ESPN & Electronic Arts to Host Madden Ratings Week July 18-23 on SportsCenter, Get Up, First Take, and NFL Live

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ESPN & Electronic Arts to Host Madden Ratings Week July 18-23 on SportsCenter, Get Up, First Take, and NFL Live

Half Hour Ratings Special on Saturday, July 23 at 9 p.m. ET Hosted by Laura Rutledge with Mina Kimes & Louis Riddick on ESPN

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 reaction, 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, Sr. 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, Jul 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, Jul 19 Edge Rushers
Wed, Jul 20 Running Backs
Thu, Jul 21 Cornerbacks
Fri, Jul 22 Quarterbacks
Sat, Jul 23 Half-hour special at 9p 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. 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.

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

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John R. Manzo

Based in New York City, John Manzo is a Communications Manager for ESPN with a focus on ESPN BET, sports betting, consumer marketing and corporate citizenship. He is a Michigan native, Detroit sports fan and proud Central Michigan University graduate.
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