Despite an underwhelming campaign in 2019, the Bears still have the trust of the folks over at EA Sports.
EA released the overall ratings for every team in this year’s installment of the game on Friday. The Bears ended up with a favorable rating, placing 11th overall with an 81 team rating.
Their defense placed with an overall rating of 85, tying them with the Chargers for the highest defensive rating in the game. While their offensive rating of 79 currently ties for the game’s seventh-worst grade for an offensive unit, having an elite defense was enough to propel them into the top half to the league.
Perhaps more importantly, Chicago ended up as the highest-rated team in the NFC North. Well, technically the Packers also have an 81 overall rating, but the Bears are listed as the superior team on Madden School’s ranking, so make of that what you will. Green Bay, who made it into the NFC Championship game last year, placed 14th in the league. The Vikings are 20th with an 80 rating, while the Lions finish in at a measly 30th with a 77 overall rating.
As is the case in real life, the Bears will be a defense-heavy team in with a lackluster unit on offense in this year’s ‘Madden’ installment. Their quarterback race should be tightly contested, and that heated battle is certainly reflected in their ratings. Mitchell Trubisky has the slight edge over Nick Foles, as the two quarterbacks are rated at 72 and 71, respectively.
In case you missed the top 10 players on the Bears, here they are, along with their individual ratings:
- Khalil Mack: 97
- Eddie Jackson: 89
- Allen Robinson II: 89
- Akiem Hicks: 88
- Kyle Fuller: 85
- Eddie Goldman: 84
- Roquan Smith: 83
- Robert Quinn: 82
- Charles Leno Jr.: 81
- Cody Whitehair: 81