Madden 19: Kansas City Chiefs Player Ratings, Roster, Depth Chart & Playbooks


The Kansas City Chiefs have spent the last few years putting in terrific regular season performances and failing in the playoffs. They have won just one Super Bowl, back in 1969, and haven’t claimed an AFC title since then either. They have just one playoff win in the last 20 years, and haven’t won a home playoff game since January 1994. However, coming into Madden 19 they have a roster brimming with talent. They are young and fast on offense, and have several playmakers on defense that can take the ball away.

*All stats correct at time of writing

Team Rating

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The Chiefs have a very nice 84 overall rating in Madden 19, only five teams have a higher rating. The power of the Chiefs team comes from its remarkable offense. The offense gets a rating of 87, putting them in elite company while the defense is a solid 83. If anything, the Chiefs rating undervalues the team since their skill players are exceptionally fast on offense and they have a good pass rush and nice coverage ability too. The roster is stacked, even if the rating does not reflect that.

Travis Kelce, Tight End (OVR 96)

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Age: 28

Development Trait: Superstar

Contract: 3 years/$29.04 million

2018 Cap Hit: $8.47 million

Best Stats: Awareness (97), Catching (93), Catching in Traffic (90), Short Route (88), Acceleration (88), Speed (85)

Travis Kelce was a third-round pick for the Chiefs in 2013. His NFL career was slow to get off the ground thanks to a knee injury, but in 2015 he played all 16 games and showed off his talents with 72 catches, earning himself a Pro Bowl spot. In 2016 he registered his first 1,000+ yard season and was named a first team All-Pro. Since then Kelce has gone on to become one of the best receiving threats at tight end in the NFL.

Eric Berry, Strong Safety (OVR 95)

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Age: 29

Development Trait: Superstar

Contract: 5 years/$48.32 million

2018 Cap Hit: $8.63 million

Best Stats: Zone Coverage (95), Play Recognition (92), Awareness (92), Man Coverage (91), Speed (90), Acceleration (90)

Eric Berry was the fifth-overall pick for the Chiefs in 2010 and quickly became a force in the NFL, though injuries and illness would litter his career. He missed almost all of his second year in the NFL due to a torn ACL, and in December 2014 was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and had to leave the team to seek treatment. He again returned to the team and reclaimed his starting role and influence on the defense, only to lose the 2017 season to a torn achilles in Week 1. Through all that Eric Berry has been a force of nature on the field. Flying across to make a tackle or an interception and shutting down the middle of the field for even the best offenses.

Patrick Mahomes II, Quarterback (OVR 90)

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Age: 22

Development Trait: Star

Contract: 3 years/$12.5 million

2018 Cap Hit: $3.98 million

Best Stats: Throw Power (98)Throw On Run (92), Throw Under Pressure (92), Short Accuracy (89), Play Action (89), Break Sack (88), Acceleration (87), Speed (81)

The Chiefs traded up in the first round of 2017 to select Patrick Mahomes II. He came to the NFL after 2 years as the starter at Texas Tech in which he lit up the offense. He left college with over 11,000 passing yards and 93 touchdowns to go along with 845 yards on the ground and 22 more scores. He spent his rookie season on the bench behind Alex Smith, getting one start in which he greatly impressed. Smith was then traded to clear the way for Mahomes in 2018.

Chris Jones, Defensive End (OVR 88)

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Age: 24

Development Trait: Quick

Contract: 2 years/$3.24 million

2018 Cap Hit: $1.47 million

Best Stats: Play Recognition (92), Awareness (92), Strength (89), Power Moves (88), Tackle (86), Acceleration (85)

Chris Jones was a second-round pick for the Chiefs in 2016. He had a solid rookie campaign but really took off in 2017, picking up 6.5 sacks and becoming a powerful force in the middle of the Chiefs defense. Offenses had to account for him on every play and really focusing their interior blocking around him. He comes into Madden 19 with impressive physical attributes as well as very good technical skills.

Full Roster & Depth Chart

QB
OVR
Speed
Throw Power
Short Accuracy
Medium Accuracy
Deep Accuracy
Throw Under Pressure
Play Action
Patrick Mahomes
90
81
98
89
85
85
92
89
Chad Henne
67
65
87
81
75
72
75
73
HB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Elusiveness
Carrying
Juke Move
Catching
Spencer Ware
78
87
87
77
87
84
69
Damien Williams
78
91
88
81
82
86
70
Darrel Williams
65
83
77
73
89
79
66
FB
OVR
Speed
Strength
Carrying
Pass Block
Run Block
Lead Block
Impact Block
Anthony Sherman
76
78
83
72
55
69
88
74
WR
OVR
Speed
Agility
Catching
Short Route
Medium Route
Deep Route
Catch In Traffic
Spectacular Catch
Release
Jumping
Tyreek Hill
94
99
98
92
90
86
93
84
88
92
93
Sammy Watkins
84
92
93
87
84
85
83
83
87
82
88
Chris Conley
77
93
91
83
75
76
74
82
83
79
97
Demarcus Robinson
74
88
93
79
75
73
78
77
83
76
88
De'Anthony Thomas
71
92
97
78
75
72
66
74
78
59
85
Marcus Kemp
64
88
87
79
65
65
64
77
76
62
85
Gehrig Dieter
62
86
81
82
66
62
58
77
79
68
79
TE
OVR
Speed
Agility
Catching
Short Route
Medium Route
Deep Route
Run Block
Travis Kelce
95
85
87
91
87
85
78
69
Demetrius Harris
78
86
88
77
65
63
57
73
Deon Yelder
66
80
73
74
63
58
53
59
James Winchester
43
84
80
60
42
37
32
47
OL
OVR
Speed
Strength
Pass Block
Run Block
Lead Block
Impact Block
Mitchell Schwartz
89
59
88
90
81
81
85
Mitch Morse
81
68
92
81
79
86
87
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
80
72
92
81
80
78
84
Eric Fisher
77
69
88
78
79
86
81
Cameron Erving
72
67
84
74
73
81
82
Andrew Wylie
72
68
82
76
72
75
80
Jeff Allen
69
65
87
72
72
83
82
Austin Reiter
68
67
77
75
76
75
77
Jordan Devey
66
63
82
71
73
77
76
Dillon gordon
65
74
82
71
75
78
77
Jimmy Murray
63
67
82
72
71
76
78
Tejan Koroma
62
60
86
70
72
77
74
Khalil McKenzie
59
67
83
68
69
58
80
DE
OVR
Speed
Agility
Power Moves
Finesse Moves
Block Shedding
Chris Jones
88
71
74
88
72
84
Allen Bailey
79
79
74
82
65
68
Jarvis Jenkins
73
72
58
75
49
73
Justin Hamilton
66
69
62
74
51
77
DT
OVR
Speed
Strength
Power Moves
Finesse Moves
Block Shedding
Impact Block
Derrick Nnadi
76
63
87
76
65
83
88
Xavier Williams
74
62
84
80
62
82
79
OLB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Tackle
Hit Power
Play Recognition
Pursuit
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Justin Houston
88
83
84
86
89
92
87
59
70
Dee Ford
85
85
87
78
76
87
81
60
70
Breeland Speaks
73
79
77
79
80
66
83
47
58
Frank Zombo
69
77
75
78
67
73
80
48
59
Tanoh Kpassagnon
69
79
77
77
84
65
77
47
56
MLB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Tackle
Hit Power
Play Recognition
Pursuit
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Anthony Hitchens
76
82
83
83
86
81
84
57
67
Reggie Ragland
75
82
87
78
88
80
85
50
62
Dorian O'Daniel
70
85
91
81
85
64
80
67
71
Terrance Smith
68
82
82
78
73
58
77
69
75
Ben Niemann
63
81
82
80
75
62
79
53
62
CB
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Agility
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Press
Kendall Fuller
85
90
93
90
89
85
77
Steve Nelson
79
90
90
91
81
78
77
Orlando Scandrick
77
89
91
89
75
73
81
Tremon Smith
70
93
94
86
73
77
73
Charvarius West
64
91
85
78
74
71
71
FS
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Agility
Play Recognition
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Ron Parker
78
90
89
87
78
75
79
Eric Murray
73
89
92
85
77
61
61
SS
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Tackle
Play Recognition
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Eric Berry
96
90
90
79
93
91
95
Daniel Sorensen
74
84
89
64
78
69
75
Jordan Lucas
70
91
93
68
60
66
74
Armani Watts
68
85
87
69
57
75
80
ST
OVR
Kick Power
Kick Accuracy
Dustin Colquitt (P)
83
89
93
Harrison Butker (K)
81
93
89

The success of the Chiefs starts with quarterback Patrick Mahomes II (98 throw power, 89 short accuracy). He is a good athlete at the position as well as deadly with his arm. Surrounding him is an incredible group, featuring the fastest player in Madden 19 Tyreek Hill (99 speed, 99 acceleration) and the brilliant tight end Travis Kelce (93 catching, 85 speed). Along with them are wide receivers Sammy Watkins (92 speed, 87 catching) and Chris Conley (97 jumping, 93 speed) and running back Spencer Ware (90 acceleration, 88 trucking). The offensive line is more solid than spectacular, but the right side is the strength, with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (81 pass block, 80 run block) Mitchell Schwartz (90 pass block, 81 run block).

Defensively the Chiefs are spotted with stars. Up front Chris Jones (92 play recognition, 89 strength) is a force, and on the edge Justin Houston (87 acceleration, 85 power moves) and Dee Ford (88 finesse moves, 87 play recognition) can still pressure the quarterback regularly. At cornerback Kendall Fuller (89 man coverage, 85 zone coverage) can cover almost anyone and Eric Berry (95 zone coverage, 92 play recognition) is still one of the best safeties in Madden 19.

Kansas City Chiefs Playbook - Offense

I Form Pro

I Form Slot Flex

I Form Tight

I Form Twin TE

Strong I Slot

Weak I Wing

Singleback Ace

Singleback Ace Slot

Singleback Bunce Ace

Singleback Deuce Close

Singleback Dice Slot

Singleback Wing Pair

Singleback Wing Slot

Singleback Y Trips

Pistol Full House TE

Pistol Tight Slots

Shotgun Ace Offset

Shotgun Bunch Open TE

Shotgun Bunch Quads

Shotgun Bunch Wide

Shotgun Doubles Y Off

Shotgun Eagle H Tight

Shotgun Empty Base Flex

Shotgun Flex Y Off Wk

Shotgun Snugs Flip

Shotgun Spread Y-Slot

Shotgun Trey Open Offset

Shotgun Trey Y-Flex

Shotgun Trio Offset Wk

Shotgun Wing Stack

Shotgun Wing Tight

Shotgun Y Off Trips

Shotgun Y Trips Offset Wk

The Chiefs offensive playbook is one of the better playbooks in Madden 19. It contains a nice amount of singleback formations to keep defenses honest, including Deuce Close and Bunch Ace that are very good. It has two pistol formations, and the deadly PA Post Shot in Pistol Tight Slots. It then has a very deep shotgun section that includes a Quads formation, two empty sets, and the highly effective Trey Y-Flex. This formation is one that can exploit the athleticism of Mahomes as well as his arm talent.

Kansas City Chiefs Playbook - Defense

3-4 Bear

3-4 Odd

3-4 Over

3-4 Solid

3-4 Under

Nickel Normal

Nickel 2-4-5

Nickel 2-4-5 Double A Gap

Nickel 3-3-5

Nickel 3-3-5 Wide

Big Nickel Over G

Dime 2-3-6

Dime 1-4-6

Quarter Normal

Quarter 1-3-7

Quarter 3 Deep

Goal Line Defense 5-3-3

Goal line Defense 5-4-2

The Chiefs defensive playbook is a solid 3-4 option. The Bear front is a nice change-up look that can confuse an offense, but it lacks the range of the Ravens 3-4 playbook in its base formations. It also doesn’t have an effective 8-man box formation. There are a lot of sub-packages though. There are five nickel looks and as well as the Big Nickel Over G formation, and then several dime and quarter looks that have some nice deception in their coverages.

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