Madden 20: New England Patriots Player Ratings, Roster, Depth Chart, Salary Cap, Free Agents & Needs – Tom Brady, Antonio Brown & more

The Patriots are reigning Super Bowl champions. Can you take over and hold on to the crown?

Toby Durant by Toby Durant

The New England Patriots are the dominant team in the NFL right now and reviled for all their recent success and the new signing of Antonio Brown. They have been to 4 of the last 5 Super Bowls, winning three of them.

Despite the salary cap forcing them to turn over their roster and age continuing to take shots at their quarterback, the Patriots are still the force in the AFC, beating the red-hot Chiefs twice last season on the way to yet another Super Bowl win.

However things are easy in the virtual world. Part of the Patriots brilliance is down to the minds of their head coach and quarterback, and unfortunately you don’t get Bill Belichick’s wisdom in Madden 20.

Can you take over from the most successful head coach in NFL history and continue the Patriots dynasty in Franchise Mode?

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Team Rating

The Patriots start Madden 20 with a very healthy 79 overall. This puts them 6th in the NFL, tied with 3 other teams.

The offense is the star of the show, with an massive score of 85. That is the third highest in Madden 20, equal with Rams and Saints, and only bettered by the Eagles and Cowboys.This is thanks the future Hall of Famer under center but also some quality and depth around him.

The defense is less strong, with a score of 79, but they have quality where it counts and the ability to create turnovers.

So who are this teams best players?

Tom Brady, Quarterback (96 OVR)

Age: 42

Development Trait: Superstar X-Factor

Contract: 1 year/$21.5 million

2019 Cap Hit: $21.5 million

Best Stats: Short Accuracy (99), Play Action (99), Awareness (99), Medium Accuracy (98), Throw Power (91), Throw Under Pressure (90), Deep Accuracy (89)

Tom Brady is a guaranteed Hall of Famer and is the most successful player to ever put on pads and a helmet. With six Super Bowl rings, 3 MVPs, and a top 3 spot in nearly ever passing record of note, he doesn’t have much left to achieve. Brady’s 19 seasons in the NFL have been punctuated by pin-point accuracy, remarkable pre-snap reads, and incredible performances in the clutch.

In Madden 20 Brady is an assassin in the pocket. He has perfect short accuracy (99) and near-perfect medium accuracy (98). He can fool defenses with play action (99) and still has good throw power (91) to drive the ball deep. His awareness (99) is elite but you will have to do the pre-snap reads for him.

He has 5 superstar abilities that include getting better pass blocking, extra hot routes, and clutch performance, while his X-Factor ability “Pro Reads” will highlight the first open receiver for you.

Stephon Gilmore, Cornerback (94 OVR)

Age: 28

Development Trait: Superstar X-Factor

Contract: 3 years/$47.57 million

2019 Cap Hit: $9.17 million

Best Stats: Man Coverage (96), Awareness (95), Press (95), Agility (94), Acceleration (94), Play Recognition (93), Speed (91), Zone Coverage (90)

Stephon Gilmore started his career as the 10th overall pick in 2012 for the Buffalo Bills. He 5 good seasons there before joining the Patriots as a free agent ahead of the 2017 season. Since then Gilmore has become a lockdown cornerback, often being left one-on-one with the opposition’s best receiver and winning his battles.

Gilmore is a monster in man coverage (96), with amazing awareness (95), press (95), and play recognition (93) to sniff out plays his way and find the ball.

His superstar abilities provide boosts to his man coverage and breakup ability, while his X-Factor tightens coverage and makes interceptions more likely.

Devin McCourty, Free Safety (89 OVR)

Age: 32

Development Trait: Star

Contract: 1 year/$13.4 million

2019 Cap Hit: $13.4 million

Best Stats: Zone Coverage (92), Speed (90), Acceleration (90), Play Recognition (90), Awareness (88), Pursuit (86), Man Coverage (85)

Devin McCourty was a first-round pick for the Patriots in 2010. Initially he started life as a cornerback and made 7 interceptions as a rookie, earning himself a spot in the Pro Bowl. After a tough sophomore year he started seeing snaps at free safety and soon converted to the position full time where he became a downfield eraser for the Patriots, prowling the deep zones and preventing opposing quarterbacks from finding open windows.

In Madden 20 McCourty is a strong zone safety (92), but he can man up (85) on a player if need be. He has good speed (90) and acceleration (90) to cover ground but his tackling (74) is not ideal.

Shaq Mason, Right Guard (88 OVR)

Age: 26

Development Trait: Star

Contract: 5 years/$43.6 million

2019 Cap Hit: $7.4 million

Best Stats: Run Block Power (92), Run Block (89), Lead Block (89), Awareness (89), Impact Block (88), Strength (87), Pass Block Power (87)

Shaq Mason was a fourth-round pick in 2015 for the Patriots and quickly slotted into the right guard spot as a rookie. In his second year he locked the spot down and has grown and improved ever since.

Mason is a strong run blocker (89) who’s strength (87) also shines through in pass protection (84).

Full Roster & Depth Chart

QBOVRSPDTHPSACMACDAC
Tom Brady966091999889
Brian Hoyer646780847673
Jarrett Stidham587987787070
HBOVRSPDCARSFAELUJKM
James White868991678792
Sony Michel849091838490
Rex Burkhead768488717784
Damien Harris698790786982
Brandon Bolden678885836076
FBOVRSPDCARPBKRBK
James Develin7570766268
WROVRSPDCTHSRRMRRDRR
Julian Edelman87 8688978983
Josh Gordon839186848686
Demaryius Thomas 81 90 83 85 8481
Cameron Meredith 78 89 88 83 82 81
Phillip Dorsett 77 95 85 79 77 77
N’Keal Harry 74 88 84 74 71 70
Braxton Berrios 69 91 78 80 77 71
Jakobi Meyers 67 85 83 76 73 70
Matthew Slater 65 86 75 73 70 64
Damoun Patterson 62 89 80 66 64 68
TE OVR SPD CTH SRR RBK
Benjamin Watson 82 79 87 79 55
Lance Kendricks 77 82 75 74 72
Eric Saubert 71 83 75 65 68
Matt LaCosse 70 82 79 64 55
Ryan Izzo 69 74 74 61 71
Joe Cardona 38 75 56 35 45
OL OVR PBK RBK LBK IBL
Shaq Mason 88 84 89 89 88
David Andrews 84 84 90 82 84
Joe Thuney 84 87 82 82 81
Marcus Cannon 80 77 85 79 84
Isaiah Wynn 73 77 78 83 82
Ted Karras 67 69 72 84 80
Hjalte Froholdt 61 66 65 81 76
Yodny Cajuste 61 65 67 81 82
Jermaine Elumunor 58 65 63 55 80
Korey Cunningham 56 63 58 78 76
Dan Skipper 53 61 63 73 75
James Ferentz 50 60 62 80 81
DE OVR SPD STR PMV FMV BSH
Michael Bennett 85 73 91 87 75 85
John Simon 74 81 82 75 61 77
Deatrich Wise Jr 72 75 85 73 63 60
Chase Winovich 71 85 77 74 62 75
Derek Rivers 68 85 83 64 72 70
DT OVR SPD STR PMV FMV BSH
Lawrence Guy 82 71 87 73 62 87
Danny Shelton 74 51 93 69 44 72
Adam Butler 69 65 84 76 65 59
Ufomba Kamalu 66 76 81 75 65 59
David Parry 65 59 90 64 43 59
Byron Cowart 63 67 84 67 69 71
OLB OVR SPD PRC TAK MCV ZCV
Don’t’a Hightower 83 82 87 92 53 62
Kyle Van Noy 77 82 85 82 59 69
Jamie Collins Sr 73 85 86 78 55 63
Shilique Calhoun 66 78 56 78 37 44
Brandon King 60 89 61 65 58 62
MLB OVR SPD TAK BSH MCV ZCV
Ja’Whaun Bentley 74 81 84 79 57 64
Elandon Roberts 71 85 87 70 45 56
Christian Sam 63 81 78 75 53 57
Calvin Munson 59 79 82 57 47 51
CB OVR SPD MCV ZCV PRS
Stephon Gilmore 94 91 96 90 95
Jason McCourty 85 92 84 81 84
Jonathan Jones 76 95 74 68 72
JC Jackson 75 90 76 72 78
Obi Melifonwu 70 92 63 68 81
Joejuan Williams 70 87 73 69 78
Keion Crossen 68 95 71 63 72
Ken Webster 63 91 59 63 70
FS OVR SPD PRC ZCV TAK
Devin McCourty 89 90 90 92 74
Duke Dawson Jr 67 90 59 71 68
Nate Ebner 66 85 67 59 73
AJ Howard 55 89 47 58 68
SS OVR SPD PRC ZCV TAK
Patrick Chung 82 85 89 83 76
Duron Harmon 75 88 74 81 67
Terrence Brooks 69 91 63 73 62
K OVR KPW KAC
Stephen Gostkowski 80 96 86
P OVR KPW KAC
Jake Bailey 68 94 63

The New England Patriots roster is full of quality, albeit not the youthful athletic quality that many players crave in their franchise teams.

Tom Brady (99 short accuracy, 98 medium accuracy) leads the team but is almost guaranteed to retire after year 1, meaning you have a very small window with an elite quarterback to win the Super Bowl.

Supporting Brady is a cast of solid weapons that make the Patriots a pretty flexible offense. At running back you have the tandem of Sony Michel (93 agility, 84 trucking) and James White (92 acceleration, 79 catching) as well as rookie Damien Harris (90 carrying, 82 juke move).

At wide receiver is the ever-reliable slot option of Julian Edelman (97 short route, 88 catching) along with the deep threats of Josh Gordon (91 speed, 89 spectacular catch) and Phillip Dorsett (95 speed, 89 jump). Demaryius Thomas (90 spectacular catch, 90 jump) and Cameron Meredith (90 jump, 88 catching) provide solid options too, allowing you to spread the ball out.

Tight end is a bit of a weakness now that Rob Gronkowksi has retired, but Benjamin Watson (87 catching, 79 short route) is a solid player for the time being.

The offensive line is consistent and reliable. The interior trio of Joe Thuney (87 pass block, 82 run block), David Andrews (90 run block, 84 pass block), and Shaq Mason (89 run block, 84 pass block) are very good while young left tackle Isaiah Wynn (78 run block, 77 pass block) will improve with time.

Defensively the strength of the Patriots lies in the secondary. Stephon Gilmore (96 man cover, 95 press) is a star cornerback and Devin McCourty (92 zone cover, 90 play recognition) can make plays at free safety. Jason McCourty (92 speed, 84 man cover) is a good #2 corner while Jonathan Jones (95 speed, 74 man cover) and JC Jackson (92 acceleration, 76 man cover) are young up-and-comers that can play the slot.

Toby Durant

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