As Madden Ultimate Team advances into Series 5 there are some seriously powerful cards, especially on offense.
To combat them you will need to build a strong defense with a fast middle linebacker.
This is the player you will be controlling most frequently and using to cover ground to the sidelines on run plays and deep in coverage against the pass.
As a result, you may want to forgo a huge OVR total for a
few extra points of speed. This will help you keep up with Barry Sanders or
Tarik Cohen while being able to reach those deep corner/post routes to take the
So who are the fastest middle linebackers in Madden Ultimate Team right now?
Patrick Willis (96 OVR)
Program: Ghosts of Madden - Past
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Auction House Value: Xbox - 670k / PS4 - 688k / PC - 594k
After the holidays promotions there is a new king in town, and his name is Patrick Willis.
This monstrous card delivers 91 speed, acceleration, and agility along with 93 play recognition and 89 strength. He also has 95 pursuit, 94 hit power, and 93 tackling. His coverage skill is also elite, with 79 zone and 70 man.
Devin Bush (93 OVR)
Program: Ghosts of Madden - Future
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Auction House Value: Xbox - 201k / PS4 - 198k / PC - 184k
Another Ghost of Madden, Devin Bush looks set to be a menace on MUT for a while. His 91 speed comes with 92 acceleration and 94 jumping, as well as 94 hit power and 93 pursuit. His 84 zone coverage is almost impossible to best.
Brian Urlacher (96 OVR)
Program: Ultimate Legends
Team: Chicago Bears
Auction House Value: Xbox - 300k / PS4 - 313k / PC - 373k
The Ultimate Legends cards have dropped, and with them this beast of a Brian Urlacher card.
The Chicago Bears icon has 90 speed along with 94 play recognition, 95 tackle, 94 pursuit, a massive 90 zone coverage and 90 jump.
Devin White (92 OVR)
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Auction House Value: Xbox - 206k / PS4 - 190k / PC - 216k
Devin White earned this TOTW Hero card in Week 13, where the
rookie racked up seven tackles, and interception, and a touchdown on a fumble
This card is an absolute beast. With 95 pursuit, 93 tackle,
and 92 hit power he can bring down anyone. With 90 speed, 89 acceleration, and
87 play recognition he can fly around the field and his 91 jumping is very
useful for breaking up passes.
Brian Urlacher (86 OVR)
Program: Ultimate Legends
Team: Chicago Bears
Auction House Value: Xbox - 12.7k / PS4 - 13.1k / PC - 17.5k
Urlacher's base Ultimate Legends card may not have as big an OVR as the top card, but his speed is just as good.
The 90 speed of this card is boosted by 90 acceleration and 90 jump, but the rest of the stats aren't nearly as strong. He has 82 tackle, 81 play recognition and just 76 zone coverage.
All the fastest middle linebackers (MLB) in MUT
|Player||Speed||OVR||Team||Program||AH Value (Xbox/PS4)|
|Patrick Willis||91||96||San Francisco 49ers||Ghosts of Madden - Past||670k / 688k|
|Devin Bush||91||93||Pittsburgh Steelers||Ghosts of Madden - Future||201k / 198k|
|Brian Urlacher||90||96||Chicago Bears||Ultimate Legends||300k / 313k|
|Devin White||90||92||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TOTW||206k / 190k|
|Brian Urlacher||90||86||Chicago Bears||Ultimate Legends||12.7k / 13.1k|
|Luke Kuechly||89||97||Carolina Panthers||M20 Tribute||478k / 458k|
|Brian Cushing||89||95||Houston Texans||Theme Diamonds||170k / 183k|
|Deion Jones||89||93||Atlanta Jones||TOTW||93.1k / 87.7k|
|Jessie Tuggle||88||94||Atlanta Falcons||Legends||141k / 143k|
|Roquan Smith||88||92||Chicago Bears||Harvest||191k / 176k|
|Devin Bush||88||86||Pittsburgh Steelers||TOTW||40.9k / 42k|
|Willie Lanier||87||94||Kansas City Chiefs||NFL 100||540k / 549k|
|Brian Bosworth||87||93||Seattle Seahawks||Legends||317k / 320k|
|Ray Lewis||87||93||Baltimore Ravens||Most Feared||270k / 270k|
|Jaylon Smith||87||91||Dallas Cowboys||Blitz||131k / 140k|
|Patrick Willis||86||91||San Francisco 49ers||MUT 10||300k / 307k|
|Deion Jones||86||90||Atlanta Falcons||MUT Heroes||110k / 110k|
|Benardrick McKinney||85||93||Houston Texans||Signature Series||335k / 350k|
|Brian Urlacher||85||91||Chicago Bears||Legends||119k / 129k|
|Devin Bush||85||79||Pittsburgh Steelers||TOTW||2.9k / 2.2k|
|Joe Schobert||84||92||Cleveland Browns||TOTW||193k / 196k|
|Zach Brown||84||89||Free Agent||Veterans||69k / 65.4k|
|Kwon Alexander||84||88||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Flashbacks||50.8k / 47.1k|
|Jayon Brown||84||84||Tennessee Titans||TOTW||16.2k / 17.1k|
|Cole Holcomb||84||81||Washington Redskins||TOTW||4.9k / 5.4k|
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Madden Ultimate Team is full of high quality cards, and that
will only increase as the year goes on. Right now elite speed is hard to come
by, but it’s vital to the success of your team. That means you need to find the
fastest cards around and fit them into your squad where you can. We have these
cards for you here.