NFL: 5 X-Factor Players gamers can look forward to using in Madden 24

NFL Picks - Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson makes a one-handed catch against Bills Cam Lewis to keep a late drive alive.
NFL Picks - Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson makes a one-handed catch against Bills Cam Lewis to keep a late drive alive. /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 24: Justin Jefferson #18 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the start of the game against the New York Giants at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 27-24. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /

Madden NFL 24 Player #2: Justin Jefferson

Becoming an NFL superstar has looked seamless for Minnesota’s wideout. He’s created separation from stingy defensive backs, snagged uncatchable balls, and scored numerous touchdowns. It’s been an exciting three years for Justin Jefferson. Fans are excited to see No.18 take the gridiron – on real and digital platforms.

Acrobatic catches and crisp routes make Jefferson hard to defend. In 2022, Minnesota’s leading receiver was first in receiving yards (1,857) and receptions (135). Madden 24 engineers rewarded his stat line with impressive speed (92), spectacular catch (99), and catch in-traffic ratings (97). Justin Jefferson has the highest launch rating at his position (99) and will dominate opposing defenses.

Madden NFL 24 Player #1: Patrick Mahomes

Building a dynasty within the constraints of our rookie deal is impressive and desires high honors. It isn’t a surprise that Patrick Mahomes highest rated quarterback (99) in Madden 24. He’s played in five AFC Championship games in six seasons. His two Superbowl victories place him on top of the Quarterback food chain.

New faces in the wide receiver room will not hinder No.15’s progress this season. He’s shown that his skillset is diverse and dynamic enough to win games. In 2022, Mahomes ranked second in Pro Football Focus’ offensive (91.3) and passing (89.2) ratings. He threw 41 touchdown passes and accumulated 5,251 passing yards. Mahomes read defenses cover to cover, earning him the highest awareness rating (98) among his peers in Madden 24. A high throw power (97) and throw-on-the-run rating (98) make him the most dangerous quarterback on the virtual field.

Anticipation for EA Sports’ most celebrated video game will continue to rise. Madden 24 will release on Aug 18 to the general public. Gamers can pre-order the Deluxe Edition and earn a three-day early access pass. The Deluxe Edition also includes 4600 Madden Points, a limited-time AKA Player Item, NFL Marble Bills Gear, and more!