Baltimore Ravens (81 OVR, 84 DEF, 75 OFF)
With an 81 team overall, the Ravens rank in the bottom half of the league in terms of launch ratings for Madden 20. But they surprised everyone last year by winning the AFC North and making it to the playoffs. A 23-17 Wild Card loss to the San Diego Chargers was closer than expected but proved they still have work to do. And most of that work is on the offensive side of the ball.
With Joe Flacco gone, it is now up to Lamar Jackson to build on his rookie season. He’s only got a 76 overall, but an improved RPO system should make controlling Jackson in-game much more exciting and fun. He’s going to be a ton of fun to play as and build a team around – barring injury, of course.
Jackson isn’t the only young stud on the team. They finally got him a weapon on the outside in first-round draft pick Marquise Brown, who boasts a 77 overall with blazing 97 speed (second-fastest in Madden 20). It’s going to be great controlling these two speedsters together on the field.
As GM, it’s going to be up to you to solidify the offensive line anchored by RG Marshal Yanda (91 OVR) and LT Ronnie Stanley (85 OVR). Tight end Mark Andrews is a decent 79, but you can probably find better.
As far as defense is concerned, the Ravens have one of the best (84 OVR). They are led by newly signed FS Thomas III (95 OVR). DT Michael Pierce (92 OVR). anchors the line alongside LE Brandon Williams (86 OVR). CB Marlon Humphrey (85 OVR) will lock down opposing receivers. Improving upon this unit will be tough, so you’re going to have to find some real gems to compete with these already starters. There may be room to draft a young stud linebacker to become the next Ray Lewis, though.
Your job here is to take the next step and win a playoff game with the Ravens.