Because of its significance in the world, we wondered just how high Madden's scores were. Are players and Madden 22 coins fans who obsess about scores using Madden as a way to measure ritual warfare and personal pride, or do the scores provide important information about players' performance that analysts should examine with seriousness? In other words are scores tied to something objective, or are they simply the thoughts of a few of geeks in Silicon Valley?

The conclusion we came to is that Madden ratings -- at least the ones we looked at are pretty good. Madden's speed ratings are perhaps the best example. At the majority of places, the most significant feature to be a part of Madden NFL is the speed at which a player can move, so we should probably expect the Madden rating team to put an enormous amount of effort to get their speed scores to be accurate. And that's what we found.

We took information such as a player's record maximum speed, previous year's maximum speed average for each game, and current year's average max speed per game and combine 40-yard dash times and then fed them into a multilevel models1 to predict Game 9 Madden Speed Scores. 

The model had decent success. Based on our findings, Madden game makers aren't just making use of 40 times (which don't exist for all gamers in the NFL) to determine scores for players. they're also taking advantage of the NFL's Next Gen Stats tracking data to help generate their scores.

They're doing it with a shrewdness also. According to the model and from conversations with an insider at EA and EA, the Madden ratings team is weighing the current year's speed more heavily over the previous year and the model suggests that tight-ends get the highest score due to cheap Mut 22 coins their speed being higher than their peers, closely followed by quarterbacks.