Marlon Humphrey got Madden to change new trailer after clip showed him getting ran over by Nick Chubb
It’s that time of year with the internet and NFL Players start critiquing the latest Madden and the ratings they were given in the game.
It’s so big, that ESPN and EA Sports literally turned Madden Ratings into a week long special running on all of their shows which seems like an extreme overkill but that’s a story for a different day.
Madden Ratings Week on ESPN
Honestly, I can’t tell the difference between Madden games over the last decade but the hype around the game continues to grow stronger. Madden was the highest selling sports game of 2020 and the fourth-highest selling game overall. Clearly, fans and athletes still care about how they look in the video game.
There’s no better example than Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey.
Yesterday, Marlon Humphrey called out the Madden Twitter account when it dropped the new “FieldSENSE” trailer, showing all the new features in the game.
During the trailer, it shows a clip of Humphrey basically getting truck-sticked by Nick Chubb. Of course, Humphrey wasn’t too happy about the trailer.
Marlon Humphrey on Twitter
Turns out his teammate Tony Jefferson also caught a stray in the trailer with him being hurdled over by someone on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Humphrey had his guy’s back though and told him to join in on the lawsuit he was going to file if Madden didn’t update the trailer.
Following the Tweets, EA and Madden folded like a deck of cards and altered the trailer to feature a trailer of both players tackling Nick Chubb.
Side Note: Nick Chubb had 25 carries for 75 yards in two games against the Ravens last year so he really can’t be mad that the trailer was updated to show differently.
Regardless, it was a weak move from the Madden social team to bend the knee and they knew it, tweeting an apology to Nick Chubb after showing Humphrey and Jefferson the updated trailer.
To make Madden look even worse, Humphrey acknowledged that he felt better with the new trailer, but was still planning on filing a lawsuit (lol).
The hype around Madden will definitely continue until the game is released. I feel bad for game developers. You promote a game that you created, get killed on social media by fans and athletes for how it’s created. Then, the game is released, and you get killed for not making enough updates to the gameplay. Round and round we go. Like clockwork, baby.