It’s officially Madden season.
EA Sports’ flagship NFL football game is finally here, and this year’s version of the game features some interesting player models.
Each year one of the biggest complaints EA receives from fans and players revolves around player likenesses. While it’s almost impossible to accurately represent each player on a full 53-man NFL roster, Madden has featured hilarious omissions from some of the league’s highest-profile players on each team over the years.
49ers fans won’t be happy to see what EA did with All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner’s player model in this year’s game.
Warner is the top-rated linebacker in the game at 94 overall and the fact that he can’t get an accurate face scan that reflects his likeness is ridiculous. If the 49ers Faithful thought that was bad, wait until they see how the No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance looks in the game.
Other top rookie quarterbacks like Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence, Jets’ Zach Wilson and Bears’ Justin Fields look comparable to their real-life counterparts, often so detailed it's hard to tell the difference. Lance’s face scan pales in comparison and that’s just wrong.
Other notable 49ers without face scans include Raheem Mostert, Deebo Samuel and Jimmie Ward.
Hopefully EA can update the likenesses on the 49ers’ best players as the season goes along and more players break out in big ways.