On September 10, the Madden team released the Ultimate Kickoff promo in Madden Ultimate Team to celebrate the start of the 2020 NFL season. The promo features the additions of a new form of currency and new cards. There’s a handful of players that you should keep an eye on, but which cards should you grab for your MUT roster? Let’s go over the highest-rated cards, plus which others ones are worth a grab.
Highest rated Ultimate Kickoff cards
The two highest-rated cards available are WR Brandin Cooks (90 OVR) and CB Byron Jones (90 OVR). Cooks is the limited card, as he will only be in packs until September 12. Jones is the special Master item, and to unlock the 90 overall card, you will need to collect the four 88 OVR Ultimate Kickoff heroes (HB Todd Gurley II, T Trent Williams, DT Linval Joseph, DE Yannick Ngakoue) and add them to the special set. This will award you the 90 OVR Byron Jones card and two of the Heroes you put into the set in Non-Tradeable form.
Here are some of the other high overall cards that you can find in the Ultimate Kickoff promo:
- SS Malcolm Jenkins – 85 OVR
- WR Robby Anderson – 85 OVR
- QB Phillip Rivers – 85 OVR
- OLB Robert Quinn – 85 OVR
- DE Everson Griffen – 85 OVR
- HB Melvin Gordon III – 85 OVR
- OLB Jamie Collins – 85 OVR
As far as our recommendations go, it might not be worth going after WR Brandin Cooks. With Cooks being a limited item, his cost will be extremely high. Jones, on the other hand, should be worth the cost. Jones 6’0” frame is good enough to smother receivers, and with 90 Speed and 84 Man Coverage, he should be a strong option on those Cover 1 and Cover 2 plays.
Here are some other notable Ultimate Kickoff players worth targeting:
Todd Gurley II
Falcons HB Todd Gurley II always seems to be a reliable running back in Madden. Thanks to some solid strength and some impressive running attributes for a 6’1” running back, he often doesn’t disappoint. Gurley’s Ultimate Kickoff card has some nice attributes (87 Speed, 89 Agility, 85 Break Tackle), making him a good pickup.
Panthers WR Robby Anderson has a lot of what you would want in a receiver. The former Jet has the size (6’3”), Speed (89), as well as decent route running attributes (79 SRR, 81 MRR). And at only 85 overall, Robby Anderson shouldn’t break the bank, either.
Fast pass rushers can be dangerous in Madden, especially if they have good Strength and Finesse/Power moves. Washington DE Chase Young might not have the highest overall (83) among Ultimate Kickoff cards, but his Speed (81) and Acceleration (87) make him quite dangerous off the rush. Young might not have the best Finesse (78) and Power (71) moves attributes, nor a gaudy Strength (81) attribute. But if he can beat an opposing lineman, he should be able to get to the quarterback quickly with his speed.