It's the itchy time for NFL fans everywhere. It's been weeks since the 2013 NFL draft, months since the Super Bowl and even longer since most teams played a down.
There hasn't been any football on the TV in forever, and training camp is many weeks away. Preseason feels like it'll never come.
So, we turn to Madden.
The Madden series of video games has been the best way fans can get their fix for years on end. This season will be the 25th anniversary edition of the game, and it can't be released soon enough.
Every fan wants to know how powerful their team is going to be—and if their team's star player is going to be rated among the league's best.
Every gamer wants to know which team is going to be the hardest to stop this season so they can start getting ready to helm their chosen juggernaut through ranked game after ranked game.
The ultra-crazy junkies will be socking away their spare change to score the very best ultimate team cards.
Which will be the best of the best players, the elite of the elite? Here's my projection of the 15 highest-rated players in Madden 25.
All statistics are sourced from Pro Football Focus, except where noted. A subscription may be required to view PFF links.