Stephen Colbert’s rating in Madden 19 prove to be shockingly accurate

Stephen Colbert (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Stephen Colbert (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) /

Despite help from New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, Stephen Colbert struggled to show off his football prowess for the team at Madden.

If you’ve ever played EA Sports Madden football games, then you know one of the best features is the “Create-a-Player” mode. It lets players live out the fantasy of making it to the NFL. Playing in the NFL was probably never a dream of Stephen Colbert and after his latest video, we know why.

Colbert aired a special edition of The Late Show on CBS last night following the Super Bowl. If you are a Patriots fan then it provided a little icing on the cake. If you are a Rams fan then it was a welcomed distraction to your team falling short.

After showing us his Super Bowl party that featured Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty and actor Patrick Stewart, it was time for Colbert to get in the game. With help from New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and a couple pros from EA Sports, Colbert did his best to boost his ratings before going live in Madden 19.

Stephen Colbert joined the tradition of late night hosts trying and failing to demonstrate any athletic ability. We’ve seen James Corden struggle at both baseball and football. Jimmy Kimmel was defeated in a one-on-one basketball game against Senator Ted Cruz last year.

Now we have Colbert showing that he is much more comfortable behind a desk on television than behind center on a football field. He certainly didn’t help Sam Darnold look too good by dropping a couple passes, either. But if you were to ask Colbert he was probably just happy to get out of there uninjured.

Colbert’s performance in the game proved how accurate the Madden 19 ratings have become. It wasn’t easy to have Colbert going up against a New England Patriots defense that just held the Los Angeles Rams to three points in the Super Bowl. Still, there wasn’t much difference between the real Stephen and the Madden version.

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Perhaps like his late night colleague Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert should stick to playing video games rather than trying to recreate what they do on the field. His performance may not get him a try out for the New York Jets but it certainly proved how accurate Madden has become when it comes to rating players. Consider that a moral victory, Stephen.