Madden 19: Comparing the best and worst defensive players at each position

Following the release of Madden 19, I have looked at how the best and worst offensive players at each position stack up against each other. Now, it is time to look at how the best and worst players at each defensive position in Madden 19 compare to each other. For this comparison, I used the game’s day one roster.

Left End

LE

Player Khalil Mack (98) JJ Watt (98) Claudy Mathieu (60) Kendal Vickers (60)
Speed 87 78 75 72
Strength 89 97 79 72
Agility 88 77 67 65
Acceleration 89 83 81 84
Awareness 95 97 43 50
Jumping 94 87 75 74
Tackle 92 93 78 76
Hit Power 86 87 74 77
Power Moves 93 92 69 68
Finesse Moves 88 86 64 64
Block Shedding 92 93 74 71
Pursuit 93 93 74 78
Play Recognition 95 97 43 50
Impact Blocking 88 94 80 73

Right End

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Player Aaron Donald (99) Tyrell Chavis (60) Dee Liner (60)
Speed 83 62 68
Strength 97 70 81
Agility 82 59 48
Acceleration 90 76 81
Awareness 99 55 50
Jumping 76 63 64
Tackle 93 80 79
Hit Power 76 80 68
Power Moves 98 68 70
Finesse Moves 92 73 52
Block Shedding 88 72 69
Pursuit 89 75 75
Play Recognition 99 55 50
Impact Blocking 93 78 79

Defensive Tackle

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Player Damon Harrison Sr. (95) Parker Cothren (58)
Speed 62 72
Strength 93 80
Agility 64 54
Acceleration 76 81
Awareness 95 45
Jumping 73 71
Tackle 94 75
Hit Power 77 73
Power Moves 82 68
Finesse Moves 70 50
Block Shedding 96 68
Pursuit 92 73
Play Recognition 95 45
Impact Blocking 95 80

Left Outside Linebacker

LOLB

Player Von Miller (99) Vontarrius Dora (60) Emmanuel Smith (60)
Speed 87 72 84
Strength 84 76 66
Agility 90 74 84
Acceleration 90 83 91
Awareness 99 55 50
Catching 47 45 43
Jumping 80 77 85
Tackle 94 78 75
Hit Power 89 74 76
Power Moves 89 68 51
Finesse Moves 95 64 58
Block Shedding 95 71 67
Pursuit 98 73 74
Play Recognition 99 55 50
Man Coverage 53 35 51
Zone Coverage 63 45 60
Press Coverage 62 30 31
Impact Blocking 89 75 75

Middle Linebacker

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Player Luke Kuechly (99) Ben Niemann (58) Nick DeLuca (58)
Speed 86 81 77
Strength 83 64 65
Agility 83 82 79
Acceleration 89 84 87
Awareness 99 48 51
Catching 80 47 49
Jumping 90 81 79
Tackle 98 79 79
Hit Power 93 75 85
Power Moves 65 51 59
Finesse Moves 56 57 53
Block Shedding 90 70 67
Pursuit 97 79 75
Play Recognition 99 48 51
Man Coverage 79 49 54
Zone Coverage 88 58 59
Press Coverage 54 31 40
Impact Blocking 91 74 67

Right Outside Linebacker

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Player Sean Lee (96) Joel Lanning (61) Emmanuel Ellerbee (61) Cayson Collins (61)
Speed 83 81 84 79
Strength 76 79 69 70
Agility 81 81 75 70
Acceleration 88 81 87 82
Awareness 97 52 50 50
Catching 77 57 47 45
Jumping 75 80 95 80
Tackle 97 76 75 78
Hit Power 83 75 81 73
Power Moves 61 51 52 53
Finesse Moves 52 58 57 59
Block Shedding 87 67 69 67
Pursuit 97 76 75 79
Play Recognition 97 52 50 50
Man Coverage 72 47 50 52
Zone Coverage 81 56 57 60
Press Coverage 53 35 30 38
Impact Blocking 89 76 73 69

Cornerback

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Player Jalen Ramsey (97) Antwuan Davis (60) D’Montre Wade (60) Henre’ Toliver (60) Chris Jones (60)
Speed 93 88 87 85 87
Strength 69 75 56 44 54
Agility 89 83 80 82 83
Acceleration 94 88 88 87 87
Awareness 97 50 46 52 50
Catching 71 54 68 56 55
Jumping 93 79 87 79 83
Tackle 72 56 47 50 49
Hit Power 81 54 49 47 45
Block Shedding 50 47 48 46 45
Pursuit 76 70 68 71 67
Play Recognition 97 50 46 52 50
Man Coverage 96 68 68 68 70
Zone Coverage 93 66 72 71 68
Press Coverage 98 67 71 66 67

Free Safety

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Player Harrison Smith (97) Raven Greene (60) Jeremy Reaves (60) Jameill Showers (60)
Speed 87 89 84 84
Strength 73 54 60 66
Agility 87 80 82 79
Acceleration 91 90 88 87
Awareness 96 48 47 52
Catching 82 63 58 60
Jumping 85 82 76 88
Tackle 81 65 64 59
Hit Power 92 72 86 63
Block Shedding 73 52 50 58
Pursuit 93 73 73 71
Play Recognition 96 48 47 52
Man Coverage 82 59 68 58
Zone Coverage 95 66 66 69
Press Coverage 79 61 72 62

Strong Safety

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Player Eric Berry (97) Damon Webb II (59)
Speed 90 85
Strength 68 60
Agility 89 81
Acceleration 90 88
Awareness 93 50
Catching 79 61
Jumping 93 80
Tackle 79 66
Hit Power 86 70
Block Shedding 65 57
Pursuit 85 76
Play Recognition 93 50
Man Coverage 91 58
Zone Coverage 95 64
Press Coverage 87 63

Punter

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Player Johnny Hekker (86) Will Monday (67)
Kick Power 97 97
Kick Accuracy 88 74
Awareness 72 67

Sources and Info:

Featured Image: “Sean Lee” by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Used physical disk copy of Madden 19 to get roster information.

All tables and graphs made using Apache OpenOffice Spreadsheet

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Madden 19: Comparing the best and worst offensive players at each position

Following the release of Madden 19, I have looked at how this latest installment stacks up to past games, as well as roster comparisons to Madden 03. Now, it is time to look at how the best and worst players at each offensive position in Madden 19 compare to each other based off of their key skills. For this comparison, I used the game’s day one roster.

Quarterback

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Player Aaron Rodgers (99) Tom Brady (99) Wes Lunt (51)
Throw Power 97 96 87
Short Throw Accuracy 98 99 72
Medium Throw Accuracy 94 97 66
Deep Throw Accuracy 88 86 62
Throw on Run 97 88 73
Throw Under Pressure 96 96 65
Break Sack 90 66 34
Play Action 96 99 69
Awareness 99 99 53

Running Back

RB

Player Le’Veon Bell (96) Tra Carson (54)
Speed 90 84
Strength 77 77
Agility 95 82
Acceleration 93 87
Break Tackle 92 56
Trucking 90 81
Elusiveness 89 56
Ball Carrier Vision 96 70
Stiff Arm 92 76
Spin Move 90 64
Juke Move 96 68
Carrying 88 77
Catching 75 70
Short Route Running 80 58
Medium Route Running 73 51
Deep Route Running 65 43
Catch in Traffic 77 60
Spectacular Catch 72 50
Release 73 58
Jumping 92 87
Awareness 98 50
Pass Block 65 53

Fullback

FB

Player Kyle Juszczyk (84) Lawrence Thomas (57)
Speed 82 73
Strength 79 83
Agility 80 73
Acceleration 88 83
Break Tackle 64 34
Trucking 84 58
Elusiveness 68 49
Ball Carrier Vision 81 60
Stiff Arm 81 52
Spin Move 72 46
Juke Move 76 54
Carrying 76 74
Catching 71 60
Awareness 84 73
Pass Block 52 50
Pass Block Power 38 37
Pass Block Finesse 34 33
Run Block 70 56
Run Block Power 61 53
Run Block Finesse 58 48
Lead Block 92 72
Impact Blocking 69 51

Wide Receiver

WR

Player Antonio Brown (99) Jonathan Krause (54)
Speed 92 92
Strength 54 66
Agility 98 84
Acceleration 93 88
Break Tackle 89 74
Trucking 51 35
Elusiveness 97 71
Ball Carrier Vision 99 77
Stiff Arm 80 43
Spin Move 88 72
Juke Move 97 78
Carrying 80 62
Catching 99 72
Short Route Running 98 51
Medium Route Running 97 52
Deep Route Running 96 51
Catch in Traffic 99 76
Spectacular Catch 98 69
Release 97 59
Jumping 89 92
Awareness 99 50
Run Block 58 47

Tight End

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Player Rob Gronkowski (99) Alan Cross (59)
Speed 83 78
Strength 85 74
Agility 85 72
Acceleration 88 82
Break Tackle 79 34
Trucking 86 60
Elusiveness 59 49
Ball Carrier Vision 88 62
Stiff Arm 87 59
Spin Move 71 58
Juke Move 75 61
Carrying 78 73
Catching 96 72
Short Route Running 88 59
Medium Route Running 86 49
Deep Route Running 78 41
Catch in Traffic (CIT) 97 65
Spectacular Catch 94 68
Release 94 63
Jumping 84 74
Awareness 96 68
Pass Block 73 55
Pass Block Power 72 40
Pass Block Finesse 71 36
Run Block 83 55
Run Block Power 81 49
Run Block Finesse 79 45
Lead Block 56 69
Impact Blocking 74 48

Left Tackle

LT

Player David Bakhtiari (97) David Steinmetz (58)
Speed 69 60
Strength 90 79
Agility 69 54
Acceleration 80 73
Awareness 99 50
Pass Block 96 70
Pass Block Power 93 69
Pass Block Finesse 97 71
Run Block 81 67
Run Block Power 78 66
Run Block Finesse 81 68
Lead Block 88 74
Impact Blocking 87 75

Left Guard

LG

Player Andrew Norwell (91) Fred Lauina (57)
Speed 62 67
Strength 87 73
Agility 49 55
Acceleration 74 77
Awareness 93 50
Pass Block 92 68
Pass Block Power 93 67
Pass Block Finesse 91 69
Run Block 87 69
Run Block Power 86 67
Run Block Finesse 83 70
Lead Block 59 72
Impact Blocking 85 73

Center

C

Player Travis Frederick (96) Alex Thompson (57) J.C. Hassenauer (57)
Speed 56 65 65
Strength 93 79 84
Agility 69 59 55
Acceleration 80 82 78
Awareness 98 50 50
Pass Block 91 68 69
Pass Block Power 92 70 66
Pass Block Finesse 86 67 70
Run Block 94 71 70
Run Block Power 92 72 68
Run Block Finesse 94 69 70
Lead Block 93 72 73
Impact Blocking 95 71 75

Right Guard

RG

Player Zack Martin (96) Chris Gonzalez (57)
Speed 70 58
Strength 93 80
Agility 65 52
Acceleration 81 76
Awareness 93 52
Pass Block 94 68
Pass Block Power 94 69
Pass Block Finesse 94 69
Run Block 94 71
Run Block Power 93 72
Run Block Finesse 94 69
Lead Block 94 50
Impact Blocking 92 75

Right Tackle

RT

Player Lane Johnson (91) Ike Boettger (57)
Speed 80 57
Strength 88 74
Agility 77 63
Acceleration 87 76
Awareness 94 50
Pass Block 90 66
Pass Block Power 91 64
Pass Block Finesse 90 67
Run Block 86 70
Run Block Power 86 68
Run Block Finesse 86 72
Lead Block 90 67
Impact Blocking 91 70

Kicker

K

Player Justin Tucker (86) Michael Badgley (69)
Kick Power 98 88
Kick Accuracy 98 77
Awareness 73 49

Sources and Info:

Featured Image: “E3 2016: EA Leaning More into eSports With Upcoming Titles” by BagoGames is licensed under CC BY-2.0

Used physical disk copy of Madden 19 to get roster information.

All tables and graphs made using Apache OpenOffice Spreadsheet

Comparing the best, worst and oldest players at each position in Madden 19 against Madden 03

With the release of Madden 19 last week I decided to do some roster comparisons between it and arguably the best game in the seriesMadden 03. Using the day one roster for both games, I took a look at comparing the best, worst and oldest player at each position in terms of there overall rating. Beyond that, I also noted which players in Madden 03 were still around to be in Madden 19.

Quarterback

Tom Brady is the only player in Madden 03 or Madden 19 to be both the highest rated player as well as the oldest player at his position.

QB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Cory Sauter 27 Colts 37 2
Worst in 19 Wes Lunt 24 Free Agent 51 1
QB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Kurt Warner 31 Rams 97 4
Best in 03 Brett Farve 32 Packers 97 11
Best in 19 Tom Brady 41 Patriots 99 18
Best in 19 Aaron Rodgers 34 Packers 99 13
QB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Randall Cunningham 39 Free Agent 68 16
Oldest in 19 Tom Brady 41 Patriots 99 18

Running Back

RB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 R.J. Bowers 28 Steelers 41 1
Worst in 19 Tra Carson 25 Bengals 54 2
RB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Marshall Faulk 29 Rams 99 8
Best in 19 Le’Veon Bell 26 Steelers 96 5
RB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Terry Allen 34 Free Agent 65 11
Oldest in 03 Fred McAfee 34 Saints 57 12
Oldest in 19 Darren Sproles 35 Eagles 83 13
Oldest in 19 Frank Gore 35 Dolphins 78 13

Fullback

FB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Mike Green 25 Titans 32 2
Worst in 19 Lawrence Thomas 25 Jets 57 2
FB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Larry Centers 34 Bills 93 12
Best in 19 Kyle Juszczyk 27 49ers 84 5
FB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Kimble Anders 35 Free Agent 77 11
Oldest in 19 John Kuhn 35 Free Agent 73 12

Wide Receiver

WR Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Thabiti Davis 27 Free Agent 41 2
Worst in 19 Johnathan Krause 26 Free Agent 54 4
WR Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Randy Moss 25 Vikings 98 4
Best in 03 Terrell Owens 28 49ers 98 6
Best in 19 Antonio Brown 30 Steelers 99 8
WR Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Jerry Rice 39 Raiders 84 17
Oldest in 19 Larry Fitzgerald 35 Cardinals 89 14

Tight End

Technically, there are a number of players listed at tight end in Madden 19 with a worse rating then Alan Cross. However, Cross is the lowest rated actual tight end as all players worse then him are all full-time long snappers in real life.

TE Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Scott Slutzker 29 Free Agent 37 5
Worst in 19 Alan Cross 25 Bucs 59 2
TE Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Tony Gonzalez 26 Chiefs 97 5
Best in 19 Rob Gronkowski 29 Patriots 99 8
TE Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Wesley Walls 36 Seahawks 85 13
Oldest in 03 Brian Kinchen 36 Free Agent 52 14
Oldest in 19 Antonio Gates 38 Free Agent 83 15

Left Tackle

LT Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Daryl Terrell 27 Jaguars 45 3
Worst in 19 David Steinmetz 23 Dolphins 58 Rookie
LT Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Orlando Pace 26 Rams 98 5
Best in 03 Jonathan Ogden 28 Ravens 98 6
Best in 19 David Bakhtiari 26 Packers 97 5
LT Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Lomas Brown 39 Free Agent 76 17
Oldest in 19 Jason Peters 36 Eagles 91 14
Oldest in 19 Andrew Whitworth 36 Rams 88 12

Left Guard

LG Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Elliot Silvers 24 Chargers 41 1
Worst in 19 Fred Lauina 23 Browns 57 Rookie
LG Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Larry Allen 30 Cowboys 99 8
Best in 19 Andrew Norwell 26 Jaguars 91 4
LG Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Ray Browns 39 Free Agent 85 16
Oldest in 19 Richie Incognito 35 Free Agent 85 13

Center

In Madden 03 there are three players, Ethan Albright (38), Joe Maese (36) and J. Philipe Darche (36) listed at center with a worse rating than Kevin Dogins. Same in Madden 19, as Nick Sundberg (54) and Garrison Sanborn (54) have lower ratings then Thompson or Hassenauer. However, all of these players are actually full-time long-snappers and not centers.

C Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Kevin Dogins 29 Bears 40 5
Worst in 19 Alex Thompson 23 Ravens 57 Rookie
Worst in 19 J.C. Hassenauer 22 Falcons 57 Rookie
C Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Kevin Mawae 31 Jets 97 9
Best in 19 Travis Frederick 27 Cowboys 96 5
C Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Bruce Matthews 40 Titans 87 19
Oldest in 19 John Sullivan 33 Rams 78 10
Oldest in 19 Ryan Kalil 33 Panthers 76 11

Right Guard

RG Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Brad Bedell 25 Browns 40 1
Worst in 19 Chris Gonzalez 23 Vikings 57 Rookie
RG Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Will Shields 30 Chiefs 97 9
Best in 19 Zach Martin 27 Cowboys 96 4
RG Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 David Diaz-Infante 38 Free Agent 65 9
Oldest in 19 Jahri Evans 35 Free Agent 74 12

Right Tackle

RT Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Brian Crawford 24 Vikings 38 1
Worst in 19 Ike Boettger 22 Free Agent 57 Rookie
RT Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Lincoln Kennedy 31 Raiders 95 9
Best in 19 Lane Johnson 28 Eagles 91 5
RT Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Harry Swayne 37 Free Agent 70 15
Oldest in 19 Allen Barbre 34 Free Agent 67 10

Left End

Interestingly enough, Shawn Price managed to end up with the same overall rating as his age, which likely does not happen very often. Also, he is in his ninth professional season as a pro. Everyone else who is the worst player at their position in either game was at most in their fifth professional season.

LE Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Shawn Price 32 Free Agent 32 9
Worst in 19 Kendal Vickers 23 Steelers 60 Rookie
LE Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Michael Strahan 30 Giants 99 9
Best in 19 Khalil Mack 27 Raiders 98 4
Best in 19 JJ Watt 29 Texans 98 7
LE Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Trace Armstrong 36 Raiders 74 13
Oldest in 19 Julius Peppers 38 Panthers 82 16

Right End

David Bowens, who is tied with Lionel Barnes as the worst right end in the game, actually ended up having a solid career in the NFL. At this point in his career, he had played 38 games, recording 34 tackles and  5.5 sacks. He ended up playing in 167 games and started 41 of them, recording 227 tackles and 38.5 career sacks.

RE Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 David Bowens 25 Dolphins 41 3
Worst in 03 Lionel Barnes 26 Free Agent 41 3
Worst in 19 Tyrell Chavis 24 Giants 60 Rookie
Worst in 19 Dee Liner 24 Chiefs 60 Rookie
RE Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Jevon Kearse 25 Titans 94 3
Best in 19 Aaron Donald 27 Rams 99 4
RE Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Bruce Smith 39 Redskins 78 17
Oldest in 19 Michael Bennett 32 Eagles 88 9
Oldest in 19 Robert Ayers Jr. 32 Free Agent 84 9
Oldest in 19 Cliff Avril 32 Free Agent 82 10

Defensive Tackle

DT Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Glen Steele 27 Bengals 32 3
Worst in 19 Parker Cothren 24 Steelers 58 Rookie
DT Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Warren Sapp 29 Bucs 99 7
Best in 19 Damon Harrison Sr 29 Giants 95 6
DT Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 John Randle 34 Seahawks 93 12
Oldest in 03 Ted Washington 34 Bears 88 11
Oldest in 19 Kyle Williams 35 Bills 82 12

Left Outside Linebacker

LOLB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Twan Russell 28 Dolphins 45 5
Worst in 03 Jack Golden 25 Bucs 45 3
Worst in 19 Vontarrius Dora 25 Cardinals 60 2
Worst in 19 Emmanuel Smith 23 Falcons 60 Rookie
LOLB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Peter Boulware 27 Ravens 93 5
Best in 19 Von Miller 29 Broncos 99 7
LOLB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Vinson Smith 37 Free Agent 54 14
Oldest in 19 Lorenzo Alexander 35 Bills 78 12

Middle Linebacker

MLB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Bobbie Howard 25 Bears 34 2
Worst in 19 Ben Niemann 23 Chiefs 58 Rookie
Worst in 19 Nick DeLuca 23 Titans 58 Rookie
MLB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Ray Lewis 27 Ravens 99 6
Best in 19 Luke Kuechly 27 Panthers 99 6
MLB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Hardy Nickerson 36 Packers 75 15
Oldest in 19 Karlos Dansby 36 Free Agent 74 14

Right Outside Linebacker

Oddly enough the Cowboys have the best and worst ROLBs in the league on their roster in Madden 19.

ROLB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Fred Jones 24 Bills 35 1
Worst in 19 Joel Lanning 23 Cowboys 61 Rookie
Worst in 19 Emmanuel Ellerbee 21 Falcons 61 Rookie
Worst in 19 Cayson Collins 22 Dolphins 61 Rookie
Worst in 19 William Ossai 23 Free Agent 61 Rookie
ROLB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Junior Seau 33 Chargers 98 12
Best in 19 Sean Lee 32 Cowboys 96 8
ROLB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Roman Phifer 34 Patriots 74 11
Oldest in 19 Terrell Suggs 35 Ravens 86 15
Oldest in 19 Thomas Davis Sr 35 Panthers 83 13

Cornerback

CB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Carey Scott 23 Vikings 37 1
Worst in 19 Antwuan Davis 23 Lions 60 Rookie
Worst in 19 D’Montre Wade 23 Chiefs 60 Rookie
Worst in 19 Henre’ Toliver 21 Free Agent 60 Rookie
Worst in 19 Chris Jones 23 Free Agent 60 Rookie
CB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Sam Madison 28 Dolphins 98 5
Best in 19 Jalen Ramsey 23 Jaguars 97 2
CB Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Darrell Green 42 Redskins 81 19
Oldest in 19 Terence Newman 39 Vikings 78 15

Free Safety

FS Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Jason Doering 24 Colts 41 1
Worst in 03 Jason Perry 26 Chargers 41 2
Worst in 19 Raven Greene 23 Packers 60 Rookie
Worst in 19 Jeremy Reaves 22 Eagles 60 Rookie
Worst in 19 Jameill Showers 26 Cowboys 60 3
FS Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Brian Dawkins 28 Eagles 98 6
Best in 19 Harrison Smith 29 Vikings 97 6
FS Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Rod Woodson 37 Raiders 92 15
Oldest in 19 Reggie Nelson 35 Raiders 77 11

Strong Safety

SS Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Chris Akins 25 Browns 32 3
Worst in 19 Damon Webb II 22 Titans 59 Rookie
SS Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Rodney Harrison 29 Chargers 97 8
Best in 19 Eric Berry 29 Chiefs 97 8
SS Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Tim Hauck 35 Free Agent 60 11
Oldest in 19 Mike Adams 37 Panthers 79 14

Kicker

At the time of Madden 03, Neil Rackers was the worst kicker in the game, having only made 29/49 (59.2%) of his career field goals. From this point forward, Rackers went from being the worst kicker to having a very successful career. Over the next 10 seasons, he made 235/281 (83.6%) of his field goals. In 2005, he was named to the Pro Bowl and as an AP First-Team All-Pro.

K Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Neil Rackers 25 Bengals 34 2
Worst in 19 Michael Badgley 23 Free Agent 69 Rookie
K Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Orlando Mare 29 Dolphins 97 5
Best in 03 Matt Stover 34 Ravens 97 11
Best in 19 Justin Tucker 28 Ravens 86 6
K Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Gary Anderson 43 Free Agent 82 20
Oldest in 19 Adam Vinatieri 45 Colts 84 22

Punter

P Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Worst in 03 Brad Costello 27 Free Agent 44 3
Worst in 19 Will Monday 26 Free Agent 67 2
P Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Best in 03 Darren Bennett 37 Chargers 95 7
Best in 19 Johnny Hekker 28 Rams 86 6
P Name Age Team Rating Years Pro
Oldest in 03 Sean Landeta 40 Eagles 82 17
Oldest in 03 Lee Johnson 40 Free Agent 76 17
Oldest in 19 Shane Lechler 42 Texans 78 18

Graphs and Madden 03 players in Madden 19

The following three graphs take all the information above and show side by side the comparisons between both games in terms of worst player, best player and oldest player at each position.

Out of the 24 players in Madden 03 who were the worst at there position, none of them were rookies. However, in Madden 19 25/33 (75.75%) of the worst players at each position were rookies. The only positions in Madden 19 where the worst positions players didn’t feature a rookie were QB, RB, FB, WR, TE, and Punter.

Overall rating for worst players at each position for Madden 03 compared to Madden 19

The biggest difference between the two Maddens is how the ratings for the top fullback, kicker, and punter have fallen off of a cliff over the last 16 years.

Overall rating for best players at each position for Madden 03 compared to Madden 19

Madden 03 featured four players 40 or older (C, CB, K, and P) who were the oldest at their respective position. In comparison, Madden 18 has three such players at QB, K, and P.

Age of oldest player(s) at each position for Madden 03 compared to Madden 19

The table below shows the eight players who appear in Madden 03 who are still around in Madden 19. Everything on the left is from 03 (Brady being 24), while the right is from 19 (Brady now being 41).

Current Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant is the only player in Madden 19 who played during the 2002-03 season (his debut season in the league, Bryant went undrafted in 1999) and was not featured in Madden 03.

Name Team Rating Age Years Pro
Tom Brady NE 84/99 24/41 2/18
Drew Brees SD/NO 71/91 23/39 1/17
Josh McCown ARZ/NYJ 55/78 22/39 R/16
Julius Peppers Car 83/82 22/38 R/16
Adam Vinatieri NE/Ind 91/84 29/45 6/22
Phil Dawson CLE/ARZ 83/78 27/43 3/19
Sebastian Janikowski Oak/Sea 92/81 24/40 2/18
Shane Lechler Oak/Hou 88/78 25/42 2/18

Sources and Info:

Featured Image: “Tom Brady” by Jeffrey Beall is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Used physical disk copies of Madden 03 and Madden 19 to get roster information.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BoweDa20.htm

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/rackenei01.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Bryant#2002_season

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/bryanmat01.htm

All tables and graphs made using Google Spreadsheet

Madden: A Metacritic history

The first game in the Madden franchise released all the way back in 1988, with John Madden Football. Since then the series has seen a release every single year, going through five different generations of consoles, as well as PC, mobile and handheld systems.

This look at Madden’s Metacritic history starts with Madden NFL 2001, the first to have review scores on the site. It will only look at the main games in the series, so no handheld/mobile only games or spinoffs will be accounted for. It will also only factor in console/PC scores and not those for handheld/mobile.

Madden’s Metacritic history

17 out of the 19 (89.47%) games in the Madden franchise on Metacritic have an average score over 80. However, only 3/19 (15.78%) have a score over 90. The last time a Madden game reach those heights among reviewers was Madden 05. Since then the series has consistently gotten about the same aggregate scores with each installment.

Average Metacritic score of every Madden game

The graph below shows the total number of combined reviews for all non-handheld/mobile systems that each Madden game has been on.

Number of Metacritic reviews for each Madden game

To calculate the average critic score for a game I weighed the number of reviews. As an example, for Madden 17 I took the 30 Xbox One reviews and multiplied it by there average score of 83. I then did the same for the PlayStation 4. I then took both those numbers, added them together and divided it by the total number of critic scores to get the average Metacritic score.

Game Year Systems Metacritic Score # of Critics Avg Critic Score
Madden 01 2000 PS2, N64, PC, PS1 91, 89, 78, 90 25+6+13+14 = 58 87.63
Madden 02 2001 PS2, Xbox, GC, N64, PC, PS1 94, 90, 89, 78, 71, 88 23+16+12+5+10+9 = 75 87.49
Madden 03 2002 PS2, Xbox, GC, PC, PS1 95, 92, 92, 89, 84.5 25+16+13+12+2 = 68 92.35
Madden 04 2003 PS2, Xbox, GC, PC, PS1 94, 92, 94, 91, 80 29+27+19+13+1 = 89 92.79
Madden 05* 2004 PS2, Xbox, GC, PC 91, 91, 90, 85 30+39+26+12 = 107 90.08
Madden 06 2005 360, PS2, Xbox, GC, PC 74, 88, 86, 86, 78 48+29+39+21+16 = 153 81.77
Madden 07 2006 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GC, PC 80, 76, 81, 84, 83, 82, 80 54+25+35+29+27+14+15 = 199 80.80
Madden 08 2007 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GC, PC 85, 81, 76, 78, 76, 75, 75 46+31+29+11+6+4+6 = 133 80.36
Madden 09 2008 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox 83, 85, 82, 67, 80 50+38+19+4+1 = 112 82.91
Madden 10 2009 360, PS3, Wii, PS2 85, 85, 77, 67.66 58+41+23+3 = 125 83.11
Madden 11* 2010 360, PS3, Wii 84, 83, 75 47+36+6 = 89 82.98
Madden 12* 2011 360, PS3, Wii 78, 79, 75 55+31+3 = 89 78.24
Madden 13 2012 360, PS3, WiiU, Wii 81, 83. 75, 72.5 36+22+9+2 = 69 80.6
Madden 25 2013 One, PS4, 360, PS3 73, 74, 80, 76 18+13+32+19 = 82 76.58
Madden 15* 2014 One, PS4 80, 81 19+37 = 56 80.66
Madden 16* 2015 One, PS4 84, 83 23+37 = 60 83.38
Madden 17* 2016 One, PS4 83, 82 30+35 = 65 82.46
Madden 18 2017 One, PS4 82, 82 22+40 = 62 82
Madden 19 2018 One, PS4, PC 82, 80, 80 19+26+6 = 51 80.74

*Madden 05 is on the PS1 but has no Metacritic reviews on the site.

*Madden 11 and 12 are on the PS2 but has no Metacritic reviews on the site.

*Madden 15, 16 and 17 is on the PS3 and 360 but has no Metacritic reviews on the site.

 

Despite not factoring in the handheld or mobile scores into the above graphs for the mainline Madden games, I did take separate note of them to share in the table below for anyone interested.

Game Year Systems Critic Score # of Critics Highest Score Lowest Score
Madden 02 2001 GBA 76 3 80 70
Madden 03 2002 GBA 75 5 82 60
Madden 04 2003 GBA 70 9 90 50
Madden 05 2004 GBA, DS 79, 68 9+25 = 34 85 (2) 40
Madden 06 2005 GBA, DS, PSP 71, 66, 75 7+9+23 = 39 90 40
Madden 07 2006 GBA, DS, PSP 68, 70, 78 4+9+18 = 31 90 56
Madden 08 2007 DS, PSP 71, 75 11+10 = 21 80 (4) 50 (2)
Madden 09 2008 DS, PSP 66.33, 68 3+8 = 11 80 60 (3)
Madden 10 2009* PSP 79.5 2 80 79
Madden 11 2010 PSP, iOS, iPad 66, 78, 77 1+8+4 = 13 100 50
Madden 12 2011* iOS 71 6 100 50
Madden 13 2012 Vita 63 6 70 (2) 55
Madden 25 2013 iOS 39 8 70 20

*Madden 10 is on the iOS but has no Metacritic reviews on the site.

*Madden 12 is on the PSP but has no Metacritic reviews on the site.

 

Finally, let’s take a look at the highest and lowest scores that each Madden game has received, as well as what percentage of reviews gave a game a perfect score of 100. Oddly enough, since Madden 10 every game in the series with the exception of Madden 17 has not gotten a lower score than 60 from any Metacritic review.

Game Highest Score Lowest Score % of 100s
Madden 01 100 (9) 67 15.51%
Madden 02 100 (11) 40 14.66%
Madden 03 100 (20) 74 (2) 29.41%
Madden 04 100 (25) 60 28.08%
Madden 05 100 (9) 56 8.41%
Madden 06 100 (6) 40 3.92%
Madden 07 100 (2) 30 0.10%
Madden 08 100 (1) 45 0.75%
Madden 09 100 (4) 58 3.57%
Madden 10 95 60 (4) 0%
Madden 11 100 (1) 60 1.12%
Madden 12 100 (1) 60 (10) 1.12%
Madden 13 100 (1) 60 (3) 1.44%
Madden 25 95 60 (11) 0%
Madden 15 91 60 (2) 0%
Madden 16 95 60 0%
Madden 17 91 70 (5) 0%
Madden 18 95 60 (2) 0%
Madden 19 92 60 (2) 0%

Highest score and lowest score on Metacritic for each Madden game

Sources and info:

Featured Image: “First Madden NFL 16 Screenshots Released” by BagoGames is licensed under CC BY-2.0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madden_NFL

http://www.metacritic.com/ (used to find the games, critic reviews, and scores)

All tables and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets

How often do NFL teams finish with winning records but miss the playoffs?

For the 1967-68 season, the NFL added the divisional round to the playoffs expanding them after having added the championship round only two years earlier. Since the divisional round of the playoffs was added, there have been 147 teams to have finished the regular season with a winning record and not make the playoffs. This includes the NFL since the 1967-68 season and the 1968-69 and 1969-70 seasons of the AFL.

Timeline and breakdown by season

1967: NFL adds two divisional rounds, four-team playoffs

1968: AFL adds one divisional round, three-team playoffs

1969: AFL adds two divisional rounds, four-team playoffs

1970: NFL-AFL merger, eight-team playoffs

1978: Wildcard round added, 10 team playoffs

1982: Strike shortened season (nine games), special 16 team playoffs

1987: Strike shortened season (15 games)

1990: Second wildcard round added, 12 team playoffs

There have been 10 seasons where at least five teams finished with winning record and missed the playoffs. In contrast, there have only been two seasons where it did not happen. The strike-shortened 1982 season and the 1998 season.

Teams with winning records to miss playoffs in the NFL, notes

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Breakdown by Era and 10+ win teams

The next three graphs show a breakdown of the above cumulative graph into three different eras based on how the playoffs were formatted.

Teams with winning records to miss playoffs in NFL Divisional Round Era (1967-68 to 1977-78)

Teams with winning records to miss playoffs in NFL's 10 team Wild Card Era (1978-79 to 1989-90)

Teams with winning records to miss playoffs in NFL's 12 team Wild Card Era (1990-91 to 2017-18)

The graph below shows how often a team that finished the season with 10 or more wins missed the playoffs in each NFL season.

Teams with 10+ wins to miss playoffs in the NFL each season (1967-68 to 2017-18)

Records of teams to not make the playoffs

The table below shows the number of times each the playoffs was missed by a team with a specific winning record. Since the NFL expanded to a 16-game regular season schedule, 70/103 (67.96%) of teams to miss the playoffs with winning records finished at 9-7. In the 14-game era, the most common winning record was 8-6, which happened 11/44 times (25%).

*All four 8-7 teams came during the NFL’s strike-shortened 15-game season in 1987.

Record
Number of times team missed playoffs with that record
11-1-2 (.917) 1
10-3-1 (.769) 1
10-4 (.714) 5
9-4-1 (.692) 3
11-5 (.688) 2
8-4-2 (.667) 1
9-5 (.643) 8
10-6 (.625) 21
8-5-1 (.615) 4
8-6 (.571) 11
7-5-2 (.571) 5
9-7 (.563) 70
7-6-1 (.538) 5
8-7 (.533)* 4
8-7-1 (.531) 6

The best teams to miss the playoffs in this span

Below is a list of the top 13 teams (those with at least a .667 win percentage) who did not make the playoffs in this span. Since 1977, only two teams with this high of a winning percentage have missed the playoffs, the 1985 Broncos and 2008 Patriots.

Team Year Record
Baltimore Colts 1967 11-1-2 (.917)
Los Angeles Rams 1968 10-3-1 (.769)
Miami Dolphins 1975 10-4 (.714)
Houston Oilers 1975 10-4 (.714)
St. Louis Cardinals 1976 10-4 (.714)
Cincinnati Bengals 1976 10-4 (.714)
Miami Dolphins 1977 10-4 (.714)
St. Louis Cardinals 1968 9-4-1 (.692)
Detroit Lions 1969 9-4-1 (.692)
Los Angeles Rams 1970 9-4-1 (.692)
Denver Broncos 1985 11-5 (.688)
New England Patriots 2008 11-5 (.688)
Oakland Raiders 1971 8-4-1 (.667)

The total amount of times each franchise has missed the playoffs with a winning record in this span

The Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins have both missed the playoffs with a winning record a league-high nine times. Since 2000, 27/32 (84.37%) of the league has missed the playoffs at least once with a winning record. The only exceptions are the Panthers (who have never done so), the Raiders (1994), Colts (1992), 49ers (1991), Bengals (1986) and the Rams (1971).

Team # of times missed playoffs with winning record
Last year missed with winning record
Kansas City Chiefs 9 2014: 9-7 (.563%)
Washington Redskins 9 2016: 8-7-1 (.531%)
Denver Broncos 8 2016: 9-7 (.563%)
Los Angeles Chargers 8 2017: 9-7 (.563%)
New England Patriots 8 2008: 11-5 (.688)
Miami Dolphins 7 2005: 9-7 (.563%)
Arizona Cardinals 6 2013: 10-6 (.625%)
Detroit Lions 6 2017: 9-7 (.563%)
New York Giants 6 2012: 9-7 (.563%)
Seattle Seahawks 6 2017: 9-7 (.563%)
Cleveland Browns 5 2007: 10-6 (.625%)
Dallas Cowboys 5 2017: 9-7 (.563%)
Green Bay Packers 5 2000: 9-7 (.563%)
New York Jets 5 2015: 10-6 (.625%)
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 2009: 9-7 (.563%)
Buffalo Bills 4 2014: 9-7 (.563%)
Chicago Bears 4 2012: 10-6 (.625%)
Cincinnati Bengals 4 1986: 10-6 (.625%)
Indianapolis Colts 4 1992: 9-7 (.563%)
Oakland Raiders 4 1994: 9-7 (.563%)
Tennessee Titans* 4 2016: 9-7 (.563%)
Atlanta Falcons 3 2009: 9-7 (.563%)
Los Angeles Rams 3 1971: 8-5-1 (.615)
Minnesota Vikings 3 2005: 9-7 (.563%)
New Orleans Saints 3 2002: 9-7 (.563%)
San Francisco 49ers 3 1991: 10-6 (.625%)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 2016: 9-7 (.563%)
Philadelphia Eagles 2 2014: 10-6 (.625%)
Baltimore Ravens 2 2017: 9-7 (.563%)
Houston Texans 2 2014: 9-7 (.563%)
Jacksonville Jaguars 1 2004: 9-7 (.563%)
Carolina Panthers 0 N/A

Teams to make the playoffs with a losing record

In contrast to the 147 teams to have missed the playoffs with a winning record, only four have made the playoffs with a losing one. Two of these teams make the playoffs during the 1982 strike-shortened season, which featured a special 16 team playoff.

Team Year Record
Detroit Lions 1982 4-5 (.444)
Cleveland Browns 1982 4-5 (.444)
Seattle Seahawks 2010 7-9 (.438)
Carolina Panthers 2014 7-8-1 (.469)

Sources and info:

Featured Image: “Game Competition Sport Athletic American Football” from maxpixel.net is CC0 Public Domain

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1967/ (Used this season through the last 2017-18 season)

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1968_AFL/index.htm (Used the 1968 and 1969 seasons)

All other charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheet

 

What would it look like if America elected their Presidents for life-long terms?

What would it look like if America’s Presidents served life-long terms until they died? This article will take a look at this question by seeing how long each former President would have been in office and what this alternative timeline would look like. Since the 45th President, Donald Trump, is currently serving in office he will not be counted.

Presidental length vs. life-long length

The first chart shows a comparison between each Presidents actual time in office compared to if they had served as President for life upon being elected. The second shows the difference in days between these two. For the former Presidents who are still alive, their numbers in days are up to date as of August 1st, 2018.

Actual days as President vs Days as President for Life

Difference in days between lifespan after being elected and actual days as President

The table below shows the exact numbers for each President as represented in the two charts above.

President Time as President Lifespan after being elected if President for life Days difference
Washington 2,865 days (1789-1797) 3,880 days (1789-1799) 1,015 days
Adams 1,460 days (1797-1801) 10,713 days (1797-1826) 9,253 days
Jefferson 2,992 days (1801-1809) 9,253 days (1801-1826) 6,261 days
Madison 2,922 days (1809-1817) 9,978 days (1809-1836) 7,056 days
Monroe 2,922 days (1817-1825) 5,235 days (1817-1831) 2,243 days
JQ Adams 1,461 days (1825-1829) 8,391 days (1825-1848) 6,930 days
Jackson 2,922 days (1829-1837) 5,940 days (1829-1845) 3,018 days
Van Buren 1,461 days (1837-1841) 9,273 days (1837-1862) 7,812 days
WH Harrison 31 days (1841) 31 days (1841) 0 days
Tyler 1,430 days (1841-1845) 7,594 days (1841-1862) 6,164 days
Polk 1,461 days (1845-1849) 1,564 days (1845-1849) 103 days
Taylor 492 days (1849-1850) 492 days (1849-1850) 0 days
Fillmore 969 days (1850-1853) 8,643 days (1850-1874) 7,674 days
Pierce 1,461 days (1853-1857) 6,062 days (1853-1869) 4,601 days
Buchanan 1,461 days (1857-1861) 4,107 days (1857-1868) 2,646 days
Lincoln 1,503 days (1861-1865) 1,503 days (1861-1865) 0 days
Johnson 1,419 days (1865-1869) 3,759 days (1865-1875) 2,340 days
Grant 2,922 days (1869-1877) 5,985 days (1869-1885) 2,876 days
Hayes 1,461 days (1877-1881) 5,798 days (1877-1893) 4,337 days
Garfield 199 days (1881) 199 days (1881) 0 days
Arthur 1,262 days (1881-1885) 1,886 days (1881-1886) 624 days
Cleveland 1,461 days (1885-1889) 8,512 days (1885-1908) 7,051 days
Harrison 1,461 days (1889-1893) 4,391 days (1889-1901) 2,930 days
Cleveland (Part II) 1,461 days (1893-1897) 5,590 days (1893-1908) 4,129 days
McKinley 1,654 days (1897-1901) 1,654 days (1897-1901) 0 days
Roosevelt 2,728 days (1901-1909) 6,323 days (1901-1919) 3,595 days
Taft 1,461 days (1909-1913) 7,674 days (1909-1930) 6,213 days
Wilson 2,922 days (1913-1921) 3,988 days (1913-1924) 1,066 days
Harding 881 days (1921-1923) 881 days (1921-1923) 0 days
Coolidge 2,041 days (1923-1929) 3,444 days (1923-1933) 1,403 days
Hoover 1,461 days (1929-1933) 13,014 days (1929-1964) 11,553 days
FDR 4,422 days (1933-1945) 4,422 days (1933-1945) 0 days
Truman 2,840 days (1945-1953) 10,120 days (1945-1972) 7,280 days
Eisenhower 2,922 days (1953-1961) 5,911 days (1953-1969) 2,989 days
Kennedy 1,036 days (1961-1963) 1,036 days (1961-1963) 0 days
LBJ 1,886 days (1963-1969) 3,349 days (1963-1973) 1,463 days
Nixon 2,027 days (1969-1974) 9,223 days (1969-1994) 7,196 days
Ford 895 days (1974-1977) 11,097 days (1974-2006) 10,202 days
Carter 1,461 days (1977-1981) 15,168 days (1977- 13,707 days
Reagan 2,922 days (1981-1989) 11,094 days (1981-2004) 8,172 days
HW Bush 1,461 days (1989-1993) 10,785 days (1989- 9,324 days
Clinton 2,922 days (1993-2001) 9,324 days (1993- 6,402 days
Bush 2,922 days (2001-2009) 6,402 days (2001- 3,480 days
Obama 2,922 days (2009-2017) 3,480 days (2009- 558 days
Trump 558 days (2017- N/A N/A

FDR and John Adams

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was elected to serve four terms (16 years) as President but died a few months into his fourth term in 1945. In 1947 Congress ratified the 22nd amendment, which was approved by the states in 1951, making it so no President could serve more than two terms.

In this hypothetical President for life scenario, FDR would still have served more days as President then the 10* listed in the table below even if they served as President for life.

*Not counting those who died in office (W.H. Harrison, Taylor, Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Harding and Kennedy)

President Lifespan after being elected if President for life
FDR 4,422 days (1933-1945)
Harrison 4,391 days (1889-1901)
Buchanan 4,107 days (1857-1868)
Washington 3,880 days (1789-1799)
Wilson 3,988 days (1913-1924)
Johnson 3,759 days (1865-1875)
Obama 3,480 days (2009-
Coolidge 3,444 days (1923-1933)
LBJ 3,349 days (1963-1973)
Arthur 1,886 days (1881-1886)
Polk 1,564 days (1845-1849)

Another noticeable thing from this hypothetical President for life scenario is how long John Adams holds the title as longest-serving President. Adams died on July 4th, 1826 and it would not be until (ironically enough) July 4th, 1958 that President Hoover would pass him in days served.

Hoover would then become the longest until President Carter passed him on September 8th, 2012. Adams (90 years, 247 days) is the fifth oldest President to have ever lived, while Carter (93 years, 299 days) is currently second only being George H.W. Bush.

President Lifespan after being elected if President for life
Carter 15,168 days (1977-
Hoover 13,014 days (1929-1964)
Ford 11,097 days (1974-2006)
Reagan 11,094 days (1981-2004)
HW Bush 10,785 days (1989-
Adams 10,713 days (1797-1826)
Truman 10,120 days (1945-1972)

Alternative President for life timeline

In an alternative timeline where America’s President is elected for life, the country would only be on its 15th President (Clinton), instead of its 45th (Trump). To make this timeline, I took who was actually President in real-life and made them next in line when the current President for life died.

So if Washington had died in 1802 instead of 1799, Jefferson would have been the second President in this timeline instead of Adams.

Click here to view larger interactive version

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Below is a table of a few major events in American history and what the differences would be in terms of who was President at the time assuming history played out the same way.

Event Actual President Alt President
Louisiana Purchase (1803) Jefferson John Adams
War of 1812 (1812-15) Madison John Adams
Various Indian Wars (1776-1923) 29 different Presidents 10 different Presidents
Mexican-American War (1846-48) Polk JQ Adams, Polk
Civil War (1861-65) Lincoln Fillmore
Reconstruction Era (1863-1877) Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes Fillmore, Grant
Spanish-American War (1898) McKinley Cleveland
World War I (1914-18) Wilson Roosevelt
Great Depression (1929-39) Coolidge, Hoover, FDR Coolidge, Hoover
World War II (1939-45) FDR, Truman Hoover
Cold War (1947-91) 9 different Presidents Hoover, LBJ, Nixon
Korean War (1950-53) Truman, Eisenhower Hoover
Vietnam War (1955-73) Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon Hoover, LBJ, Nixon
Civil Rights Movement (1954-68) Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ Hoover, LBJ
9/11 Bush Clinton
Afghanistan War (2001- Bush, Obama, Trump Clinton
Iraq War (2003-11) Bush, Obama Clinton
Great Recession (2007-09) Bush, Obama Clinton

Sources and info:

Featured Image: “Seal of the President of the United States” from Wikimedia Commons  is in public domain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States_by_time_in_office

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidents_of_the_United_States_by_age#Oldest_living_U.S._presidents

https://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html

https://time.graphics/ (Used to make timeline chart)

All other charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheet

Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in June

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for the first five months of the year. Now, it is time to look at the numbers for June. Overall, the month saw a total of 543 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 531 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Denman – Irish racehorse (age 18), Koko – American-bred Western lowland gorilla

Estimated age: Robert Fine – British sociologist (age 82-83), David Blanco – American record producer (63-64), Abdul Kadir – Guyanese politician and convicted conspirator (65-66)

No age given: Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade – Indian farmer-scientist, Pedyr Prior – British Cornish Nationalist politician, Darabara Singh – Indian serial killer, Hala bint D’aij Al Khalifa – Bahraini royal, César Alvarenga – Paraguayan politician, Carlos Campos – Venezuelan politician, Bill Hamel – American composer and record producer

Deaths per day for June

The 1st saw the most deaths with 25, while the 27th had the least with only 11. On average each day in June saw 17.7 notable deaths. 20 days (66.66%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while 10 days (33.33%) saw 20 or more deaths.

Number of notable deaths on Wikipedia per day for June 2018

The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 531 notable people who died in June is 79.31 years old. June 21st saw the highest average age of death at 86.65 years old. This makes it only the second day so far this year to have an average age over 86. June 18th saw the lowest average age of death at only 72.27 years old.

The average age of death for notable people each day (from Wikipedia, June 2018)

George N. Leighton (age 105) graduated from Howard University in 1940. He then served in World War II from 1942-45, achieving the rank of Captain in the U.S. Amry and being awarded a Bronze Star and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. Following the war, he earned his Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School and served as a lawyer and later judge.

In 1969, he was appointed as a judge with the First District Appellate Court of Illinois, the first African-American to hold this position in Illinois. In 1976, he became a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He served until 1987 before going back to work in private practice. 

Reinhard Hardegen (age 105) was a German U-boat commander during World War II, the last surviving ‘Ace of the Deep‘ from the country during the war. Following the end of the war, he was held captive for 16 months before returning home. He later started a successful marine oil trading company and served as a member of Parliament in his hometown of Bremen for over three decades.

The youngest was Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (age 15). On June 20, 2018, 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was murdered by members of the Dominican gang Trinitario in the Bronx in a case of mistaken identity. Following his death graphic video of the public, killing came out and all 12 suspects involved in his death have since been arrested.

Guzman-Feliz was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Explorers program and the organization has since established a scholarship in his honor. Plans to rename the street Guzman-Feliz was murdered on after him have also been revealed. 

Age difference between the youngest and oldest deaths each day on Wikipedia (June 2018)

Of the 30 days in June, 22* of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 35.96% of deaths in the month were from people in this age range.

60-69 70-79 80-89 90-99
Days with most deaths* 1 6 22 7
Percentage of days in the month
3.33% 20% 73.33% 23.33%

*Includes ties. Example: On June 15th five people between 70-79, 80-89 and 90-99 died.

Number of deaths by age range (Wikipedia, June 2018)

Sources and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_June_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheets