‘Madden NFL 20’ Looks Like It Turned Patrick Mahomes Into Prime Michael Vick

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The best part of Madden season is, undoubtedly, the videos of people getting super frustrated by things happening in the video game that just can’t happen in real life. We haven’t quite gotten to the point where those sorts of videos have hit social media, but thanks to one apparent Kansas City Chiefs fan, we get a potential sign of what’s to come.

Patrick Mahomes is on the cover of Madden NFL 20, which drops on Aug. 2. As such, Mahomes, the reigning NFL MVP, is going to be really, really good in the game. What we probably didn’t expect was for him to be capable of stuff that the greatest individual Madden athlete of all time, Michael Vick from Madden 2004, was able to do.

Here is a video of Mahomes running around in the backfield after a snap — which is realistic enough — before flicking his wrist and unleashing a bomb down the field.

That’s really insane! Mahomes, for how good he is, probably can’t just do this sort of thing in real life, and with all due respect to Demarcus Robinson, coming down with a jump ball in double coverage like this is just ludicrous. Also ludicrous: The next throw, in which Mahomes flicks his wrist from his own 9-yard line and drops the ball in a bucket to the opposite 7-yard line.

This is extremely Vick-ian. Anyone who played Madden 2004 is extremely aware of the fact that Vick was able to just do stuff that no human could do due to his mix of speed, agility, and arm strength. Mahomes appears to be going down the same road in the upcoming Madden game, which leads us here at Uproxx to decree that if you use the Chiefs during online games and against friends, you’re cheating.