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Many gamers enjoy diving into the future using the franchise mode in Madden games. They select a roster, fast-forward a decade, and start over with a new set of players. Under these conditions, most current NFL stars have retired. Some of today’s young talent and a few coaches may still be around, but the league largely becomes unrecognizable. Fast-forward another decade, and it’s rare to find any trace of real-life NFL figures—except for the surprising exception of Kyren Williams in one player’s Madden 24 experience.
Gamers Are Astounded to See Kyren Williams Still on the Field in Year 21 of Madden 24
After twice advancing by a decade in the game, Madden enthusiast u/Electronic-Koala9234 encountered a significantly different Madden 24 universe. Except for a single player: Kyren Williams of the Los Angeles Rams. Initially rated at a solid 79 OVR, Williams remains in the game well beyond the expected time frame. Now in his incredible 21st year, he’s seen a sharp decline in performance, playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This occurrence is unprecedented and quite remarkable, with Williams being rated at a mere 46 OVR in his 21st year. In comparison, real-life veteran Frank Gore holds the NFL record with 16 seasons under his belt.
Members of the Madden 24 community expressed their disbelief at Williams’ virtual longevity. u/Substantial-Being197 humorously commented on time’s neglect and the relentless impact of regression. Other players imaginatively suggested that perhaps Sean McVay, who was deemed important to Williams’s success in 2023, had fatefully switched to coaching the Jaguars too.
Discovering that Williams remained a scheme fit for the Jaguars, u/illoxical highlighted the importance of strategic alignment in a player’s longevity. Similar to past superstars, u/CandidBrad hinted that Williams might share a secret with the age-defying Tom Brady.
u/Acrobatic_Warthog_67 shared their own gaming story, mentioning having quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing at 46, admiring his championship wins but also playfully suggesting retirement. Other players joined in the jest, wondering about the extent of Rodgers’ virtual career longevity.
It’s well-known that running backs in the NFL have relatively short careers due to the physical toll. A career as extended as Williams’ virtual journey in Madden 24 verges on fantastical, especially when compared to the real-life six-season tenure of former Rams standout Todd Gurley.
While the Madden world is constantly buzzing with updates and humorous player finds, this particular instance of a player’s enduring virtual career in Madden 24 is an entertaining anomaly that has captured the attention of many.
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