NFL Stars Square-off in Madden 20 Tournament for COVID-19 Relief

Players from the Browns, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles and 49ers face-off in the Checkdown Madden 20 Tournament tonight at 6PM.

NFL players coming together for a Madden 20 tournament

NFL Digital Media is keeping fans engaged and giving sports starved addicts something other than ‘classic’ games to watch with tonight’s Checkdown Madden 20 Tournament.  

Some of the top players in football are going head-to-head in Madden 20 to raise money for COVID-19 relief. Fans can watch all the 'action' Wednesday at 6PM ET on Twitch. And for starved sports bettors, lines are available at all of the top online sportsbooks

Madden 20 betting oddsThe bracket style contest kicks off with Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward facing off against his teammate, wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Then at 7 PM two players from the World Champion Kansas City Chiefs pick up their game paddles, as safety Tyrann Mathieu takes on speed burner Tyreke Hill. In the only match that doesn’t feature teammates, two wide receivers go head-to-head - Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson battles the 49ers Deebo Samuel. And in the final match the Los Angeles Chargers’ safety Derwin James clashes with his teammate, wide receiver Keenan Allen.

Currently, sportsbooks worldwide have odds up on tournament. Derwin James is the favorite to win it all, coming off his recent 80-16 drubbing of Michael Vick in the Madden NFL Invitational.  Tyreke Hill is the second favorite and both Ward and Landry are tied for the oddsmakers’ third pick. However, we have seen different odds at almost every sportsbook online.

Here are the current odds posted at online sports betting giant Jazz Sports.

Player Odds to win Tournament
Derwin James  +125
Tyreke Hil  +125
Denzel Ward  +750
Jarvis Landry  +750
DeSean Jackson  +850
Deebo Samuel  +850
Tyrann Mathieu  +1500
Keenan Allen  +1500

The Checkdown was introduced in 2018 as the NFL’s Digital Media football culture brand and has grown into a huge presence for the league with over 360,000 followers on Twitter and more than a million on Instagram. The Checkdown's content covers all aspects of football, including college, high school and youth football. The social media channel claims to represent what “football is all about: uniting communities and celebrating together”. Tonight’s broadcast of Madden looks to do just that in these sports-free times. 

Watch the Checkdown Madden 20 Tournament on Twitch.

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