Last year EA Sports introduced “Player Traits” to the Madden franchise. The most discussed trait by far was that of “Clutch” in which those players receive ratings boosts in high-pressure situations particularly late in games.
Madden NFL 13 begins with 36 players designated as “Clutch” matching the number that debuted in Madden 12. That game ended with 38 after adding Calvin Johnson, Tim Tebow, Jimmy Graham and Justin Smith while dropping Philip Rivers and Josh Freeman over the course of the season.
Those new to the group for Madden NFL 13 are Ray Rice, Frank Gore, Mario Manningham, Steve Smith, Derrick Johnson, Eric Weddle, and Matt Prater. Dropping out are Justin Smith, Tracy Porter, Asante Samuel, Nnamdi Asomugha, James Harrison, Wes Welker, Dallas Clark, Reggie Wayne, and Peyton Hillis. Defensive lineman and offensive lineman are not eligible for the trait.
Continue on for the full list of players that have the “Clutch” trait in Madden NFL 13 and leave your thoughts in the comments!