As we get closer to the launch of Madden 22, EA will once again be teaming up with ESPN for a special Madden Ratings Week. During the week of July 25 to July 30, various shows across ESPN will reveal the player ratings for Madden 22.
The event kicks off with a SportsCenter special hosted by Laura Rutledge and Mina Kimes on Sunday, July 25 at 12:30 p.m. ET before coverage shifts to ESPN’s other studio shows throughout the week. Mina Kimes is easily one of my favorite personalities at the network, so I’m excited to see her a part of the event.
The actual player ratings reveal won’t begin until Monday, July 26, however. NFL alumni rating adjustors like Chad Johnson, Marshawn Lynch and Alex Smith will help reveal the ratings daily on First Take.
The top 10 wide receivers will be revealed with Chad Johnson on First Take on July 26, followed by the full position ratings reveal on SportsCenter and additional coverage on NFL Live. July 27 will focus on defensive line with Vince Wilfork on First Take revealing the top 10 Defensive Linemen, followed by the reveal of the top 10 Edge Rushers on SportsCenter and NFL Live.
On Wednesday, July 28, Marshawn Lynch will reveal the top running backs on First Take. The full running back ratings will be revealed later on SportsCenter and NFL Live. Thursday, July 28 will focus on the top 10 safeties, presented by Ed Reed on First Take with additional ratings on SportsCenter and NFL Live.
ESPN is saving the most important position for last. The top 10 quarterbacks will be revealed on Friday, July 30 with Alex Smith on First Take.
It will all culminate in a SportsCenter special on Friday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. This special will break down the Madden 22 ratings process with Louis Riddick and Mina Kimes interviewing players and revealing additional ratings.
As for Club 99 members — those who are rated 99 overall, the highest possible rating in Madden 22 — they will be revealed each morning during Get Up. In anticipation of this, we’ve already shared our predictions for who will begin Madden 22 in Club 99.
Remember, the launch ratings for Madden 22 are based on a player’s performance in real life, so ratings can, and do, change on a weekly basis. This is based on Ratings Performance Adjustors who analyze player performances each week.
Madden 22 launches worldwide on August 20, 2021. The game will be available for all major platforms, but only PS5 and Xbox Series X|S get the “Dynamic Gameday” experience.