Madden 22 ratings week is here! ESPN kicked off the week-long reveal party in which we will learn the player ratings for this year’s game. While the actual overall ratings will start to be revealed tomorrow, ESPN gave us a sneak peek today by highlighting key ratings for some of this year’s rookies.
Unfortunately, none of the top five picks in this year’s NFL Draft were featured in the first video, but we do still have some big named players with apparently some big egos when it comes to what they think their ratings should be.
As is Madden tradition, the rookies were sat down and asked to guess what their ratings would be. Naturally, they typically guess way higher than what their actual rating turns out to be true. Well, except for Mac Jones, who got a welcomed surprise with his overall.
Cornerback Jaycee Horn (Carolina Panthers), the No. 8 pick, was shocked to learn he had only a 74 rating in Man Coverage. Meanwhile, Patrick Surtain II, who was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the No. 9 pick was revealed to have 75 Awareness.
Perhaps the biggest surprise came to Travis Etienne, the 25th overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although he played running back at college, EA appears to have him listed as a wide receiver in Madden 22. Jacksonville is toying with the idea of playing him as a hybrid running back and receiver, so it kind of makes sense. What’s incredibly surprising is that his short route running is rated only 67.
Here are the ratings that were revealed for some of the rookies in Madden 22:
- Patrick Surtain II (CB, Denver Broncos) – 75 Awareness (guessed 95)
- Jaycee Horn (CB, Carolina Panthers) – 74 Man Coverage (guessed 84)
- Elijah Moore (WR, New York Jets) – 93 Change of Direction (guessed 100)
- Travis Etienne (WR, Jacksonville Jaguars) – 67 Short Route Running (guessed 87)
- Asante Samuel Jr. (CB, Los Angeles Chargers) – 92 Speed (guessed 92)
- Mac Jones (QB, New England Patriots) – 71 overall (guessed 66), 85 Throw Power (guessed 87), 25 Break Tackle (guessed 52)
We’ll continue to update you with Madden 22’s ratings as ESPN reveals them throughout the week. In the meantime, check out some of our predictions below:
Madden 22 is slated to launch on August 20, 2021. It will be available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC.