It’s that time of year when players and fans alike are eager for the release of NFL athletes rankings in a popular video game.
On Friday, EA Sports released its top-10 quarterback rankings for its yearly released football game, Madden NFL 22.
Jackson has a 90 overall rating at the position. Other quarterbacks ranked ahead of him include Russell Wilson (94), Aaron Rodgers (96), Tom Brady (97), and Patrick Mahomes (99).
The Ravens have one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks in Lamar Jackson.
Jackson being ranked among the NFL’s best at quarterback in Madden this year should not be surprising. Whenever Jackson has the ball it’s like watching a video game.
Jackson is currently the second-highest overall player in Madden NFL 22 on the Ravens roster. Cornerback Marlon Humphrey is No. 5 among players at his position with a 92 overall rating.
It remains unclear what Jackson’s individual attributes are. It’s easy to assume that juke, speed, ball carrier vision, and elusiveness are his four best ratings. Jackson has a knack for making defenders look silly.
This is not Jackson’s best look in the Madden franchise.
Just one year ago Jackson was the face of Madden NFL 21 after having an incredible sophomore year with the Ravens. Jackson was ranked as the No. 3 overall quarterback (94) that year. Only Russell Wilson (97) and Patrick Mahomes (99) were ranked higher.
Despite being on the cover last season, Jackson was not happy with his 94 overall rating.
"“A 94?! I wish it was better. But, hey, it’s better than it was last year. So I guess we can roll with it [until] the season starts.”"
If Jackson wasn’t happy with his rating in Madden NFL 21, he certainly won’t be happy with his rating in this year’s release.
Lamar Jackson has played with a chip on his shoulder his entire football career. Maybe this year’s rankings will light a fire under the dual-threat quarterback.