RB James Robinson second-highest rated Jaguars player in Madden 23

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports /

Running back James Robinson is coming off a torn Achilles but that didn’t stop the EA Tiburon team from making him the second-highest rated Jacksonville Jaguars player in Madden 23.

The EA Tiburon has been releasing ratings for each position group every day this week and Wednesday was the running backs’ turn. Surprisingly, Derrick Henry (Tennesee Titans) got the highest mark, a 97 overall, and not the NFL’s rushing leader, Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis Colts), who finished fourth with a 95 overall. Christian McCaffrey and Nick Chubb both earned a 96 rating.

Robinson earned the third-highest rating among running backs in the AFC South, an 84 overall. He was also the second-highest Jaguars player, one point behind outside linebacker Josh Allen, who has an 85. Nyheim Harris (Indianapolis Colts) finished fourth in the division with a 78 overall rating, filled by Travis Etienne, who got a 77. The Houston Texans running back with the highest rating was veteran Marlon Mack, who was slapped with a 75.

Back in 2020, Robinson totaled 1,414 yards from scrimmage, the highest ever by an undrafted rookie. Although the former Illinois State Redbird was underused and dealt with injuries last year, he still managed to amass 767 yards and eight touchdowns on 164 carries.

Madden 23 also released the ratings for wide receivers and tight ends Monday. Here’s how the Jaguars fared:

  • Marvin Jones Jr., WR (82)
  • Christian Kirk, WR (81)
  • Evan Engram, TE (80)
  • Laviska Shenault Jr., WR (77)
  • Zay Jones, WR (75)
  • Jamal Agnew, WR (74)
  • Dan Arnold, TE (71)

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne will have to earn a higher Madden 23 rating

Etienne’s 77 Madden 23 rating isn’t particularly surprising and seems fair when you take into account that he hasn’t played a down in an NFL game. He did log a few snaps in last year’s first preseason game before suffering a season-ending Lisfranc injury but that kind of contest doesn’t count in the standings.

The former Clemson Tiger is now fully healthy and will have the chance to become the player the Jaguars expected when they drafted him 25th overall. He showed promise in training camp last season and recently a posted a video of him working out with other running backs. If he manages to stay healthy and displays the same burst he had in college, Jacksonville’s offense will get a boost in 2022.

The Madden crew will continue to unveil positions throughout the rest of the week. Cornerbacks and defensive linemen are due Thursday while ratings for quarterback, all 32 NFL teams and the 99 club will be revealed Friday.

Trending. Jaguars can win 8 or 9 games in 2022 and other AFC South talking points. light