Trevor Lawrence earns higher Madden 23 rating than several veteran QBs
The EA Sports programming team has spent the whole week dropping Madden 23 for every position group and they revealed the ones for teams and quarterbacks Friday. The Jacksonville Jaguars got a 77 overall, tied for the fourth-lowest while sophomore Trevor Lawrence earned a 76, which is two points lower than last year but still a better mark than the one several veterans were given.
The highest-rated quarterback was Tom Brady at 97 while Matthew Stafford, who helped the Los Angeles Rams win Super Bowl 56, was slapped with an 85 overall. The AFC South quarterback with the highest rating was Ryan Tannehill, who earned an 83 overall rating. Matt Ryan was second at 81 and Lawrence was third. Davis Mills was last at 71.
It’s important to note that Lawrence’s rating in this year’s edition of Madden isn’t particularly high but it’s fair when you take into account that even though he showed flashes as a rookie, he still finished the year with a 12-17 touchdown-to-interception ratio. The former Clemson Tiger earned a higher mark than veterans Jared Goff (Detroit Lions), Teddy Bridgewater (Miami Dolphins), Marcus Mariota (Atlanta Falcons), Mitch Trubisky (Pittsburgh Steelers), and Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles). Moreover, Lawrence was the highest-rated sophomore quarterback for the second consecutive team, beating Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Tray Lance, and Davis Mills.
There’s nowhere to go but up for Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars
Coming off a 3-14 season, it’s not particularly surprising to see the Jaguars get a 77 rating. In fact, it’s telling that they finished above the New York Giants and the Seattle Seahawks while the Houston Texans got the lowest-rated team in the whole league at 74.
EA Tiburon has gotten many ratings wrong over the years but they were fair to the Jaguars in 2022. The only player that was underrated was Tyson Campbell, who struggled early in his rookie campaign but was an important cog in Jacksonville’s secondary by the end of the 2021 season.
Now that Madden 23 ratings are out, it’s time to turn the page and focus on training camp, which is three days away if you’re reading this on Friday. Jaguars are set to report on July 24th. And one of the biggest storylines to watch in the upcoming weeks will be the leap Trevor Lawrence will make in Year 2.