The countdown to Madden-oliday is formally on.
With the 2021 NFL Draft within the rear-view mirror and rookie mini-camp camp underway or completed for all 32 groups, voluntary exercises are the following mile marker within the 2021 offseason.
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However nestled comfortably within the NFL offseason is the discharge of “Madden” and the scores that precede it. Of this 12 months’s first-round rookie QBs — Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Justin Fields — 4 of them not too long ago took to the digicam to foretell what their “Madden” scores may be for the 2021 version of the sport.
Mac Jones, Patriots: “I feel my ‘Madden’ ranking will likely be in all probability just a little decrease than individuals will give me credit score for. I do not like, possibly like, 85? However I do know they’re gonna lowball me.”
Justin Fields, Bears: “To be sincere, I feel my ‘Madden’ ranking’s gonna be like a 78 by way of an 81. After all, it is simply because, rookies.”
Trey Lance, 49ers: “I feel my rookie ‘Madden’ ranking will likely be 88, as a result of I can do a whole lot of issues, I could make performs.”
Zach Wilson, Jets: “My ‘Madden’ ranking must be a 90, as a result of it is like, OK however it’s not nice, as a result of I have never performed something but.”
(We’re not too positive Wilson has performed “Madden” earlier than.)
The one quarterback absent from the video was Jags passer and No. 1 total choose Trevor Lawrence. It is protected to guess that he’ll in all probability grade out within the low ’80s, as is the customized for many rookie gamers, no matter hype or draft place popping out of faculty.
Fields, identified for his accuracy on the sector, is equally as correct off it, together with his 78-to-81 vary in all probability spot on for him. On the excessive finish, all three of Wilson (90 total), Lance (88 total) and Jones (85 total) are in all probability a bit on the market, however hey, cannot harm
In all, although, nothing to get labored up over: “Madden” scores change all year long with updates and changes, so these passers will seemingly finish the 12 months with larger scores than once they began.
Possibly Wilson can choose up a PS5 and “Madden 21” within the meantime.