Alabama football’s biggest snubs in Madden 22 ratings

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These Alabama football players deserve more respect

There are so many ways to gauge success in football. You can look at wins, championships or stats. You can compare moments and legacies. However, one simpler way is to look at Madden ratings, and some Alabama football players deserve more respect.

Madden rates every athlete in the video game on a variety of traits. They then compile those to make an overall rating that reflects how good that player is in the video game. While it is still just a virtual experience, it is supposed to reflect how these players are in real life.

Ratings can be analyzed until the cows come home, but here are some clear snubs from this year’s edition of Madden 22.

Minkah Fitzpatrick: 89 overall

Minkah is arguably the best young safety in the NFL. He is an interception machine that can play a variety of positions in the secondary. He proved his versatility when he played for Alabama football, and he somehow got better in the NFL.

89 doesn’t sound like a terrible rating, but he’s barely in the top 10 of safeties in Madden 22. There are plenty of great safeties in the NFL, but Minkah is definitely better than some of the names above him. He deserves to be in the 90s.

Tua Tagovailoa: 73 overall

It’s fair to knock Tua on his rookie season, but he is still significantly better than many of the quarterbacks ranked above him. He’s looked elite in camp, and he should shoot up the ratings board after a few weeks of this NFL season.

Tua is currently tied as the 27th-best quarterback in the video game, but he could end the season as a top-10 talent.

Jalen Hurts: 72 strength

Strength is usually a trait saved for linemen, so I understand why Hurts isn’t rated in the 90s. Still, he is one of the strongest quarterbacks in the NFL. He crushed the weight room, and his lower-body strength set him apart during his time with Alabama football. 

He’s the 10th-strongest QB according to Madden, behind players like Carson Wentz, Jacoby Brissett and Joshua Dobbs. This is a throwaway rating, but it’s still a snub for Hurts.

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There are plenty of snubs, but the beauty of Madden is that the ratings are updated throughout the year. If these players shine in 2021-22, their ratings will improve.