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New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson’s “Madden NFL 22” rating has been revealed after EA Sports kickstarted ratings week.

Robby Sabo

Well, Zach Wilson isn’t exactly Nostradamus after all. The New York Jets rookie quarterback’s bold Madden NFL 22 ratings prediction over two months ago has crashed.

In mid-May, Wilson confidently predicted a 90 overall rating only to find out that his virtual counterpart will carry an extremely predictable 75 overall rating into this year’s version of the game.

Just a day prior to the official commencement of Madden’s “ratings week,” EA Sports trickled out some of the top rookies ratings, Wilson included, of course.

It did so as part of a televised special aired on ESPN. Along with Wilson, other notable ratings dropped.

EA Sports and ESPN reveal ratings for the first batch of rookies

Kyle Pitts’s name is among the crowd, as his 81 overall rating tops the incoming rookie class. Trevor Lawrence’s 78 rating is three points clear of Wilson, while both Justin Fields and Trey Lance were given a 74 overall—one point lower than Wilson’s 75.

  • Kyle Pitts – 81
  • Trevor Lawrence – 78
  • Jaylen Waddle – 76
  • Pat Surtain II – 76
  • Zach Wilson – 75
  • Ja’Marr Chase – 75
  • DeVonta Smith – 75
  • Penei Sewell – 75
  • Trey Lance – 74
  • Justin Fields – 74

The highest wide receiver of the bunch is Miami Dolphins’ Jaylen Waddle, with a 76. Cincinnati Bengals wideout Ja’Marr Chase and Philadelphia Eagles weapon DeVonta Smith will also start the game as a 75.

Perhaps the offseason activity that receives the most love these days is the “guess your Madden rating” game. From companies to each NFL organization, videos are produced specifically to showcase players’ personalities.

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Elijah Moore plays the ‘guess my Madden rating’ game

As previously mentioned, Wilson went with the 90 overall rating in mid-May, but another Jet rookie has joined him.

Fellow rookie Elijah Moore was called upon to guess his change of direction rating. In keeping with the confidence portrayed by much of Joe Douglas‘ 2021 rookie class, Moore decided to decide on the max.

“You might as well just put me at 100,” Moore told the cameras when asked to guess his change of direction rating.

The Ole’ Miss product was dumbfounded once he learned of his 93 rating in that specific category.

“Who’s above me?” Moore asked. “Because 93 is kind of low … like I don’t really know nothing I can’t do.”

Other notable revelations include Asante Samuel Jr.’s 92 speed rating, for which he was ecstatic, and Mac Jones’s 71 overall mark. While Jones was cool with the overall mark, he felt his break tackle rating fell into the “troll” category.

H/T Twitter: @NYTakeFlight

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder/Consultant: Elite Sports NY - ESNY. Email: robby.sabo@jetsxfactor.com

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