Quinnen Williams, NY Jets
Quinnen Williams, New York Jets, Getty Images

The Jets players largely feel undervalued in the popular game from EA Sports

New York Jets fans aren’t the only ones who believe that their players were disrespected by Madden NFL 2023.

The team’s players do, too.

The Jets Twitter account posted a video of defensive tackle Quinnen Williams hosting as the players air their grievances.

Williams first spoke to Jermaine Johnson, who said that he doesn’t agree but has all year to change that. He returned later to add that his 85 speed rating should be 95, which may be somewhat of an exaggeration for a guy who is 260 pounds.

John Franklin-Myers feels that his 81 rating short-changed him a bit. He said that 84 or 85 would have been his choice.

Sauce Gardner reacted to his 78 rating by saying, “They just didn’t want to see me be great.” Considering Sauce’s high-end talent, the 78 rating was met with outrage from some fans.

Jeff Smith’s 93 speed was considered too low. Quinnen commented, “23 miles per hour and you guys got him at 93?!”

Elijah Moore’s 92 speed met with similar disbelief: “What do you run, a 4.3, 4.2 [40-yard dash]?” Williams said after Moore claimed his speed should be 121.

The only Jets player who seemed to basically agree with his rating was Williams himself. He said that he should be around an 87, but his actual 86 rating will make him earn it.

Madden definitely seems to underrate the 2022 Jets. The Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars both have better overall roster ratings. Pro Bowl guard Laken Tomlinson’s 81 rating is particularly head-scratching.

The Jets have yet another motivation to prove the doubters wrong. Now they need to go out in training camp and walk the walk.

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Rivka Boord has followed the Jets since the age of five. She is known locally for her in-depth knowledge of football. She hopes to empower young women to follow their dreams and join the sports conversation. Boord's background in analytics infuses her articles with unique insights into the state of the Jets' franchise and the NFL as a whole.
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