Justin Jefferson isn’t happy with his Madden 22 rating

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We’ve been sharing plenty of the initial Madden 22 ratings because history tells us that players who don’t like their numbers may find motivation in that perceived (or actual) diss.

Count Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson among the freshly dissed.

Jefferson, one of the best receivers in the NFL last year, didn’t land in the top 10. And he doesn’t like it.

I don’t even want to talk about that,” Jefferson initially said in a video with Gabe Henderson of Vikings.com. Then Jefferson did talk about it.

“I play Madden,” Jefferson said. “I’m a big gamer. So I’m all into that. And after I seen the ratings and me not being in the top 10 in any of the ratings, that’s just crazy to me. But that’s just motivation.”

Jefferson was scary last year without extra motivation. This year, it’ll be fun to see what he does while mindful of the fact that he apparently needs to do something more to get the attention of the folks at EA.

21 responses to “Justin Jefferson isn’t happy with his Madden 22 rating

  1. This guy is smelling himself a bit too much. Watch as he falls back to earth this year.
    That is all

  2. Madden ratings are always biased and not stat based. A rookie WR yet he was 4th in yards, #1 in avg for anyone in the top 10 for Rec Yards, Had the last among of targets for any player in the top 10 for rec yards, Was top 15 in YAC, top 10 in first downs, top 15 in catches. Can anyone say with a straight face this man aint a top 10 WR in the NFL ? They hate on the vikings though Hunter has the most sacks ever for anyone by the age of 25 and hes not a top 10 edge ?

  3. if you need this to motivate you then you arent ever going to be a top 10 anything.

  4. I love when players try to manufacture motivation. Is it necessary? They’re pro athletes and best of the best; I doubt a number in a retread of a video game is going to make a difference. But it’s fun to watch sometimes.


  5. MNGoon says:
    July 30, 2021 at 10:32 am

    He’s no Stephon Diggs.”

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    No, he’s better than Diggs.

  6. What was Jalen Reagor’s rating in Madden? Asking for Eagles fans everywhere.

  7. It’s borderline inexcusable to not have Jefferson ranked between 8th-10th overall his rookie year. Looking at it from the Madden franchises perspective playing devils advocate here the only two reasons I can see for him not making the top 10 list is because #1) The competition is very stiff as the league is LOADED with top 10 caliber guys at receiver and #2) Is that it was just one season & they want to see more outta him in 2021? That’s the only reason I can think of not to rank him top 10.

  8. When I saw the headline I thought he had gotten a 22 in Madden. I would take issue with that rating too.

  9. Who cares? Madden has been a 3rd rate game for the last 15 years.

    You’d think these millionaire athletes would be concerned about less trivial things.

  10. Madden ratings (rightfully) do not have anything to do with statistics. They’re about attributes, and that’s it. Do you run the 40 in 4.25? Then you get a 99 for speed. Are you among the strongest players in the NFL? Then you’re probably going to get a 99 for strength.

    It is possible for players with non-elite attributes to have elite statistics in the right system and situation.

  11. This guy obviously hasn’t learned yet to just shut his mouth and play. His agent should have a chat with him as he’s quickly becoming one of the more annoying and unlikeable players in the nfl. Next thing you know he will be whining about his contract

  12. Youngest siblings of professional athletics family usually do pretty well after playing against their older brothers
    So I think he is just getting started already won national championship in college
    GO J JETT

  13. mjimmym says:
    July 30, 2021 at 12:51 pm
    This guy obviously hasn’t learned yet to just shut his mouth and play. His agent should have a chat with him as he’s quickly becoming one of the more annoying and unlikeable players in the nfl. Next thing you know he will be whining about his contract
    /////////////////
    No, he actually is quite likable, and unlike many other young WR’s, he is fully committed to continuing to get better. Not saying he will be HOF, but I like his attitude.

  14. Anyone spewing garbage about Jefferson being anything other than model citizen and professional is just ignorant. This kid is unbelievable talent and an even better person.

  15. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    July 30, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Anyone spewing garbage about Jefferson being anything other than model citizen and professional is just ignorant. This kid is unbelievable talent and an even better person.
    ********
    That’s not what Kirk Cousins says. 🤣

  16. all this dude does is talk about motivation. 5th receiver drafted? motivation. Doesnt get AP rookie of the year? motivation. madden ranking? motivation. The dude is a walking T.I. song.

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