Packers: Jordan Love third-highest rated rookie QB on ‘Madden 21’

Jordan Love (Photo by: Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
Jordan Love (Photo by: Sam Wasson/Getty Images) /

Packers first-round pick Jordan Love is one of the highest-rated rookies in ‘Madden 21’.

The new “Madden NFL 21” video game will be released later this summer, but we now know some of the player ratings for the upcoming season. One of those players is the Green Bay Packers‘ first-round pick Jordan Love.

Many of the rookie ratings have been released for this year’s game. Love is 11th for overall rating among the rookie ratings released so far, and third among quarterbacks.

Interestingly, he has a higher overall rating than Justin Herbert, who was selected sixth overall and 20 spots higher than Love in this year’s draft. Herbert could start for the Los Angeles Chargers right away.

Love given solid ‘Madden’ rating for this year’s game

Rookie ratings are often relatively low in the “Madden” video game series, but the Packers’ first-round pick shouldn’t be too disappointed with his rating in this year’s game.

His overall rating is 71, which compares to 76 for first overall pick Joe Burrow. While Love’s rating on short passes, medium passes, deep passes, as well as throwing on the run, are lower than Burrow’s, there isn’t much in it.

Where Love does have the advantage is with his throw power rating; Love has a 90 rating for THP, Burrow an 86 rating.

Barring an injury to Aaron Rodgers this season, Love won’t have too many opportunities to improve his rating, especially with a reduced preseason this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Unlike many of the other rookie quarterbacks this year, Love will begin his NFL career as a backup. It might not help his “Madden” rating for 2020 too much, but it absolutely could in future years. If Love is given time to develop, he has star potential. And learning from Rodgers in the coming seasons isn’t a bad thing.

What are your thoughts on the rookie “Madden 21” ratings?