Packers: 3 laughable player ratings in ‘Madden NFL 22’

Green Bay Packers, Billy Turner - Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Billy Turner - Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

The player ratings for the “Madden NFL 22” video game have now been released in full, and as ever, it leads to a lot of debate among fans. For the most part, it’s hard to argue with the ratings given to Green Bay Packers players.

However, “Madden” is never perfect. After all, it’s not easy to give a fair rating to the many hundreds of players who make the game.

Now that we know the Packers’ player ratings in full, here are three that “Madden” got horribly wrong.

Darnell Savage (80 overall)

There aren’t 28 safeties in the NFL better than Darnell Savage. In “Madden 22”, there are. Savage was phenomenal in the second half of 2020 and played at a Pro Bowl level, making four interceptions and 10 pass defenses after Week 10 in the regular season.

Savage is particularly strong in pass defense. According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed a passer rating of just 58.0 in slot coverage last season, third lowest in the NFL.

Savage still has work to do to reach the top tier of safeties in the NFL, but he’s one of the fastest rising stars and should have a higher “Madden” rating to begin the 2021 season.

Lucas Patrick (68 overall)

The disrespect given to Lucas Patrick is quite unbelievable.

Patrick started 15 games for the Packers last season and was excellent, playing a vital role in the league’s best offensive line. According to ESPN, Patrick had a pass block win rate of 94 percent, good for sixth best among guards.

Patrick was asked to step up as a starter at guard last season and he delivered in a big way. He was one of the most consistent guards in all of football in 2020, but “Madden 22” has him ranked 68th at his position.

Billy Turner (70 overall)

It’s a similar story for Billy Turner, who started 14 games for the Packers, spending most of his time at right tackle.

According to Pro Football Focus, in the final eight weeks of the regular season, Turner played 286 pass blocking snaps but didn’t allow a sack. According to ESPN, his pass block win rate of 94 percent tied for first among tackles in the league, and it was one percent higher than All-Pro teammate David Bakhtiari.

Simply put, Turner took a huge step up from his first season in Green Bay and was outstanding on the right side of the offensive line. You wouldn’t have guessed it when playing “Madden 22”, though, as Turner is the 57th-ranked tackle in the game.