16 Sep 2021 11:31 PM +00:00

Madden 22 Update: Ratings Adjustments are in after NFL Week 1

After the release of Madden 22, we had hoped we'd see some ratings get adjusted early on in the game, and then Ratings Adjustor Chad Johnson confirmed it!

Let's take a look at each player getting a boost to their Madden 22 rating.

Offensive Players


Two players on offense have received a significant boost to their Madden 22 overall rating. Each of them is from the NFC and had amazing games in Week 1.

Want to see if we predicted the rating adjustments correctly? Head here to read our Madden 22 rating adjustment predictions!

Let's dive in to the changes revealed so far.

Jalen Hurts - QB - Philadelphia Eagles - 72 OVR (+1)

Jalen Hurts had an incredible first game of the NFL season with a big win over the Atlanta Falcons 32-6. He threw for 264 yards and 3 touchdowns, while only being sacked once.

Jalen Hurts and the Eagles in Madden 22
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RATINGS BOOST: Jalen Hurts saw a boost to his rating after a great performance

Hurts saw a +1 come to his overall rating along with a +1 to Throw On The Run and a +1 to Throw Under Pressure.


Tyler Lockett - WR - Seattle Seahawks - 88 OVR (+0)

Tyler Lockett was the other offensive player that seen a rating boost, however, he didn't receive an overall rating boost. Instead, he received a boost to more specific ratings.

Lockett received a +1 boost to his Spectacular Catch Rating.

Defensive Players

Three players got to see a boost to their Madden 22 rating this week. They were menacing on defense in Week 1 and will give offenses nightmares for weeks to come.

Eric Kendricks of the Minnesota Vikings in Madden 22
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HARD HITTERS: The best defensive players in Week 1 received a Madden 22 ratings boost

Let's take a look at the ratings adjustments for these defensive players.

Chandler Jones - LOLB - Arizona Cardinals - 95 OVR (+1)

Chandler Jones made the Tennessee Titans offense regret stepping on the field Sunday morning. He finished the game with 5 sacks on his own along with a strip-sack.

Chandler Jones in Madden 22
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SACK CITY: Chandler Jones saw an increase to his overall rating, bringing him to a 95 OVR

Jones saw a +1 boost from his 94 OVR rating to 95 OVR and a +2 to his Tackle Rating. He saw a +2 increase in Play Recognition.


Vita Vea - DT - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 90 OVR (+2)

Vita Vea was one of the players responsible for keeping Ezekiel Elliot to under 40 yards rushing. He prevented any movement on the frontlines and for it, saw a boost to his Madden 22 rating.

Vea even saw some time on offense as a fullback as a blocker. He received a +1 boost to his Power Move rating and his Play Recognition received a +2 boost from 89 to 91.

Shaq Thompson - ROLB - Carolina Panthers - 80 OVR (+2)

Shaq Thompson's hard work in Week 1 found himself a big boost to his Madden 22 rating. From a 78 to an 80 OVR is a big jump, but he definitely deserves it.

10 tackles, an interception, and 3 pass deflections led to his +2 overall boost. Along with that, he received a +1 boost to his Tackle rating, and a +2 bonus to Play Recognition.