Madden 22 ratings tracker: Updated list of top NFL players by position in 2021 release

EA Sports is slowly unveiling player ratings for “Madden NFL 22” throughout the week on various ESPN platforms.

Things began on Sunday, July 25 with a Kickoff Special at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The special revealed some of the initial rookie ratings along with the ratings of random players.

From there, individual groups of positions will be released before the full list is eventually revealed. Although if it’s anything like last year, the player ratings will essentially be the same as what the ratings were at the end of Madden 21. 

EA Sports releases an initial ratings launch, but then updates ratings throughout the year. The final ratings update happens after the Super Bowl. While the ratings change somewhat from the end of the season to the start of the new one, they’re usually not dramatic. 

The full ratings release schedule is as follows:

  • Monday (July 26): Wide receivers
  • Tuesday (July 27): Defensive linemen, edge rushers
  • Wednesday (July 28): Running backs
  • Thursday (July 29): Safeties
  • Friday (July 30): Quarterbacks 

The ratings will finish on Friday during a special edition of SportsCenter at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. There, all of final ratings will be revealed. In the past couple of years, EA Sports has released an online database of player ratings to make it easier to see everything.

Below, we’ll update the player ratings as they’re announced.


Madden 22 ratings

ESPN and EA Sports will be slowly releasing the player ratings for Madden 22 throughout the week. We’ll know the full list of player ratings during a special edition of SportsCenter on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

99 overall players

  • Davante Adams
  • Aaron Donald
  • Travis Kelce
  • Jalen Ramsey

EA Sports’ announcement of the player ratings said a member of the 99 Club will be released each day. Following that lead, we’re projecting there will be five players (one for each day of the week) ranked 99 overall. At the end of Madden 21 there were six players in the 99 Club (99 is the highest overall rating Madden). Those players were Patrick Mahomes, Stephon Gilmore, Aaron Donald, Davante Adams, Travis Kelce and DeAndre Hopkins. 

Four players finished at 98 overall and those players include Tyreek Hill, Christian McCaffrey, Myles Garrett and Zack Martin. We’d imagine some mix of those players will be involved in the Madden 22 version of the 99 Club. It’ll be interesting to see if Mahomes, Kelce and Hill can become a 99 Club trio on the same team. 

UPDATE: Packers WR Davante Adams was the first 99 Club player announced on Monday. No other wide receivers received a 99 overall rating, so DeAndre Hopkins has left the 99 Club.

Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was announced as the next 99 Club member on Tuesday.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was announced as the third member of the 99 Club on Wednesday.

Top 10 overall players in Madden 22

Full player ratings won’t be released until Friday, but we just listed the top 10 players from the end of Madden 21. While there might be a few changes, we’d expect the bulk of those names to be included in the Top 10 for Madden 22.

Madden 22 QB ratings

Quarterback rankings will be released Friday.

Madden 22 RB ratings

  1. Christian McCaffrey: 97
  2. Derrick Henry: 96
  3. Nick Chubb: 96
  4. Dalvin Cook: 95
  5. Alvin Kamara: 94
  6. Aaron Jones: 91
  7. Saquon Barkley: 90
  8. Josh Jacobs: 89
  9. Ezekiel Elliott: 88
  10. Joe Mixon: 88

Madden 22 WR ratings

  1. Davante Adams: 99
  2. DeAndre Hopkins: 98
  3. Tyreek Hill: 98
  4. Stefon Diggs: 97
  5. Julio Jones: 95
  6. Michael Thomas: 94
  7. Keenan Allen: 93
  8. Amari Cooper: 92
  9. Mike Evans: 91
  10. Allen Robinson: 90

Madden 22 TE ratings

  1. Travis Kelce: 99
  2. George Kittle: 96
  3. Darren Waller: 93
  4. Mark Andrews: 88
  5. Hunter Henry: 87
  6. Austin Hooper: 86
  7. Rob Gronkowski: 86
  8. Mike Gesicki: 85
  9. T.J. Hockenson: 85
  10. Dallas Goedert: 84

Madden 22 DL ratings

  1. Aaron Donald: 99
  2. Fletcher Cox: 94
  3. Chris Jones: 92
  4. DeForest Buckner: 92
  5. Cameron Hayward: 92
  6. Michael Pierce: 91
  7. Calais Campbell: 90
  8. Kenny Clark: 89
  9. Stephon Tuitt: 89
  10. Vita Vea:88

Madden 22 EDGE rusher ratings

  1. Myles Garrett: 98
  2. Khalil Mack: 96
  3. T.J. Watt: 94
  4. Chandler Jones: 94
  5. J.J. Watt: 94
  6. Cameron Jordan: 93
  7. Von Miller: 93
  8. Joey Bosa: 92
  9. Nick Bosa: 90
  10. Za’Darius Smith: 89

Madden 22 MLB ratings

MLB rankings will be released Friday.

Madden 22 CB ratings

CB rankings will be released Friday.

Madden 22 safety ratings

  1. Tyrann Mathieu: 95
  2. Budda Baker: 93
  3. Devin McCourty: 92
  4. Jessie Bates: 91
  5. Justin Simmons: 91
  6. Harrison Smith: 90
  7. Jamal Adams: 90
  8. Adrian Amos: 89
  9. Eddie Jackson: 89
  10. Minkah Fitzpatrick: 89

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