Madden 21: Kareem Jackson earns solid overall rating in video game
Madden 21 has given Denver Broncos strong safety Kareem Jackson a nice rating.
When the Broncos signed Kareem Jackson last offseason, many knew that he would be a solid addition. Madden 21 has rewarded Jackson for his play.
At 87 overall, Jackson has been rated as the fifth-highest strong safety in the league.
He demonstrated very solid ball skills and hit power last season, his first year with the Denver Broncos.
Take the game against his former Texans team for example. Jackson laid a huuuuge hit on then-Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Madden, though figures that his power rating is just 83, which ranks 39th among strong safeties.
Where Jackson really ranks well is in the coverage department. Jackson allowed 27 of 44 passes (61.4 percent) to be completed in 2019, compared to 57 of 87 (65.5 percent) with the Texans in 2018. That ultimately earned him a zone rating of 90 (3rd) and a man coverage rating of 83 (4th).
Jackson did miss some tackles in his first year with the Broncos, which may be reason for his tackling rating of 73, the same rating as eight other strong safeties. The range of rating higher than 73 goes from 82-72 for strong safeties.
Jackson was definitely noticed by the Madden team. The Broncos have probably the best safety tandem in the entire league, with Justin Simmons being rated 90 overall.
It is up to Jackson to decide whether or not he deserves this rating. I personally think that he does, but can see people making an argument that he should be rated higher. But to be rated as the fifth-best strong safety in the entire league, that is something to be proud of, even if it’s just for a video game.
The Broncos have been counted against and doubted for a long time. Jackson has proven that the $33 million contract he signed last offseason was worth it so far and was rewarded with a solid Madden 21 rating.