The EA Madden 22 video game will be released on August 17. With that, every player in the game gets their own ratings. The Denver Broncos have some star players and surely there will be some that are among the highest-rated players.
In fact, that’s exactly what we’re tackling here today.
Despite winning less than fifty percent of their games each of the last four seasons, this team does have a lot of talent. It just has not translated completely onto the field, for multiple reasons. There is a lot of hope that this team shows tremendous improvement in 2021 and for years to come.
It is important to also note that Madden allows for player progression, so a player’s initial overall rating won’t be the same by the end of the season, as there are weekly updates. If a player has a great week, it is likely that the Madden ratings people will give him an upgrade.
We start out with one of the true leaders of the entire team:
Von Miller, outside linebacker
The people at Madden have given Denver Broncos all-time sack leader and future Hall of Fame outside linebacker Von Miller an overall rating of 93. First, let’s talk about his speed.
You’ve seen Miller’s jump upon the opposing offenses’ snap. It is unlike any other. It’s like he doesn’t just predict the future—he knows the future. He’s been around the game for so long that nothing appears to surprise him.
Even at 31-years old, he’s still feeling young. Despite his lost 2020 season, Madden 22 predicts Miller to come off the line of scrimmage strong and fast. They have given him a speed rating of 86.
You may be thinking that isn’t very high, considering all of the other players who are guaranteed to be faster than him. Well, those players are going to be wide receivers, running backs, and defensive backs.
Some of the other higher ratings Madden has given Miller include:
- Strength: 84
- Acceleration: 88
- Agility: 88
- Awareness: 93
- Tackling: 92
- Injury: 94
- Stamina: 90
- Toughness: 88
- Impact Blocking: 89
- Power Moves: 91
- Finesse Moves: 88
- Block Shedding: 92
- Pursuit: 95
- Play Recognition: 93
- Hit Power: 89
Overall, these ratings are pretty phenomenal and they make sense. Despite his Madden ability to bull-rush offensive linemen, Miller seems more like a guy that uses his different pass rush moves to get past offensive linemen. His pass rush moves also have a lot to do with his block shedding, which is significantly high in this game.
In his career, Miller has 216 quarterback hits, 490 tackles (including 380 solo), and 135 tackles for loss to go with his 106 career sacks.