Patrick Surtain II ranked top Denver Broncos cornerback on Madden 23

Denver Broncos, Pat Surtain II - Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos, Pat Surtain II - Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

After proving to be worth the hype, Patrick Surtain receives his flowers with a high Madden rating at the cornerback position.

Just one year removed from hearing his name called to be the newest Denver Bronco with the 9th overall pick, Pat Surtain II has become the team’s top cornerback in Madden 23 ratings.

Surtain comes in with an 83 overall, five more than the next closest Bronco’s cornerback Ronald Darby (78).

Surtain’s highest attributes, outside of his 94 stamina, are the 93 speed with a 92 acceleration.

The only player in the Broncos secondary with a higher rating than Surtain is free safety Justin Simmons with a 91 overall.

Carolina Panthers cornerback Jaycee Horn, who was picked one place before Surtain in the draft, earned a 75 overall rating for the new Madden 23, echoing the fact that Denver ended up with the best corner in the draft.

As it stands, Surtain is ranked as the second-best defensive back in the AFC West, right behind Chargers cornerback back JC Jackson’s 90 overall rating.

As a rookie in last year’s Madden, Surtain debuted at a 76 overall as the highest ranked defensive rookie and 4th highest overall rated rookie. As the season gets underway, it will be interesting to see how high or low Surtain’s Madden overall ratings will go.

Last season Surtain started 15 of 16 games and finished with four interceptions, 58 tackles, 14 pass deflections, and a pick-six.

His best game of the season came in the 28-13 victory over the Chargers, where the 22-year-old finished with two interceptions, including a 70-yard pick-six, and five tackles.

Surtain showcased his ball-hawking ability throughout, becoming one of the more consistent players on the Denver Broncos roster.

It was a perfect start to a hopefully long Denver Broncos career, as fans hope Surtain can fill the cleats Champ Bailey left behind.

Fans are expecting a huge leap for year two, and with the Denver Broncos under a new direction, this could be a breakout season for the Florida native. Now, with training camp underway, fans will get an ideal look at what Surtain can do this season.

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