TJ Watt Madden Rating: Social media weighs in on questionable rating for star pass rusher
TJ Watt’s Madden rating was revealed Tuesday along with the rest of the Edge class for the 2023 edition of the popular NFL video game. Considering Watt is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, the ratings were surprising.
Only one Edge player received a 99 Madden rating, and that went to Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett. Watt was second on the list with a 96 overall rating.
Both Watt and Garrett were All-Pro selections in 2021, but Watt outpaced Cleveland’s big man in every key category. Watt led the way with 22.5 sacks, 21 TFL and 39 QB hits. He also had more deflected passes, forced fumbles and fumble recoveries than Garrett.
After seeing the ratings, a number of fans weighed in on the questionable nature of the new numbers from Madden:
— SteelYinzer (@YinzerofSteel07) July 19, 2022
I know Madden is just a game, but how is Myles Garrett not only higher but 3 pts higher than TJ Watt????
— A Grumpy Charizard (@GrumpyCharizrd) July 19, 2022
— Mr. Steelers (@SimFBallCritic) July 19, 2022
So TJ Watt wins DPOTY last year and only goes up two overall from last year’s madden but Myles Garrett who’s never won DPOTY is a 99 overall? Make it make sense https://t.co/Wx4UnjvdLx
— Sean Salmon (@TheRealSean31) July 19, 2022
TJ Watt a 96 in Madden? OTs around the league just groaned
— Ahmad (@bigarashad) July 19, 2022
Reading through @_TJWatt’s ratings on Madden, I literally laughed out loud at a strength rating of 83.
My 3-year-old daughter hears me laughing and says, “That’s a joke.”
Yes it is, baby girl. Yes it is. pic.twitter.com/TtMSJhrWIf
— Chris Halicke (@ChrisHalicke) July 19, 2022
Me looking at TJ Watt’s madden rating pic.twitter.com/gvCSzeEir4
— VON (@RosefrmStOlaf) July 19, 2022
I know it’s just Madden but this is horrendous. On what planet does Myles Garrett deserve a higher rating than TJ Watt? https://t.co/AyjEq2Kfev
— Hunter (@HunterHodies) July 19, 2022
The Browns can have their 99 Madden Rated Myles Garrett. We’ll keep our reigning DPOY, 5 year sack leader TJ Watt instead.
— Kevin Adams (@KevinAdams26) July 19, 2022