3 Steelers ranked among top players in Madden 22 ratings

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90). Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90). Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Madden 22 released some of their first player rankings earlier this week. Here are three Steelers players that cracked the top 30 in their ratings. 

Whether you are a fan of the game or not, it seems like everybody has some level of interest in scoping out Madden ratings. Personally, this is something I have done every year since first owning a copy of the game back in 2006.

While I always take their rankings with a grain of salt, I’m interested to see how certain players and positions compared to each other in ratings. This year, the Pittsburgh Steelers had 3 players rank inside Madden’s top 30 players of the positions that have been released so far. That includes linebackers, defensive line, wide receivers, and tight ends.

More Madden 22 rankings will be released throughout the week, but here are the three Steelers who made the cut so far:

T.J. Watt

Overall rating: 94

No surprise here, as T.J. Watt is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in football. However, I would argue that this rating seems a bit low for someone of Watt’s reputation. This is the same rating he ended the 2020 season with on Madden 21, and I’m not sure why he’s not higher on this list.

Watt is a two-time Defensive Player of the Year candidate with as many First-Team All-Pro appearances over the past two seasons. Two edge defenders are ranked higher than him, as Myles Garrett somehow pulled in a 98 overall rating while Khalil Mack topped Watt with a 96 rating. Watt’s rating of a 94 overall is tied with Chandler Jones and just above Von Miller (93).

If the Steelers star defender continues where he left off, Watt could climb towards the top of the list in no time, but this seems like a conservative ranking for quite arguably a top-3 defensive player in the NFL.