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First Madden 21 Ratings Released For Local Players In NFL

Jul 14, 2020, 10:59 AM | Updated: 11:30 am
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Electronic Arts released the first Madden 21 ratings for a handful of NFL players with ties to the state of Utah.

The game developer will release the full list of player ratings at a later date but a number of locals in the league have already had their Madden 21 ratings revealed.

When rookie ratings were made public, a pair of former Utah football stars and a former Utah State standout were among the first NFL players to discover their Madden 21 ratings.

Former Utah Utes

Tyler Huntley – Quarterback – Baltimore Ravens

Overall – 58

Speed – 86

Acceleration – 89

Strength – 53

Agility – 86

Awareness – 54

Catching – 46

Carrying – 60

Throw Power – 86

Following the 2020 NFL Draft, the former Utah quarterback signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

Huntley is expected to battle for a backup QB spot with the Ravens behind starter and NFL MVP Lamar Jackson.

Zack Moss – Running Back – Buffalo Bills

Overall – 70

Speed – 86

Acceleration – 88

Strength – 77

Agility – 84

Awareness – 72

Catching – 66

Carrying – 90

Throw Power – 33

The Buffalo Bills selected the former Utes running back with the 86th overall pick during the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

During his time at Utah, Moss broke multiple school records including career rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and carries.

Former BYU Cougars

Taysom Hill – Quarterback – New Orleans Saints

Overall – TBA

Speed – 90

Hill joined the New Orleans Saints in 2017 after the Green Bay Packers waived him prior to the start of the regular season. Since then, the former BYU QB has served as a backup and multiple position player for the Saints.ย For the first time in his NFL career, Hill will enter the season as Drew Brees’ primary backup.

Although his full rating has yet to be announced, Hill’s speed is the third-fastest among QBs in Madden 21.

Former Utah State Aggies

Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers

Overall – 71

Speed – 81

Acceleration – 86

Strength – 62

Agility – 77

Awareness – 65

Catching – 21

Carrying – 67

Throw Power – 90

The Green Bay Packers selected the former Utah State quarterback with the 26th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Love is projected to backup future hall of fame QB and Packers legend Aaron Rodgers.

He ended his Aggie career with school records of 9,003 yards of total offense and 12 career 300-yard passing games.

Madden NFL 21

Additional Madden 21 player ratings will be announced on Friday, July 17 at 5 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN.

Madden 21 is currently available for pre-order on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Steam. The game comes in three different versions:

  • Madden NFL 21 ($59.99)
  • Madden NFL 21 Deluxe Edition ($79.99)
  • Madden NFL 21 MVP Edition ($99.99)

The game is scheduled to be officially released on August 28.

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