Knee-jerk reactions to Saints’ Madden 23 ratings: Offense edition

Kristen Wong
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Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints
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Saints’ Jameis Winston, 76 OVR: We’ll take it

Some on Twitter believe Winston is ranked too low, but a 76 overall Madden 23 rating really isn’t that bad for Mr. 30-30.

Winston’s 2021 campaign got cut short by injury yet he still threw 14 touchdowns against 11 interceptions for 1,170 passing yards, winning five of seven total games.

He certainly has the arm to be a franchise starter but his accuracy and pocket presence admittedly needs work. Winston’s 76 rating ties him with wonderkid Trevor Lawrence and ranks him below Baker Mayfield and Kirk Cousins, which I believe is more than fair.

Winston can complain about his Madden score all he wants, but at least he’s not Ian Book…

The hope is Winston picks up where he left off and strings together dominant wins for NOLA in 2022, as Winston should greatly benefit from an improved wide receiver corps and more stable offensive line.

He has earned the title of the second-best QB in the NFC South as he arguably can outplay Falcons’ Marcus Mariota/ Desmond Ridder and Steelers’ Mitch Trubisky/ Kenny Pickett.

Once he proves he can serve as a consistent and productive starter at the position, we can talk about raising his Madden rating.

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For now, though, my fingers are crossed and I’m hoping, like many others, that Winston can lead this NOLA squad into a victorious new era in 2022.

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