Every year we get ourselves overhyped by the release of the Madden NFL player ratings only to be disappointed with the lack of direction on the game itself. This year, Washington Football has an array of talented players featured in the game.
As we stand less than a week away from the release of the new Madden NFL game, let’s take a look and see where the Washington football alums sit among the ratings.
Safety Budda Baker leads the Washington Football Madden NFL 22 ratings
Fifth-year safety Budda Baker leads the pack with an overall rating of 93, making him the 35th overall player in the game and the second highest-rated safety. He’s had quite the career with the Arizona Cardinals since being drafted 36th overall in 2017. Through four seasons, Baker has 441 total tackles, two interceptions, five forced fumbles, 5.5 sacks, and 25 tackles for loss.
Baker is already quite decorated as an achiever as he’s been elected to the Pro Bowl three times and has been named All-Pro two times.
CB Marcus Peters – 88
Alongside Budda Baker, Marcus Peters is another highly decorated former Husky. He spent three seasons at the University of Washington before being dismissed from the team. He decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and was drafted 18th overall, the highest Husky drafted ever, by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015.
He also spent some time with the Los Angeles Rams before being traded to the Baltimore Ravens in 2019. In his NFL career, Peters has 31 interceptions for six touchdowns, 299 tackles, and nine forced fumbles.
Peters was voted as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2015 and is a two-time First-Team All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler.
DT Vita Vea – 88
Vita Vea was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2017 before declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft. He was drafted 12th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while they were still in the midst of a rebuild.
Injuries impacted his rookie season but he still managed to nab 28 tackles and three sacks. In his following two seasons, he had a combined 45 tackles, 4.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, and 15 quarterback hits.
While his numbers aren’t eye-popping, Vea has been a disruptor for the Buccaneers on defense. He played an integral part in their Super Bowl LV win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The next Washington football alums on the Madden NFL rankings board are all defensive players, which is no surprise. Washington tends to pump out insane defensive talent every year and it’s not going to stop anytime soon.
- Byron Murphy Jr. – 82
- Desmond Trufant – 79
- Danny Shelton – 78
- Shaq Thompson – 78
- Sidney Jones IV – 78
The rookie ratings for the former Huskies are:
- Levi Onwuzurike – 71
- Joe Tryon – 69
- Elijah Molden – 67
- Keith Taylor – 65