New York Jets top draft pick Quinnen Williams is the top-rated rookie in this year’s “Madden NFL” video game from EA Sports.
From the center stage of e-sports to fraternity house basements, EA Sports’ “Madden NFL” is consistently played and taken way too seriously. Don’t lie, Jets fans. We know you do it, too.
The series recently released their top 5 rookies for Madden 20’S upcoming release on August 2nd. In the new edition, the Jets first-round draft pick, Quinnen Williams was ranked at the top with an 80 overall.
It’s no secret that Williams is a game-changing talent, and arguably the most talented player in the draft. The team over at Madden recognized this and ranked Williams above Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, T.J. Hockenson, Nick Bosa, Ed Oliver and Josh Allen.
Some argue that on field performance is what matters, but for Jets fans, this is much bigger. Does the on field play of Williams actually effect fans? Kinda. Does having a stud on your Madden team directly effect Jets fans? Absolutely.
If I may refresh your memory, last season Madden had Josh McCown as the default quarterback, and a slew of other terrible players on the video games roster. As a result, every Jets fan either had to be an unbelievable Xbox talent, or was embarrassed to pick up the sticks. It looks like those days are over, Jets fans. With Quinnen Williams ranked 80, he adds the ever present urge to blitz every single play on defense.
The excuse from all Jets fans playing Madden used to be, “this team has no talent, it’s not fair.” Well it looks like there are no more of those excuses to be made. The Jets Madden roster is soon to include an improved Sam Darnold, Pro Bowl Jamal Adams, and Le’Veon Bell out of the backfield. While the Jets roster won’t be the first choice of Madden fans, at least we have something to work with now.
I, personally am really bad at video games. Hand up. When I saw that Williams was ranked at the top of the NFL’s rookies, I did give a quick fist pump. I asked questions like, will I run Sam Blitz every play as Quinnen Williams and risk giving up a bombs over the top of Jamal Adams? To which I answered, absolutely.
Will Quinnen Williams be the best player in Madden history? Probably not. But at least he’s the best among this year’s stacked rookie class.