NFL: Jared Goff earns a better overall than a handful of respected veterans
When Dan Campbell became Detroit’s Head Coach, he vowed to shift the franchise’s culture. The franchises finished with a 3-13 record in 2021 and needed assistance quickly to complete a quick turnaround. Jared Goff became a player Campbell could rely on the gridiron.
An impressive campaign helped the former first-rounder make up lost ground in the Madden 24 launch ratings. He finished the regular season ranked sixth in passing yards (4,438) and fifth in touchdowns (29). His 587 completions were the eighth most in the NFL. He earned a 72.4 offensive rating via Pro Football Focus and focused on raising the bar this season.
An 80 overall for a quarterback is enough to be considered a tier-3 talent in Madden 24. Goff’s short throw accuracy (97), medium throw accuracy (90) and play action (87) ratings were enough to surpass Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson in overall rankings. Analysts would receive backlash if they state Goff is a better player than Watson or Wilson. He might’ve had a better season, but his career stat sheet isn’t equivalent to either gunslinger.
Madden 24 launch ratings cause an uproar every year. They draw the attention of gamers, analysts, and players that have grown fond of EA’s most celebrated series. Engineers base launch ratings on a player’s last performance. They update overalls throughout the season so fans can experience the NFL at their fingertips.