EA Sports’ simulation style of Madden comes out yearly — and so do the Madden ratings for each player. As the game progresses throughout the year, its hands-on experience allows its creators to make weekly changes to the game.
Being a 99 overall in Madden means a lot for the player on the field — and also for the player controlling him in a game simulation. A 99 overall means you are the best in the game. Every Madden player wants to have the best players on their team to field a great squad against their friends or a random opponent.
Hill’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes even said on Twitter that Hill should be a 99 overall — just he was in Madden 21, which had only five players with 99 overall ratings. These players represent Madden’s upper echelon.
Give that man his 99 rating!!! https://t.co/tnGEGbP91B— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) July 26, 2021
Every player wants to be a 99 overall player in Madden — but since he is rated 98, Hill sees it as progression.
Hill’s most important rating is his speed rating, which is 99 overall. As the NFL’s fastest wide receiver, it is a no-brainer for him to have the game’s highest speed rating. Hill mentioned he would like to have his rating at 100 — like former Chicago Bears returner Devin Hester did in Madden 08. Hill’s speed rating hasn’t been below 99 since Madden 19. That year, his rating was 98 — which is still incredibly fast for a video game.
Sometimes Madden gets it wrong with the ratings. It can take the EA developers a few weeks to get it right, updating some players to more respectable ratings.
With Hill in the Chiefs offense, we see no reason that Hill shouldn’t be a 99 overall within the first two weeks of the regular season — although things could change if he doesn’t get the targets we hope to see. It may just depend on Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s play-calling.
If he is doing well in real life, he will definitely be good on Madden 22. Madden 22 will be released on all consoles on August 20.