Each year, football fans anxiously await the new Madden NFL game to hit the shelves. But their player ratings generate even more buzz.
Well, EA Sports has released their initial rankings for each team, and Jets fans may not like where their team has ended up.
At the moment, the Jets are a 78 overall with an 73 offense and 80 defense, which is good for the sixth-worst team in the game. The Dolphins, an AFC East rival, are the game's worst team at 72 overall, while the Bills are third-worst at 78 overall. The Super Bowl defending-champion Patriots are an overall 87.
As for specific player rankings, the Jets newest member to the offense in dynamic RB Le'Veon Bell is the team's highest-rated player at 92 overall. Jamal Adams is not that far behind with an overall 90 rating, as the best defensive player for the Jets. CJ Mosley, another new face on the Jets, is rated high at 87 overall.
But one disappointing rating is that of QB Sam Darnold, who falls in at 74 overall to start the season. Eli Manning, who was rated the worst starting quarterback in the game, was at 72 overall for some context.
Jets top rookie Quinnen Williams, their No. 3 overall pick, fell in at 80 overall. Another notable in Jachai Polite fell in at 72 -- the same as another outside linebacker in Brandon Copeland.
So will you be using the Jets in Madden after these rankings? They do change as games begin in September, so the Jets could prove the Madden developers wrong when the season kicks off.