Chicago Bears: 4 active players poised for EA Madden 99 Club

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Chicago Bears, Roquan Smith
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Roquan Smith, MLB, Chicago Bears

Initial Madden 22 Rating: 88 OVR

While Roquan Smith finds himself needing to prove a lot of people wrong, it feels like Madden finally gave Roquan a rating that he deserves.

Last year, Roquan’s initial rating was only an 83, which seemed like a major downplay to how Smith played on the field.

To give clarity and context as to what kind of company is among the 83 Club, but in Madden 21, Alshon Jeffery had an 84 OVR: one point higher than Roquan Smith.

It seems like Roquan might be getting a cold shoulder from the Madden raters, but if anything has been made apparent, it’s that Roquan is in good company as one of the Bears’ best defensive players on the actual field.

Now, as I alluded to earlier, I was happily surprised by Roquan moving up five points from last year’s initial rating. Unfortunately for Roquan and his possible aspirations of joining the 99 Club, there aren’t really any MLBs too close to Madden’s one requirement to gain access to the said club.

As initial ratings were announced, San Fransisco’s Fred Warner was top-dog in terms of interior linebackers, as he earned himself a 94 OVR. And with Roquan trailing by nine overall points, it could be a couple of years until Roquan catches himself repping the all-gold Jordan cleats, courtesy of the EA Madden NFL Franchise.