The 2020 NFL Draft featured four quarterbacks being selected in the first round. On Thursday, Madden NFL 21 announced the ratings for every rookie quarterback that will be featured in the next installment popular video game franchise. The Cincinnati Bengals' No.1 overall pick leads the way with a 76 overall rating. Burrow's rating averages out across the board, but does have the highest awareness with a 77 rating in that department.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa got the second-highest mark with a 73 overall rating. The former Alabama signal caller earned one of the faster speed ratings (81) based on his ability to escape pressure.
Surprisingly, the quarterback with the third-highest rating is Green Bay Packers rookie Jordan Love, who earned a 71 overall rating. Love was selected with the No. 26 pick in the opening round while the Los Angeles Chargers chose Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick. While there's only a single point of difference in their overall rating, Herbert did have a stellar career at Oregon and came into the 2020 Draft with a ton of hype.
Here's a rundown of the rookie QB ratings:
- Joe Burrow: 76
- Tua Tagovailoa: 73
- Jordan Love: 71
- Justin Herbert: 70
- Jalen Hurts: 68
- Jacob Eason 63
- Jake Fromm 62
Love's top attribute is his acceleration rating of 86, which edges out Tagovailoa. Ironically, Herbert has an acceleration of 87 to beat out Love and does have the advantage over Love in every attribute that Madden has released the ratings for.
One of the more intriguing prospects is Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, who is one of the better running signal callers that the game has to offer. Hurts boasts an 86 speed rating, which is tied with Cole McDonald of the Tennessee Titans and Tyler Huntley of the Baltimore Ravens for the top rating in that department. The former Oklahoma quarterback also has an 89 acceleration rating, which is also tied with McDonald and Huntley.