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Tyrann Mathieu felt unwanted by the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and hung out on the free-agent market except Might perhaps perhaps well earlier than touchdown with the Original Orleans Saints.
That mentioned, he’s mute the NFL’s most appealing security—not lower than in response to Madden 23.
EA Sports activities published rankings for safeties Wednesday, and Mathieu used to be the place’s high-rated player with a 94 overall.
Madden Top Safeties
1. Tyrann Mathieu, Saints (94)
2. Derwin James, Chargers (93)
3. Budda Baker, Cardinals (92)
4. Kevin Byard, Titans (92)
5. Micah Hyde, Payments (91)
6. Justin Simmons, Broncos (91)
7. Jessie Bates III, Bengals (90)
8. Jordan Poyer, Payments (90)
9. Harrison Smith, Vikings (90)
10. Jamal Adams, Seahawks (90)
Who’s not showing in the head 10? The player the Chiefs chose over Mathieu: Justin Reid. The 25-year-faded signed a three-year deal in Kansas Metropolis at the outset of free agency. Reid’s deal had extra guaranteed money at signing, so it used to be clearly a soccer-based completely mostly resolution from the Chiefs’ standpoint.
While Madden rankings have to not regarded as a definitive ranking of the NFL’s most appealing gamers, or not it is not lower than appealing to gaze the occasional dichotomy between the pondering of teams and EA Sports activities.
Mathieu made his second straight Pro Bowl group however used to be not selected as an All-Pro final season for the main time since 2018.
As soon as the season will get underway, it would not be a shock if James or Baker ends up ascending previous Mathieu and turning into Madden 23’s high security. Each and each are mid-20s stars in the center of their high and coming off Pro Bowl campaigns; Mathieu is a 30-year-faded going thru a alternate of surroundings. It would possibly perhaps stand to cause that Mathieu’s perch atop the rankings is shaky.
On the varied hand, Mathieu has done nothing however display his doubters unfriendly at any time when he’s been counted out in the previous. The 9 years of proven production, over the entirety else, is seemingly why he used to be given high billing for Madden 23.