With the player ratings for Madden 23 officially announced, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to have the NFL’s best roster if the ratings are anything to be believed. Buccaneers fans should be pumped about this as a result.
It’s no secret that the Madden video games bring out strong opinions to football and video game fans alike. The unveiling of the initial player ratings seems to bring out more and more, shall we say, “constructive criticism” with each passing year. It’s probably due to the fact that Twitter, and the internet as a whole, play an increasingly more significant role in sports conversation.
That said, Buccaneers fans have reason to be excited for the upcoming season, as if they were looking for any additional reasons in the first place.
Now granted, a large portion of people will say “who cares?” and not think of this as a big deal. However, others will have reason to see this as a positive, and it’d be warranted. A lot of time and research goes into these ratings, and the fact that the Buccaneers are not only rated as the best team in the NFL but by a significant margin is not insignificant. In fact, the fact that they are the only roster rated over a 90 shows just how solid the roster of the Bucs is from top to bottom.
There were a lot of questions on this roster during the offseason, particularly in free agency, when some solid players from a previous championship roster took their talents elsewhere. Bucs fans haven’t had to deal with players leaving for about a year so it was a strange feeling. Luckily, they still have Tom Brady, and (according to Madden) the second-best offensive line in the league, which is huge considering they’ll have two new starting guards.
If Madden is to be trusted though, fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have nothing to worry about, as their roster looks primed for another run at the Super Bowl, and should be favorites to do so.