Players could decide which team to play for based on which team has one of the best tight ends in Madden NFL 23.
Madden NFL 23 is the newest game in the series of NFL football games made by Electronic Arts. It’s the best way for NFL fans to pretend to be their favorite teams and players. The tight end, an important part of the offense, has changed in the modern era and become a key part of offenses in both real life and video games.
Wide receivers have been thought of as the most valuable targets in the passing game for decades, but players like Travis Kelce and George Kittle have changed what it means to be an NFL tight end. In Madden NFL 23, if a player knows if a team has one of the best at this position, it could help them decide which team to use in franchise mode or which player to go after in trades or free agency.
Pat Freiermuth – 84 OVR
After catching seven touchdown passes as a rookie in 2021, Pat Freiermuth lost his touch in the red zone in 2022. He had to admit that his passing game didn’t help him at all. Still, from one season to the next, he gained almost twice as many yards.
Freiermuth has played in 16 games each season, but he’s still not the starter. He only started less than half of the games last year. This tight end could easily be in the top five if they had full-time jobs.
Evan Engram – 84 OVR
After an exciting season with the New York Giants, during which he set a franchise record for receiving touchdowns by a rookie tight end, the Giants lost interest in him. Engram’s time to play went down. He finally got to Jacksonville, where he started a new life.
Engram is back on the map after setting a career record for yards received in a single season in 2022. If this is how it looks when he and Lawrence are starting to get along, it’s scary to think about what it might look like when they are really getting along.
David Njoku – 85 OVR
Experts say that David Njoku is about to have a big season. He hasn’t had a Pro Bowl year, but Cleveland’s quarterback play has kept them in the middle of the pack. Even when their well-paid quarterback came back from suspension last year, he didn’t do much to make the team better.
That doesn’t mean that Njoku’s skills aren’t being used well. Even though Njoku could be tearing apart the coverage of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, he is instead blocking for Nick Chubb. Chubb’s work is a clear nod to Njoku’s leadership.
Kyle Pitts – 86 OVR
Without any exceptions, Kyle Pitts and the rest of the Falcons had a terrible season in 2022. With less than 400 yards in ten 8 Ball Pool games, it was clear that the once-promising young talent was not being used right. But if things get back on track in Atlanta, Pitts will become famous again.
His 86 OVR may seem too high, but keep in mind that the same player had over 1,000 yards and destroyed some of the best safeties in the league in 2021. Pitts still has some magic to show with a good quarterback and some clever planning.
Darren Waller – 87 OVR
The Raiders’ season was a disaster. They were even more disappointed because they thought they could win the Super Bowl. Waller could have made a big difference for them, but he has been hurt for a lot of the last two seasons.
Waller’s OVR has gone down because of this. Even so, when he’s on the field, he’s known as one of the best in the business. He might get back to making the Pro Bowl like he did in 2020. For that to happen, though, the Raiders need to sign one of the great quarterbacks available in free agency, since Derek Carr is no longer with the team.
Dallas Goedert – 89 OVR
Dallas Goedert was the backup tight end to star Zach Ertz for many years, but Ertz’s departure has helped him become a real threat at the position. Even though Jalen Hurts is a young quarterback, Goedert has always done well for an offense that hasn’t had a true #1 receiver on the outside.
Even though Goedert hasn’t had the best season in terms of stats, his overall value has gone up by four points since the beginning of the year. He is a member of the Eagles’ famous blocking unit. It’s interesting that Goedert has any stats at all, since he often clears the way for Philadelphia’s great running backs.
T.J. Hockenson – 90 OVR
Before this season, it was hard for T.J. Hockenson and the Lions to work well together. Yet, for some reason, the Lions sent their Pro Bowl player to the Vikings in the middle of a season that looked like it was going to be a big one. Because of this mistake, Hockenson was able to make it to the Pro Bowl for a second time.
Hockenson is very dangerous because he can find spaces between some of the best linebackers in the league. In 2022, he caught the most passes, gained the most yards, and scored the most touchdowns. If he keeps it up, Kirk Cousins has a big new offensive tool if he keeps it up.
Mark Andrews – 93 OVR
Both the Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson have made it clear that the running game is the most important part of their offense. Even though that is mostly true, Jackson has always been able to count on tight end Mark Andrews as a receiving threat.
Andrews was the best tight end in 2021 when it came to receptions, yards, and touchdowns. Even though his numbers weren’t as impressive in 2022, he still made the Pro Bowl for the Ravens, who can’t seem to stay healthy for long stretches. When asked, he will block some of the best defensive linemen.
George Kittle – 97 OVR
George Kittle is the most well-rounded tight end in the NFL, according to many fans of the league. He may not be as good at running routes as Travis Kelce, but he may be the best tight end in the league when it comes to stopping the run. In 2021, when there were injuries on the line, he had to do a lot of that.
Still, even though he wasn’t used much in the passing game, Kittle was only one touchdown behind Kelce’s twelve. If Kittle only played on the offensive line, he might be thought of as one of the best. He is more valuable because he can also catch passes.
Travis Kelce – 99 OVR
When one of the best wide receivers in football, Tyreek Hill, left for the offseason, people thought it might hurt the Chiefs. Hill did play well in Miami, but the Chiefs were fine and went on to win the Super Bowl. People forget about Travis Kelce too often.
Even the people who change the ratings gave the best tight end of all time a 98 OVR when he was at the top of his game. Well, he got the 99 OVR because he was second in touchdowns and third in receptions among all receivers.
Madden NFL 23 is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.