With EA Sports’ latest edition of one of their most beloved franchises set to release, the official launch ratings for “Madden NFL 23” are out.
Here are the fastest running backs in Madden 23:
|1||Raheem Mostert||Miami Dolphins||95|
|2||Kene Nwangwu||Minnesota Vikings||94|
|3||Jonathan Taylor||Indianapolis Colts||94|
|4||Tony Pollard||Dallas Cowboys||93|
|5||Ty Chandler||Minnesota Vikings||93|
|6||Kenneth Walker III||Seattle Seahawks||93|
|7||Matt Breida||New York Giants||93|
|8||Nathan Cottrell||Jacksonville Jaguars||93|
|9||Derrick Henry||Tennessee Titans||93|
|10||Travis Etienne Jr.||Jacksonville Jaguars||92|
If there’s one thing to be learned from these fastest player lists, it’s that the Dolphins are well represented. Miami has the fastest player in Madden 23, with two players on the top ten list, both of which are on the list of fastest receivers in the game.
Raheem Mostert has the fastest speed and fastest acceleration (95) of all running backs in the game. He’ll fit in nicely with receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle in the Dolphins’ new offensive attack. Their scheme will be inspired by the San Francisco 49ers’ offense, which led the NFL in yards after catch last season. It’s scary to think of what this trio could do in the same system.
Somewhat surprisingly, the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars each have two players on the list of fastest running backs in Madden 23. Kene Nwangu was on the list a year ago, while rookie Ty Chandler joins him after running a ridiculous 4.38 40-yard dash at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine.
As for the Jaguars, they finally will get to see Travis Etienne Jr.’s speed on display after missing his entire rookie season. Nathan Cottrell made the list for the first time as he enters his third season in the league, all of which have been spent in Jacksonville.
Seattle Seahawks’ Kenneth Walker III appears to be the best speedster to develop in Madden 23 franchise mode, as he will have his rookie status along with a respectable 77 overall rating and 5-foot-9, 211-pound frame. Like Chandler, Walker also ran a blazing fast 4.38 40-yard dash at the combine.
Tennesee Titans’ Derrick Henry (97 overall) and Indianapolis Colts’ Jonathan Taylor (95 overall) are going to be the hardest to obtain on the list of fastest players in Madden 23 but are true superstar three-down backs.
With the full list of official Madden 23 ratings released, there will be plenty more content to come.