Following a disastrous final season with the Philadelphia Eagles, new Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz has seen his rating plummet in Madden NFL 22.
Wentz entered last season with an 84 ranking, but after being picked off 15 times and fumbling the ball on 10 occasions in 12 games, the former No. 2 overall pick will enter this season with just a 72 ranking:
Before suffering a season-ending ACL tear in December of his second NFL season, Wentz was seen as the NFL MVP favorite, having set a new franchise record for touchdown passes in a single season with the eventual Super Bowl Champion Eagles. Eagles Nation notes that during the 2017 season, Wentz's rating in Madden peaked at a 94.
The Colts are obviously banking on a bounce-back season from Wentz, as he's reunited with former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, now the head coach in Indianapolis. If Wentz is able to look anything like what he did in 2017, the Colts would seemingly become Super Bowl contenders.
Even the Eagles hope that Wentz performs better than a 72, because it will affect what draft compensation they receive in return for his services. As part of the trade of Wentz, the Eagles received a conditional second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. If Wentz plays 75% of the Colts snaps in 2021 -- or 70% and they reach the postseason -- the conditional second-round pick will become a first-round pick. So while Howie Roseman and company don't want to see Wentz perform at an All-Pro level in Indianapolis, they also don't want him to play like he did a season ago.
For what it's worth, Wentz's successor, Jalen Hurts, has a 71 rating in Madden NFL 22.