In Madden NFL 24, teams send out their defenders when they need a big stop behind the line of scrimmage.
This is a great time to be a linebacker in the NFL. Linebackers get to cause sacks and fumbles in Madden NFL 24. This is because defensive lines eat up blocks and safeties are asked to tackle more and more. Teams rush their defenders all the time.
Because of how aggressive it is, this is a fun role that keeps the other team guessing. The best defenders use this freedom to their advantage, smashing into the backfields of their opponents in Madden NFL 24 and stopping running backs from getting past the line of scrimmage.
Matthew Judon – LOLB – 89 OVR
Matthew Judon’s case is the easiest to make out of all the players who should be higher on this list. He has been to the Pro Bowl for the last four years in a row, and last year he had the most sacks in his career. He’s never played better than this, and he was already good before this.
This may have more to do with New England than with Judon, since the team took a pretty big step backward. In fact, Judon was the only Patriot to make it to the Pro Bowl. Gamers guessed where the best players would land, and this was an especially bad score.
Bobby Wagner – MLB – 89 OVR
Bobby Wagner is back with the Seahawks after a year with the Rams. With the Seahawks, he won the Super Bowl and eight straight Pro Bowl awards. If this list was based on what linebackers have done in their careers, Wagner would be at the top.
He is one of the best people who ever lived. Even though he didn’t make the Pro Bowl last year, he played in a career-high number of games and had a career-high number of sacks, so it was more because the Rams didn’t play well than because of his own play. People who live in Seattle will hope that he never leaves again.
Haason Reddick – LOLB – 90 OVR
Last year, the Eagles went to the Super Bowl after getting Haason Reddick, so there is no doubt that the two things are connected. Reddick tied for the league lead in forced fumbles and was a problem for Philadelphia all season, which got him into his first Pro Bowl.
There are some possible candidates for the cover of Madden NFL 24, but if the Eagles had won that Super Bowl, Reddick would have been on the short list. If the offense keeps going well, the Eagles could easily win the whole thing this coming season.
Demario Davis – MLB – 90 OVR
Demario Davis has only missed one game in eleven years. He is playing the best football of his career right now. In 2022, he will play in his first Pro Bowl and set career highs for interceptions and hits. Those who want to pass or run around the warrior will find that scary.
Davis has shown that he is a good middle defender on four different teams. The Saints will bring him back in 2023, and they hope that will help them fix their attack. Davis is ready to help on the other side of the ball if they do.
Lavonte David – MLB – 91 OVR
Lavonte David won the Super Bowl. David has been in the NFL for eleven years, and it’s been eight years since his only Pro Bowl season. However, his stability makes him an important player. Last season, he started all 17 games, and he has never started less than 12 games in a season during his career.
David’s number of tackles has also gone up. Tampa Bay can still win the Super Bowl as long as they have the right quarterback, and David is playing so well, this is even more true. If he stays with the Buccaneers for a few more years, they might be able to get him a second championship.
Joey Bosa – LOLB – 91 OVR
Joey Bosa has only played a full season three times in his seven years as a player. Even though he missed all but five games last year, this is still true. Even so, Bosa has been chosen for the Pro Bowl four times because he changes the game when he is on the field.
One of the best safeties in football is on the Chargers, which helps them stop people from throwing the ball. If Bosa stays fit and stops running plays, the Chargers are a team that can win a championship for sure. Bosa will be widely known as a true celebrity as soon as Los Angeles gets some health and good luck.
Roquan Smith – MLB – 92 OVR
Chicago sent Roquan Smith to Baltimore in a trade in the middle of the season, and they quickly regretted it. Smith made it to the Pro Bowl for the first time and had the most stops and interceptions in his career. Smith held the middle of the field down against the best passers.
As long as Smith does his job on defense, the Ravens only need a little luck when it comes to their health. If the rest of the team plays defense like he does, this team could win the title.
T.J. Watt – LOLB – 94 OVR
Last year, when T.J. Watt missed 7 of the 17 games, fans would have been happy with an average season. Still, Watt made it to the Pro Bowl and played well. He broke the NFL record for most sacks in a single season, but it wasn’t in 2021.
At some point, Madden might skip a year, but Watt wouldn’t let an illness stop him. The past Defensive Player of the Year could easily improve his stats, especially if Pittsburgh puts more effort into the players who aren’t as well known as their stars.
Maxx Crosby – LOLB – 94 OVR
Maxx Crosby made the Pro Bowl for the second year in a row after a great 2022 season. He had the most stops and sacks in his career, which helped a defense that was in desperate need of help. Crosby played like the best in Snake Game, but the Raiders fell apart on both sides of the ball last season.
With a change, Las Vegas might be able to help Crosby more. It’s scary to think that Crosby is this good even though he gets double-teamed all the time. Crosby is one of the best wide receivers in football, so as long as he keeps playing at this level, the Raiders should be better overall.
Fred Warner – MLB – 96 OVR
Fans often don’t pay attention to middle linebackers because they have to stop runs and stop quarterbacks from throwing the ball, which don’t show up in the numbers. The ratings judges are on top of things and know that Warner’s game is strong.
Warner is fearless against the best running backs in the game. He limits the running game and forces the other team to throw longer, risky passes. Warner is the leader of the 49ers’ defense, which is known as one of the best in the league.