DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 17: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals plays against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 17, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Since the release of Madden NFL 22, the developers have been keeping a close eye on the performance of players from week to week. In some cases, players who achieve great feats or amazing plays might see a boost in their overall stat, though in some cases it’s only temporary.

In the past few weeks we’ve seen Raven’s kicker Justin Tucker boosted from an 87 OVR (overall stat) to a 99 for a record-setting 66-yard field goal. Six-Time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady, who I would’ve assumed was already a 99, was boosted from a 97 to a 99 after breaking the All-Time Passing Yards record against his old team the Patriots.

Now, Joe Burrow is getting… well not the same treatment, but he’s at least getting a small boost to his OVR. Unlike Tucker and Brady, Burrow doesn’t get to be in the 99 club but he is getting a 2 point boost from 78 to 80. Joe hasn’t broken any records, but in the Bengal’s game against the Green Bay Packers he threw for 281 yards, including two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Though it went into overtime, Burrow and the Bengals lost and maybe that’s the difference in getting to join the 99 club, or only getting a measly two points of scrap. Maybe by the end of the year Burrow can prove to the Madden NFL 22 developers and rating adjustors he deserves to be a bit higher.

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