Baltimore Ravens’ Justin Tucker Gets INSANE Madden Rating Elevation After 66-Yard Field Goal

Published 10/01/2021, 3:21 PM EDT
Sep 26, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates while leaving the field after defeating the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


Justin Tucker feels to be right out of a video game after he delivered a 66-yard, NFL record-breaking, and match-winning kick as he handed the Lions their third loss in a row. Talking of his Madden rating, which has now reached an all-time high of 99, is no less than a myth.

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Only five kickers have been able to reach this rating in the history of the NFL.  Tucker has joined the league of Adam Vinatieri, Mike Vanderjagt, David Akers, and Morten Andersen to become the fifth.

Sep 26, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) kicks a 66 yard field goal to win the game as time expires in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Tucker joins the league of 99-rated kickers

Tucker has made a tremendous leap in his rating game, which used to be 87. But now surpassing cornerback Marlon Humphrey and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, who both have a rating of 92, to become the highest-rated Ravens player ever.

After the announcement of the mind-boggling ratings of the Ravens kicker, star quarterback Lamar Jackson took to Twitter to celebrate the moment with a fire emoji.

Talking of the kicker’s stats game, he seems to dominate in it as well. With a conversion rate of 90.6%, Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history. He has made 16 game-winning kicks on all of his 16 field-goal attempts with under one minute remaining.

Tucker in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Tucker’s jersey, pants, and socks worn on the day of the record-setting match against the Lions were displayed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Joining Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Davante Adams in the club of players who currently have a 99 rating in the game.

Sep 13, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Eric Tomlinson (85) and kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrate the field goal made during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

However, Tucker’s confidence speaks out of itself as Ravens special teams coordinator Chris Horton said, “I haven’t seen any guy like this guy. He’s a different breed of guy.” Tucker is one of those players who keeps the spirits of the team alive.

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With Tucker as the kicker, it gives a huge boost to the morale of the team as he delivers such bizarre performances in such crucial times.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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