title icon'Madden NFL 23' ranks Chris Jones as the Chiefs' highest-rated defender

In preparation for the 2022 NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs have made a lot of defensive moves. With the draft and free agency, they've replaced veteran players who helped them win a Super Bowl with younger and cheaper talent. In the long run, the move could benefit the team, but in the interim, there seem to be some skeptics. A 2016 second-round draft pick, DT Chris Jones is the team's longest-tenured veteran defender. With an overall rating of 91, he is also the team's highest-rated defender in "Madden NFL 23.". Jarius Sneed comes in third with an overall rating of 81, followed by Justin Reid with an overall rating of 82. 

Only three players on the defensive side of the ball are rated higher than 79. Additionally, Jones has the fifth-highest overall rating among all defensive tackles. Only Rams DT Aaron Donald (99), Steelers DT Cam Heyward (93),  Bucs DT Vita Vea (93), and Commanders DT Jonathan Allen (92) are rated higher.  He recorded 10 sacks and 65 total pressures (combined regular season and playoffs) last season. The Chiefs could have defensive problems in 2022 if Madden ratings are any indication. Throughout the season, these ratings are adjusted and improved. Players will have the opportunity to prove these early ratings wrong.