Who are the best safeties in Madden 21?

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If you want to have a powerful defense in Madden, you need to have some firepower at the safety position. So who are the best safeties in Madden 21? The top of the list is dominated by All-Pro players and familiar names to NFL fans.

Free Safety

At the free safety position, the highest-ranked player is none other than Patriots S Devin McCourty. The former Super Bowl champion received a 92 rating from the Madden team, while Kevin Byard of the Titans will start 2020 with the game’s second-highest grade (91) among free safeties.

Here are the best free safeties in Madden 21, sorted by overall rating:

  1. Devin McCourty – 92
  2. Kevin Byard – 91
  3. Justin Simmons – 90
  4. Eddie Jackson – 89
  5. Earl Thomas III – 89
  6. Micah Hyde – 89

Strong Safety

The top of the food chain at the strong safety position is dominated by hard-hitting players. Vikings S Harrison Smith received the best grade in Madden among strong safeties, as he will start the year as a 95 rating. Tyrann Mathieu, who helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV this past February, received the second-highest overall rating (93) among strong safeties. Jamal Adams of the Jets, who also received the best hit power grade in Madden 21 among safeties, received the third-highest overall rating.

Here are the best strong safeties in Madden 21, sorted by overall rating:

  1. Harrison Smith – 95
  2. Tyrann Mathieu – 93
  3. Jamal Adams – 92
  4. Derwin James Jr. – 89