10 Best Linebackers In Madden 24, Ranked
In Madden 24, you’ll need strong Linebackers on your teams. These are the best ones you can choose from.
The cornerbacks and pass rushers get all the attention in the NFL defense, so it’s easy to forget about the defenders. Linebackers are an important but often overlooked part of the defense. They can help block passes or put pressure on the quarterback with the defensive line.
When it comes to Madden 24, having good linebackers can really take a team’s defense to the next level. We look at the best safeties in football and how they help the defense when they’re covering or going after the quarterback.
Matthew Judon – 89
Matthew Judon got a big deal with the New England Patriots in 2021 after proving himself to be a good right outside linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens. Judon was named for the Pro Bowl again in 2021 and 2022, thanks to his 120 tackles and 28 sacks.
When compared to the other top linebackers, Judon doesn’t stand out in most ways, but he’s still a good defender overall. He is fast (85) and strong (86), which give him the skills to lead the middle of the defense, but he is thought to be the worst at tackling in the group.
Bobby Wagner – 89
Bobby Wagner played for the Seattle Seahawks for 11 years and was an important part of their famous Legion of Boom defense. From 2014 to 2021, the middle linebacker, who is 33 years old, won an unusual number of awards. He was chosen for eight Pro Bowls and six First-Team All-Pro nominations.
Wagner played for the rival Los Angeles Rams in 2022, but he came back to the Seahawks during the summer. They may not have the Legion of Boom anymore, but the NFC West team will gladly take Wagner on. Wagner has the highest power grade (93), which means he not only takes down his opponents easily, but also with a lot of force. He also has the second-highest injury rate (97), which is strange, so it’ll be strange if he ever misses a game.
Haason Reddick – 90
Before going to the Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles, Haason Reddick played for the Carolina Panthers for one year. He then became an important part of the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense after that. He made it to his first Pro Bowl by forcing five more turnovers than anyone else in the league.
A lot of linebackers use strength to stop attacking players, but Reddick likes to use speed and skill to get the upper hand. Reddick has better speed (86), acceleration (89), and agility (88) than the other linebackers shown, so he can quickly spot plays (92) and make the right choice.
Demario Davis – 90
While Demario Davis has had a good career with three different teams, he has never been called the best at his position, but he has always been counted on to make a positive contribution. Later, in 2022, Davis had one of the best seasons of his long career. He had a career-high 6.5 sacks and made it to the Pro Bowl for the first time.
Davis is one of the smartest linebackers in Madden 24 (97), which helps him cover zones (77). His power grade is 88, which is the second highest. If Davis can get to the quarterback, there’s a good chance he can make him lose the ball. Healthy living is one thing Davis does very well (98). Davis has been playing for 11 years and has never missed a game.
Lavonte David – 91
Over the past ten years, the safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has become known as a rock-solid defender. People praised Lavonte David early in his career but didn’t say anything about him after his fourth season. However, he is still expected to play well in the middle of the field.
David is a very smart defender (98) who can spot plays (95) a little better than most. He is better at tackling (92) the other team than most people in his role. David, who is 33 years old, can surprise teams with his speed (85) and quickness (88) when he is being chased (90).
Joey Bosa – 91
While his younger brother Nick Bosa is terrorizing quarterbacks in San Francisco, his bigger brother is in charge of the Los Angeles Chargers’ defense further to the south. When he was picked up by the Chargers in 2016, Joey Bosa made an immediate effect on the defense by recording 10.5 sacks and winning Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Bosa has been chosen for the Pro Bowl three times in the last four years because of how great his defense is. Bosa couldn’t make it four of four, though, because he had a hamstring problem that wouldn’t go away in 2022. But when he’s healthy, Bosa is the strongest linebacker (87) and only thinks about going after the QB. The 28-year-old is terrible at both man coverage (26) and zone coverage (37) so don’t count on him to help guard receivers.
Roquan Smith – 92
Roquan Smith is one of the best linebackers in the NFL, but his short time with the Chicago Bears after being picked in the 2018 draft was disappointing. The team sent the young defensive player on trade to the Baltimore Ravens for last season. Smith had his best season as a pro there.
Smith made the Pro Bowl and was named to the First Team All-Pro because he had 169 stops, three interceptions, and 4.5 sacks. Most defenders are either strong or fast, but Smith is one of the few who can use both. He had the right amount of power (87) to cause fumbles and was also the fastest linebacker, with top speed (87), agility (88), ands (91). He also has the best scores among linebackers for toughness (95), strength (98), and tackling (97). This makes Smith one of the best young linebackers in Spacebar Clicker.
T.J. Watt – 94
It’s likely that T.J. Watt will be known as the best safety in the NFL before the end of his career. Watt has dominated rival offenses since his good rookie year in 2017. He’s been to five straight Pro Bowls and been nominated three times for First-Team All-Pro. In 2021, he won Defensive Player of the Year, and in 2019 and 2020, he finished in the top three.
Watt had the most sacks (15) and tackles for a loss (22.5) in the NFL in 2020 and 2021. Two of his scores are tied for highest: toughness (95) and pursuit (96). If an offensive player gets by him, he’ll go after them. Watt isn’t like other defenders who can also cover passes well; his main goal is to get after the quarterback and mess up the line of scrimmage.
Maxx Crosby – 94
Every season, there’s a team that has big plans and hopes but fails miserably. The Las Vegas Raiders were one of these teams in 2022. The AFC West team had everything it needed to become a threat to the Kansas City Chiefs. But they only managed to win six games and finish third in their division.
Maxx Crosby, on the other hand, was the only bright spot in the season. The four-year pro took another step forward in his growth when he led the NFL in stops for a loss of yards and set a career high with 12.5 sacks. However, even though his speed (84) and power (80) aren’t great. He’s a smart defender who sees plays (95) early on and stays aware (98).
Fred Warner – 96
As of right now, Fred Warner of the San Francisco 49ers is the best linebacker in Madden 24. Warner hasn’t missed a single game in his five-year career and has been nominated for two Pro Bowls and two First-Team All-Pro awards. Some linebackers get sacked a lot more often than Warner. But Warner is great in the open field and makes 92 stops with ease.
Warner has a lot of stamina (96), so he goes after attacking playmakers very hard. Warner is very smart and can quickly spot plays (99) on the field. He is also one of the best tacklers in the league. He is always on guard because he is very aware (99. Which makes him the best linebacker in both man (76) and zone defense (85). Warner deserves to be at the top of Madden 24. Because he is great at both tackles and defending against passes.