Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson excited about Madden upgrade

Feb 17, 2016, 3:07 PM

Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson will be able to sleep well tonight, as Wednesday he achieved one of his goals.

What was that goal, you might be asking? Well, see his Twitter biography:

JeffersonTweet

“Just trying to raise my Overall rating on Madden”

Entering the 2015 season, the third-year pro Jefferson held an overall rating of 77, which is solid but nothing special.

However, Jefferson went on to have an excellent season, posting 75 total tackles, four tackles for loss, two QB sacks, two interceptions, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two QB pressures and one QB hit, which led to his rating earning a nice bump over the course of the season.

As noted by SportingNews.com, Jefferson’s rating went up nine points, settling in at a nice 86.

Jefferson noticed.

https://twitter.com/tonyjefferson1/status/700011908942794752

Jefferson was not the only Cardinal to see their rating take a significant jump, as Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Tyrann Mathieu all saw their on-field performances reflected in the virtual realm.

And while what happens on the field and in real life is certainly the most important thing for Jefferson, there is no shame in wanting to be one of the better players in one of the most popular video game franchises of all-time.

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator and acting head coach Vance Joseph looks on during the seco...
Arizona Sports

Listen: Cardinals’ Joseph, Bidwill give locker room speeches after win vs. Browns

Acting coach Vance Joseph and Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill credited their team for overcoming in a win against the Browns.
1 day ago
Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals throws a touch down pass to DeAndre Hopkins #10 (not pictu...
Tyler Drake

No Kliff, no problem: Short-handed Cardinals don’t blink vs. Browns

Despite being down a head coach and a handful of key contributors, the Arizona Cardinals dug in and came out with a win in Week 6.
1 day ago
Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball during the fourth quarter against the C...
Arizona Sports

Rapid reactions: Cardinals make statement vs. Browns

Here are a few main takeaways from the victory that keeps Arizona as the only loss-less team in the NFL through Week 6.
1 day ago
DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates a touchdown with teammates during the third...
Dan Bickley

Might we call Cardinals special after they overcame adversity again?

The Arizona Cardinals prevailed against the Cleveland Browns because special football teams don’t let anything get in their way.
1 day ago
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones interacts with Arizona Cardinals tight end Darrell Dan...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals TE Darrell Daniels, DT Rashard Lawrence hurt vs. Browns

Already down starting tight end Maxx Williams, the Cardinals lost replacement Darrell Daniels to a hamstring injury against the Browns.
1 day ago
Christian Kirk #13 of the Arizona Cardinals catches a touchdown pass during the first quarter again...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals start fast and finish strong to beat Browns, move to 6-0

The Browns chopped into the lead with zeros on the first-half clock, as Baker Mayfield connected with Donovan Peoples-Jones on a Hail Mary.
1 day ago
Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson excited about Madden upgrade