Power and balance are important attributes for running backs, but speed may be most important in Madden 23. Running backs with higher speed ratings will be able to get outside easier and beat defenders to the edge of the tackles. Having the knowledge of which running backs in Madden 23 are the quickest will help players looking for teams to rack up the rushing yards.
While speed may not be the be all end all when it comes to running backs in the NFL, it is extremely important in Madden video games. The quickest running backs will be able to beat defenders in lateral movement around the field to make plays when the blocking is not there. Some of these running backs may also be excellent choices in kick and punt returns.
While there may not be a Chris Johnson type running back that can just run circles around defenders, there are plenty of speedy backs in Madden 23. Below is a list of the fastest running backs available in Madden 23.
The Highest Speed Ratings Amongst Running Backs In Madden 23
|Running Back||Speed Rating|
|Raheem Mostert (Miami Dolphins)||95|
|Kene Nwangwu (Minnesota Vikings)||94|
|Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis Colts)||94|
|Kenneth Walker III (Seattle Seahawks)||93|
|Ty Chandler (Minnesota Vikings)||93|
|Nathan Cottrell (Free Agent)||93|
|Tony Pollard (Dallas Cowboys)||93|
|Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans)||93|
|Matt Breida (New York Giants)||93|
|Tyreik McAllister (Free Agent)||92|
Above are the top ten speed ratings at the running back position in Madden 23. There are 15 other running backs that also have a 92 speed rating. They are Tyler Goodson (Green Bay Packers), Pierre Strong Jr. (New England Patriots), James Cook (Buffalo Bills), Travis Etienne Jr. (Jacksonville Jaguars), Raymond Calais (Los Angeles Rams), Darrynton Evans (Chicago Bears), Kerrith Whyte Jr. (Free Agent), Ty Johnson (New York Jets), Bryce Love (Free Agent), Dontrell Hilliard (Tennessee Titans), Trenton Cannon (Tennessee Titans), Nyheim Hines (Indianapolis Colts), Nick Chubb (Cleveland Browns), Saquon Barkley (New York Giants), and Khalfani Muhammad (Free Agent).
The Tennessee Titans have three players on this list and the Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, and Minnesota Vikings have two players on this list. Players looking to run with two speedy backs in the backfield in Madden 23 or to use them for screen passes should try out one of those teams.
This list is also extremely beneficial to players who do fantasy drafts in Franchise mode. Players can draft top running backs like Derrick Henry (97 OVR), Nick Chubb (96 OVR), or Jonathan Taylor (95 OVR) early in Madden 23 and then draft a couple more from this list in the later rounds. Players can also draft some of these players to return punts and kicks.
As the NFL season progresses, EA Sports will continue to update the Madden 23 rosters. This list could change throughout the season from injuries and player performance. However, players can use this list of the highest speed ratings for running backs in Madden 23 for now.
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