The best players in Madden NFL 24 make great use of top-tier tight ends, who have to be great at blocking and catching passes.
In Madden NFL 24, to be a great tight end, you have to be able to block and catch as well as the best of them. Some of these players are better at one or the other, but they are all at least good at both. If they weren’t, they would be moved to the offensive line or the wide receiver position.
Tight ends don’t usually get as many catches as wide receivers because they have to block on a lot of plays. In Madden NFL 24, it would be easy for the other team to call plays if they always tried to pass. Franchise experts love the tight ends on this list because they can make the other team go crazy trying to figure out the strategy.
Evan Engram – 84 OVR
Evan Engram moved from New York to Jacksonville last year and had his best statistical season right away. He set new career highs for catches and yards. If this is just the beginning of how well he works with the Jaguars’ system, this OVR could be more of a floor for Engram than a ceiling.
If the other team sends their best cornerbacks to deal with Engram, the targets will be in a better position. Fans of the Giants liked him for a reason that his new fans already know.
David Njoku – 84 OVR
David Njoku is known to most fans because he has probably done something memorable for or against their favorite team. Even though Njoku is a well-known name, he has had trouble staying on the field. He has never started more than 14 games in a season. If not, he’d be nominated for the Pro Bowl all the time.
When it comes to the job, Njoku will take on the best defensive linemen in a block or go out for a big catch. He’s never had a season with more than 640 yards, but every expert knows he’s good. The Browns have a lot of good players, and he may still be getting better.
Pat Freiermuth – 85 OVR
Pat Freiermuth might be the only person on this list who comes as a surprise. About half of the Steelers’ games have begun with him on the field. Normal tight ends don’t get much attention, so it’s a big deal that a non-starter with little time on the field made the top list.
When you watch Freiermuth play, it’s easy to see why he stands out. He had more than 730 yards in 8 games last year. Ratings reviewers think he’ll do well if Pittsburgh sticks with him, and their analysis is based on facts.
Darren Waller – 86 OVR
After Darren Waller’s Pro Bowl season, the last two years have been rough for him, and the Raiders have definitely felt it. Waller is the only player on this list whose absence shows how valuable he was. The Raiders’ attack was good, but they should have been better and won more games.
If Waller had been there, they would have. If he works for Las Vegas for a full year next year, they should be fine. They could use one of the best players in Snow Rider 3D to help them out, but adding Waller will make whoever is throwing passes look better.
Kyle Pitts – 87 OVR
In 2021, Pitts was a newbie and made the Pro Bowl. In 2022, Pitts and the whole Falcons team took a hit. Pitts got hurt about halfway through, but at that point he had to do mostly blocking anyway. Everyone was unhappy about what happened.
But Pitts has the skills and potential to get better. Pitts wins when he goes up against some of the best linebackers and teams. He also wins when he faces long-time veterans. If he plays well and stays healthy, you can expect to see him back in the spotlight.
Dallas Goedert – 89 OVR
Last season, Dallas Goedert missed a few games, which probably kept him from making his first Pro Bowl. When he was on the field, he led the Eagles’ attack by blocking and catching like no one else. With all he did, there is a good reason why the Eagles made it to the Super Bowl.
When Philadelphia fans heard that Madden NFL 24 would include a rematch of the Super Bowl and a full season of Goedert, they were probably excited to buy the game. Almost every fan will agree that the game will be better with him at tight end.
T.J. Hockenson – 90 OVR
Every once in a while, a team makes a trade they quickly regret. Even though Detroit had an unexpectedly good year, they moved T.J. Hockenson in the middle of it. Hockenson played very well in Minnesota and made it to the Pro Bowl for the second time.
Madden is thinking about missing a year, so the Lions might want to do this move over. Fans of the Vikings are glad that the mistake was made and are excited to see if this is just the beginning of what Hockenson and Cousins can do together.
Mark Andrews – 95 OVR
When there are problems on the team, Mark Andrews, like many of the other tight ends on this list, often has to block. At this point, it feels like that happens almost every year in Baltimore. They have some of the best offensive linemen in football when everyone is fit.
Even when they aren’t fit, they still have great blocking because of Andrews. Last year, he made his third Pro Bowl and still had some good receiving stats. If the Ravens stay healthy for a whole season, Andrews’ OVR could go up.
George Kittle – 96 OVR
As the 49ers lost more and more players, George Kittle had to do more blocking than he probably would have liked. Even so, he did his job well, made it to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time, and scored more touchdowns than he ever had before.
Even though they were hurt and had bad luck, San Francisco almost made it to the Super Bowl last year. With Kittle coming back for another year, this is a team that can tear through any level of defense. Given what Kittle can do while mostly blocking, it’s scary to think about giving him more freedom, which is why he’s likely to be one of the best-rated players when gamers guess rates.
Travis Kelce – 99 OVR
Travis Kelce should have been on the cover of a Madden game by now. Instead, his quarterback has been on the cover twice. When fans think about who should be on the cover of Madden, Kelce should be one of the first names that comes to mind, especially since he’s 99 OVR every year at this point.
Kelce is the best tight end ever. He has made eight straight Pro Bowls, won two Super Bowls, and holds more tight end marks than can fit in this entry. Even if he keeps doing this for a few more years, he will be the best at the job. A lot of people say he’s already there.