Madden 22: How to Hurdle and Jurdle, Tips, and Players with the Highest Hurdle Rating

Learn how to leap over defenders and improve your evasion skills with this hurdle and jurdle guide for Madden 22.


Player movement and control have never been so important in a Madden game. It can make a heavy impact, improving a five-yard slant into a bog gain or even a touchdown.

The ability to make a defender miss is now essential in Madden 22, with the hurdle and jurdle mechanics being excellent ways to do exactly that.


So, here is the ultimate guide to performing hurdles and jurdles in Madden 22. 

What is a hurdle?

A hurdle is a move that sees the ball carrier jump over a defender in order to avoid a tackle. This is a great move in Madden 22 because it barely takes any stamina or momentum from the runner.

What is a jurdle?

A jurdle is a similar move to a hurdle. It combines the lateral mobility of the juke with the vertical advantage of the hurdle. This can be used to leap over a defender or change direction entirely.

How to use hurdle controls

A hurdle can be performed by pressing the Y button on Xbox, Triangle button on PlayStation, or W on PC, which will see the ball carrier leap forwards.


How to use jurdle controls

A jurdle can be performed by pressing the hurdle button (Y/Triangle/W) while also inputting a direction to guide where the jurdle takes the ball carrier.  

Who has the best jumping in Madden 22?

  1. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals (99)
  2. Byron Jones, CB, Miami Dolphins (98)
  3. Chris Conley, WR, Houston Texans (98)
  4. Donte Jackson, CB, Carolina Panthers (98)
  5. DK Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks (97)
  6. Marcus Williams, FS, New Orleans Saints (97)
  7. Stephen Denmark, CB, Pittsburgh Steelers (97)
  8. Bryce Callahan, CB, Denver Broncos (96)
  9. Julio Jones, WR, Tennessee Titans (96)
  10. Justin Simmons, FS, Denver Broncos (96)

Hurdle tips and tricks for Madden 22

Here are some tips and tricks to help your hurdle over defenders in Madden 22 to extend your carry closer to the end zone:

1. Time the defender’s tackle

In order to perform a successful hurdle, the tackling defender should be engaged in a tackling animation. You should time your hurdle as soon as the defender’s animation is triggered, which can be seen by their posture changing from their usual running motion.


2. Save your hurdle for the last man

The hurdle is a powerful move because it doesn’t require a lot of stamina, and it doesn’t reset the ball carrier’s momentum. That being said, a second defender nearby is more likely to make a tackle after a successful hurdle. So, attempt to evade or deter the first defenders and reserve the hurdle for the last one.

3. Don’t overuse the hurdle

Hurdles are not meant to be successful every time. It is a powerful move, but a failed hurdle leaves you at your most vulnerable with a high chance of a fumble. So, timing is everything for not just a successful hurdle, but also to complete the play in possession.

4. Be mindful of your stamina

A successful hurdle depends not only on the player’s jumping and juke ratings, but also on their stamina. If the ball carrier is tired, there’s a reduced chance that they’ll be able to perform a hurdle.

5. A jurdle is faster than a juke

If you find yourself in a pickle and you need to quickly shift directions on the field, use the jurdle. A jurdle is faster and has a greater change of direction than a spin move or a normal juke.

Have your opponents snapping their ankles and eating the turf as you hurdle and jurdle your way down the field with these tips for Madden 22.

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