Athletes care about their overall ratings in video games, and it has become a big deal, case in point, the reactions following the announcement of NFL player’s overall ratings in Madden NFL 21.
On Monday (Jul.13), EA kicked off Madden NFL 21 rating mania by announcing that Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chief winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes was a member of the illustrious 99 Rating Club in the game. Mahomes was blessed with a package consisting of a trophy designed by Brian B. Madden and custom bling designed and provided by Jason of Beverly Hills plus some dope art created by local artists.
Mahomes was greeted by his favorite target, Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce with his 99 Rating Club package and shared the experience on Instagram.
Mahomes was the first name announced, but he wasn’t alone. Tuesday (Jul.14), Carolina Panthers’ running back Christian McCaffrey also earned the prestigious honor having a 99 rating in a Madden game and received a similar package.
That’s all good for both NFL superstars who should be very pleased with their accurate ratings. The same can’t be said for others who were scratching their heads following their rating reveals. For example, NFL legend Barry Sanders had some thoughts when it came to New York Giants phenom running back, Saquan Barkley’s “ball carrier vision” rating.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray wasn’t thrilled about his rating and was perplexed at Aaron Rodgers’ overall rating as well.
Madden NFL 21 cover athlete Lamar Jackson wasn’t too pleased to learn his overall rating is a 94 in the game. During an ESPN segment with Sage Steele, Jackson let it be known he should have been rated higher.
Looks like the Madden rating adjuster is going to be very busy. You can peep more reactions to the player’s overall ratings in the gallery below.
Photo: EA / Madden NFL 21
J.J. Watt has finished with 4 sacks or less in 3 of the last 4 years but he gets a 98 rating in Madden this year and Danielle Hunter gets an 89??? pic.twitter.com/OxWQCGSMX2— Adam Patrick (@Str8_Cash_Homey) July 14, 2020
Fuck Madden and their bum ass ratings pic.twitter.com/rWf1bAiJPA— Kevin Finnerty (@kevinfinnertyy) July 14, 2020
The Disrespect to Derrick Henry continues in Madden 21!!! Nobody could tackle him last year and to only give him a 93 Rating is sad and everyone and their mother knows it!!! #Madden21 pic.twitter.com/c9maJCnO9L— John sacco (@John_Sacco94) July 14, 2020
Madden QB Ratings:— Brenden Deeg (@BrendenDeegNFP) July 13, 2020
Matt Ryan: 87
Carson Wentz: 84
Whoever made those rating must of been drunk.
quenton nelson being rated a 94 in madden 21 is criminal 👎 what more do you need to do to get a 99 rating? dude hasn’t allowed a sack in 30 games @EAMaddenNFL— Madden Man (@MaddenManO) July 13, 2020
Only thing 2k got over madden is the lower rating player. A player in 2k with a 67 overall ain’t getting no buckets😂 On madden a 62 overall with 95 speed gone be out there flying around making like he’s an all pro.— ⚡️Primetime!!!⚡️ (@Joe_MainMixon) July 10, 2020
Those Madden ratings are so absurd! I’m not letting my sons play that sh!t. Wheretf is John Madden @ these days?— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) July 14, 2020
Whoever does the madden ratings is a straight bozo— Tyler Boyd (@boutdat_23) July 14, 2020
I shouldn’t say anything about Madden ratings but the Saquon disrespect is so ridiculously blatant.— Bobby Skinner (@BobbySkinner_) July 14, 2020
Tre White trying to figure out how he only got an 89 rating in Madden (rumored)... pic.twitter.com/WDy2gtVxFi— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) July 13, 2020