Carson Wentz Gets Jobbed With An 82 Rating In Madden NFL 20

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Madden 20 ratings are out, which means it’s time for overreaction.

What players were valued too high? Too low? Who got the ultimate video game diss?

QB Controversies Abound

Patrick MahomesKansas City Chiefs97
Tom BradyNew England Patriots96
Philip RiversSan Diego Chargers94
Drew BreesNew Orleans Saints92
Andrew LuckIndianapolis Colts92
Russell WilsonSeattle Seahawks91
Aaron RodgersGreen Bay Packers90
Matt RyanAtlanta Falcons89
Ben RoethlisbergerPittsburgh Steelers85
Cam NewtonCarolina Panthers84
Jared GoffLos Angeles Rams83
Baker MayfieldCleveland Browns83
Deshaun WatsonHouston Texans82
Carson WentzPhiladelphia Eagles82
Kirk CousinsMinnesota Vikings81
Dak PrescottDallas Cowboys81
Derek CarrOakland Raiders80
Andy DaltonCincinnati Bengals80
Marcus MariotaTennessee Titans79
Matthew StaffordDetroit Lions79

Does Philly Overvalue Carson Wentz?

The Eagles’ franchise quarterback comes in with an absolutely underwhelming 82 overall rating in Madden 20. Look, I get it, the guy has to prove that he can stay healthy and his mobility appeared to be a bit limited as he recovered from tearing up his knee in 2018. If we follow a similar line of thinking, it makes some sense that Deshaun Watson, who also suffered a comparable injury in the same season, has the same overall rating. However, I need someone at EA Sports to explain the presence of Baker-freaking-Mayfield as a higher-rated 83. Will he put up some killer numbers with OBJ and Jarvis Landry streaking downfield? Of course. Has he put together the same kind of sustained excellence over the majority of a season like Wentz or even Watson? I say nay. Jared Goff being ahead of Wentz is nearly as perplexing, though I imagine it’s just a masterful job of trolling Eagles fans. Though, it has made our office buzz and wonder… do we overrate Carson Wentz?

Aaron Rodgers not in the Top-5?

In what world is Aaron Rodgers not a Top-5 QB in the NFL? Patrick Mahomes leading the list makes sense as he’s the reigning, defending, undisputed league MVP from a year ago and is the lead among numerous sportsbooks to do the same in 2019-20. Tom Brady’s placement as a close #2 is fair, but that’s where the wheels fall off. Philip Rivers is the THIRD-BEST QUARTERBACK IN THE NFL? He’s two full points ahead of Drew Brees? Really? Andrew Luck is rated in line with Brees? Russell Wilson -the modern-day Michael “Run around as my O-Line collapses and hope I don’t die” Vick- gets a boost due to his speed and elusiveness. For my money, flip Rodgers and Rivers and I’ll calm down.

Mitchell Trubisky’s 75 Overall Madden Rating Will Enrage Chicago Bears Fans

I don’t think Trubisky is by any means a Top-10 or even Top-15 quarterback, but holy shnikies this is bad. Alex Smith is rated higher, despite suffering one of the most gruesome leg injuries we’ve seen in years. Lamar Jackson’s NINETY-FOUR speed rating likely led to his one point lead in the overall category, but does anyone really think Trubisky is roughly the same player as journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick?

Nickfolean Kryptonite

Former Eagles QB and Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles has been installed as a 77 overall player, the exact same rating as Alex Smith. Is he really worse than Jimmy Garoppolo? I’d say no. Worse than Matthew Stafford? Sure.

A Giant Disappointment

Eli Manning is the 36th overall rated QB with an overall score of 72. That makes him the lowest-rated starting QB in the NFC East behind Wentz (82), Dak Prescott (81), and Smith (77). The Giants’ first round pick Daniel Jones comes in way below Manning with an overall rating of 63, a mere point ahead of third-stringer Kyle Lauletta.

Kevin Kinkead has the rating for every Eagles player, along with some news and notes after the jump:

Philadelphia Eagles Ratings

Fletcher CoxDT96
Jason KelceC94
Zach ErtzTE93
Malcolm JenkinsSS92
Brandon BrooksRG90
Brandon GrahamRE89
Lane JohnsonRT89
Alshon JeffreyWR 87
Jason Peters LT 87
DeSean JacksonWR 85
Nelson AgholorWR83
Ronald DarbyCB82
Carson WentzQB82
Zach Brown MLB81
Dallas GoedertTE80
Jordan HowardHB80
Malik JacksonDT 80
Rodney McLeod JrFS79
Andrew SendejoFS79
Nigel BradhamROLB78
Tim JerniganDT 78
Avonte MaddoxCB 78
Derek BarnettLE76
Sidney Jones IVCB76
Corey ClementHB75
Vinny CurryLE75
Jake ElliottK74
Jalen MillsCB74
Will TyeTE74
JJ Arcega-WhitesideWR73
Kamu Grugier-HillLOLB73
Cre'von LeBlancCB 73
Josh AdamsHB72
Rasul DouglasCB72
Miles SandersHB 72
Wendell SmallwoodHB72
Mack HollinsWR71
Joshua PerkinsTE71
Andre DillardLT70
Shelton GibsonWR70
Braxton MillerWR70
Isaac SeumaloLG70
Josh SweatRE70
Paul WorrilowLOLB70
Charles JohnsonWR69
Cameron JohnstonP69
Treyvon HesterDT68
Donnel Pumphrey JrHB68
Boston ScottHB68
Blake CountessSS67
Nathan GerryLOLB67
Daeshon HallRE67
LJ FortMLB66
Josh HawkinsCB66
Shareef MillerRE66
Hassan RidgewayDT66
Halapoulivaati VaitaiRT66
Stefen WisniewskiLG66
Tre SullivanFS63
Jeremiah McKinnonCB62
Joe OstmanLE62
Deiondre HallSS61
Bruce HectorDT61
Cody KesslerQB61
Godwin IgwebuikeSS60
Matt PryorRG59
Carlton AgudosiWR58
Tyreek BurwellLT58
Jordan MailataLT58
Nate SudfeldQB57
Anthony FabianoC56
Clayton ThorstonQB56
Rick LovatoTE41
  • Fletcher Cox, at 96, is the highest rated Eagles player in the game and the only Bird in the top 15. Jason Kelce is second, listed at 94, and Zach Ertz is third, given a 93 rating.
  • Desean Jaccson got an 85.
  • They ranked Ronald Darby as the best Birds corner, with an 82. Avonte Maddox was second with a 78 and Jalen Mills got a 74. Sidney Jones is a 76 and Cre’Von LeBlanc a 73.
  • First round draft pick Andre Dillard is rated a 70, which feels low to me, but of course I don’t know how you rate a guy who has never played an NFL game.
  • Stefen Wisniewski was rated 66, which is really low. Wis is a good player.
  • Rick Lovato, the long snapper, is listed as a backup tight end and rated a 41.
  • Nate Sudfeld and Clayton Thorson are both in the bottom five of the Eagles list, with a 57 and 56, respectively.
  • Cox, Ertz, and Kelce all were given a 98 awareness rating.
  • The fastest Bird? Madden has a five way tie between Maddox, Jaccson, Darby, Shelton Gibson, and Josh Hawkins, all given a 93.
  • Blake Countess and Maddox have the Birds’ highest acceleration rating, a 94.
  • Maddox was given a team-high 96 agility rating.
  • Brandon Brooks was given a team-high 96 strength rating.

What do you think? Did EA Sports get it right?

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