The Game Haus will be analyzing the player ratings from Madden 19 of every NFL team. Madden has a daunting task of rating all NFL players and their attributes. While they have the ability to correct some of these rankings with in-season roster updates, there are some issues with some of the initial rankings of players. This article will look into the head-scratching Madden 19 ratings for the Cleveland Browns.
Four years removed from his monstrous 14 game, 1646 yards and 9 touchdown campaign in 2013, Gordon remains one of the most intriguing storylines heading into the 2018 NFL season. The 27-year-old was reinstated from his indefinite suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy last season, which allowed him to return to action in week 13.
Gordon would play just 5 games in 2017, displaying a poor catch rate of 43 percent and only one touchdown. Although with the additions of Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield, Gordon should expect these struggles to end, as the Browns had a league worst 61.4 combined passer rating in 2017, which was light years away from their 77.4 combined rating the year prior. With improved quarterback play, Gordon will once again show he is a one-of-a-kind talent who should be considered one of the leagues bests.
His 82 overall is substantially low, as it ties him with fellow wide-outs Tyler Lockett and Mohamed Sanu, who combined have never surpassed Gordon’s 1646 yards and 9 touchdown marks in an individual season. Do not be surprised to see Gordon’s Madden 19 rating skyrocket as the roster updates are released.
Schobert was an unused commodity as a rookie in 2016, although after featuring in 100 percent of the Browns defensive snaps last season, the second-year man out of Wisconsin was voted to the Pro Bowl for the first time. The 24-year-old led Cleveland in total tackles with 144, forced fumbles with 3 and total snaps played at 1208.
Schobert will be given a 76 overall rating in Madden 19, which is a travesty. His 1208 total snaps in 2017 made him the second most readily available linebacker in the NFL, behind only former New York Jet, and current New Orleans Saint, Demario Davis, who will be given an 85 overall rating in Madden 19. Schobert’s 144 total tackles were tied for most in the NFL, placing him ahead of Bobby Wagner and Deion Jones, who will be rated 97 and 90 respectively.
Schobert’s defensive contributions seem to be overlooked by EA Sports due to the Cleveland Browns defensive struggles as a team in 2017. They ranked dead last in takeaways and turnover differential while being ranked fourth to last in points allowed per game.
Schobert showed that he is one of the most talented players on the roster, although this is something Madden has failed to realize. His 76 overall ties him for 13th highest among just Cleveland defensive players and places him out of the top-60 in terms of total NFL linebackers. How can you essentially lead the NFL in snaps and tackles and still be overlooked to this degree?
Josh Gordon: 88
Joe Schobert: 85