The Game Haus will be analyzing the player ratings from Madden 20 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. Here are the Madden 20 questionable ratings: Green Bay Packers.
Davante Adams- 92
Although he missed a game, Adams had the best season of his career in 2018. He finished the season with 111 receptions for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns. While Madden did respect his game a little bit by giving him a 92 rating, they should have given him an even higher rating.
In 16 games, Adam Thielen had 113 catches for 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns, for a great season. He only outpaced Adams in catches though, while playing in one extra game. Adams should at least be rated as high as Thielen.
Adjusted Rating- 94
Aaron Rodgers- 90
He is still widely respected as one of the best quarterbacks in the league, but Madden gave him a 90 rating in their new game. This comes after a season where he threw for 4,442 yards, 25 touchdowns and two interceptions on 62.3 percent completion. Madden should’ve known better than to rate him at a 90.
Six quarterbacks were rated ahead of Rodgers, which is absurd. Tom Brady threw for 4,355 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 65.8 percent completion. While he did win another Super Bowl, his stats are very similar to Rodgers. They deserve to be rated similarly, especially at this point in Brady’s career.
Adjusted Rating- 96
Jimmy Graham- 83
Graham isn’t the player he once was, but is still a decent tight end for the Packers. In 2018, Graham hauled in 55 passes for 636 yards and two touchdowns. For his efforts last season, Graham was given a rating of 83 by Madden.
David Njoku of the Cleveland Browns had a better season than Graham in almost all regards. He had 56 catches for 639 yards and four touchdowns. Njoku was given a rating of 82, so he and Graham should likely be rated differently.
Adjusted Rating- 81
Aaron Jones- 81
Anyone playing fantasy football knows that Jones gets carries sporadically, but when he does get the ball, he is effective. He rushed for 5.5 yards per carry in 2018. Jones still rushed for 728 yards even though he missed four games.
Adrian Peterson had a comeback year for the Washington Redskins, rushing for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns. He had 4.2 yards per carry. If Jones were given the same number of opportunities it is fair to assume he would’ve done more than Peterson.
Adjusted Rating- 83