Kyler Murray’s first official rating for Madden 2021 has been revealed.
The reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year comes in at 77.
There were rumors circulating with regards to Murray’s rating over the course of this past week, but it was officially announced to the world on Thursday’s episode of ESPN’s First Take.
Murray himself was live with the cast for the unveil and was rightfully frustrated. The former Heisman winner ended the 2019 campaign with an idenitcal rating of 77.
“Honestly I thought you all were joking ... I can’t really say everything I want to say on the air right now, I kind of take it as disrespect.”
You can understand Murray’s frustration at the rating, considering Bengal’s quarterback Joe Burrow (who has yet to play a down of NFL football) netted a ranking of 76.
Those were who fortunate enough to land in the top 10 at the quarterback position were released earlier this week by EA Sports:
Patrick Mahomes - 99
Russell Wilson - 97
Lamar Jackson - 94
Drew Brees - 93
Tom Brady - 90
Aaron Rodgers - 89
Matt Ryan - 87
Deshaun Watson - 86
Dak Prescott - 84
Carson Wentz - 84
Also on Thursday, the top ten corners were announced with Patrick Peterson netting a ranking of 88. That puts him tied for eighth at his position with the likes of Philadelphia's Darius Slay and Miami’s Byron Jones.
The game’s top safeties were also announced, however Arizona’s Pro Bowl standout Budda Baker did not crack the top 10.
My social media is flooded with fan Disappointment with me not being in top 10 on madden lol! I don’t care about it but it is cool to see. I fks wit my Budda Baker fans ✊ ✊— Budda Baker (@buddabaker32) July 16, 2020
On Wednesday it was announced that Cardinal OLB Chandler Jones was ranked seventh amongst the league’s top pass rushers at 95 overall. Jones figures to be the lone Cardinal defensive player to surpass a ranking of 90+. DeAndre Hopkins is rumored to be in the mid to high 90s as the team’s likely only offensive representative in that range.
What do you think about these initial rankings for some of the Cardinals top players? Too high? Too low? Let me know in the comments below.