It’s the time of the NFL offseason where fans get to see the Madden video game ratings of their favorite players. The Los Angeles Rams were among the teams who’s ratings were released and let’s just say, some of them are wrong.
Madden 20 comes out on August 2nd but EA Sports released the ratings for most of the players as they do every year. Before the game reaches stores, fans will take this time to argue who received a wrong rating or were treated unfairly.
For instance, Ben Roethlisberger is only an 85 overall-rated player and Keenan Allen is an 89. Those two players deserve to be in the 90s club. EA Sports may have laid an egg with some of the player’s ratings but a couple of the Rams are accurately rated.
For starters, Aaron Donald is one of four players in the game to be rated a 99-overall. Donald is the best defensive player in the NFL and is rated like it in Madden 20.
The most controversial one may be Todd Gurley, who comes in with a 97-overall rating and is the highest-rated running back in the game. Despite the knee injury, Gurley is still one of the best at his position.
There were also some glaring mistakes from EA Sports in terms of the Rams.
Here are three players on the Rams who are rated wrong in Madden 20.
3. Greg Zuerlein (80 Overall)
Kickers are people too. One of the biggest snubs in terms of his Madden rating is Greg Zuerlein, who is somehow given an 80-overall rating.
Among kickers, Zuerlein is currently tied with Stephen Gostkowski as the fourth-best kicker in the game. The four three kickers ahead of them are Justin Tucker, Robbie Gould, and Aldrick Rosas. Tucker is the highest-rated kicker at an 87-overall—and deservedly so.
The worst part of Zuerlein’s rating is his kick power is significantly lower than it should be. The Rams kicker was given a kick power rating of a 95—which is good enough for 16th in the game. Sixteenth?!?!?! (Soulja Boy voice).
One of the last kicks that Zuerlein made was a 57-yard field goal that sent the Rams to the Super Bowl.
2. Samson Ebukam (80 Overall)
It was surprising to see Madden give Samson Ebukam an 80-overall rating in this year’s game. The Rams edge rusher had an alright season in 2018 but likely not one that warranted an 80-overall rating.
In 2018, the Rams ranked 15th in the NFL in sacks with 41 of them. Out of those 41 sacks, their outside linebackers combined for just six sacks.
As for Ebukam, he only had three sacks on the season and is rated ahead of a player like Kyle Van Noy. Undoubtedly, Ebukam is continuing to get better but it’s arguable that the edge rusher deserves an 80-overall rating this year.
After all, the 24-year-old pass rusher likely had just one memorable performance in 2018. That performance came in Week 11 in the historic game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In that game, Ebukam had one sack and two defensive touchdowns in the Rams 54-51 victory.
1. Cory Littleton (75 Overall)
As Stephen A. Smith would say, Cory Littleton’s rating in Madden 20 is absolutely blasphemous. The Rams inside linebacker was given a 75-overall rating this year after a fantastic 2018 season.
Last season, Littleton was given the nod as the lead inside linebacker for the Rams in 2018. Littleton performed well, racking up 125 total tackles, four sacks, three interceptions, and 13 pass deflections.
Currently, Littleton is the 31st ranked middle linebacker in Madden 20. That’s even behind Reuben Foster who started in just six games in 2018 with just 29 tackles.
The athletic linebacker for the Rams is also rated just three overall points higher than Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson—the Rams backup running backs.
In conclusion, the people who came up with Littleton’s Madden rating are dead wrong.