Players around the league have wasted no time in chiming in on the reveal of their Madden 21 ratings. While some are relishing in their boosted attributes, many like Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon are insulted by the result.
EA Sports is announcing the ratings by group after officially releasing the top-10 quarterback list to kickstart reveal. Gordon took to Twitter to express his displeasure with falling out of the running back rankings with a 79 overall:
Not top ten hahah at this rate madden gon rate me a 79 with no X factor !!! …. we need a season so I can boss up … NO 🧢
— F L ⚡️ S H (@Melvingordon25) July 10, 2020
Gordon's rating took a tremendous dip from last year when he was the fourth-best running back in the game with a 92 overall. Fortunately, they are subject to change throughout the course of the 2020 NFL season, and he should have ample opportunities to trend upward.
It is safe to say that changing teams within the AFC West had a significant impact on how Madden viewed Gordon's prospects. He had served as the feature back for the Los Angeles Chargers and was hoping to eventually get paid like one, which led to his holdout to start the 2020 campaign. His absence allowed running back Austin Ekeler to earn a long-term deal of his own as the pair ultimately wound up splitting backfield duties.
Gordon could have a similar problem on his hands in Denver playing alongside running back Phillip Lindsay. Fortunately, they are optimistic about their potential as one of the league's most talented rushing duos.
The Broncos will need to make it come to fruition if they hope to spark a potential resurgence on offense while providing Gordon with the rating he feels he deserves.