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Buccaneers’ Tom Brady’s rating drops drastically for Madden 21

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Now officially a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, longtime New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is currently gearing up for his first-ever go-round outside of Foxborough, Massachusetts. With a new NFL campaign getting ready to kick off sooner rather than later as July is nearing its midway point, that means that Brady will be featured with the Buccaneers as a result of the soon-to-be-released “Madden 21” video game.

However, Brady’s overall rating, which is an even 90 this time around, has dropped drastically as Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was dealt a nearly perfect rating of 99 — for reference, via ESPN.

Notably on the cover of EA Sports’ “Madden 2001” nearly 20 years ago, Brady’s overall rating has dropped a total of six points as the future Pro Football Hall of Fame signal-caller came in at a 96 in what would ultimately become his final season in New England. It is also worth noting that he will begin his Buccaneers tenure with his worst starting rating since the early 2000s. Not only that, but Brady’s six-point dip has moved him from second to fifth in “Madden 21” quarterback ratings.

With the aforementioned Mahomes leading the way, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees all sit in front of the Tampa Bay signal-caller as it stands today.

On the gridiron, Brady and company won’t have it easy to start as the NFC South division is surely one of the toughest in all of football. With the Buccaneers slated to matchup against the Saints, Atlanta Falcons, and Carolina Panthers two times each in 2020-21, the eventual NFC South Champion will have no doubt earned its spot atop the standings.