Kyler Murray rips Madden 21 for its Aaron Rodgers rating
With the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals selected quarterback Kyler Murray.
Murray was an instant success and even went on to win Rookie of the Year. So everyone was probably excited to see the quarterbacks overall in Madden 21 to start the season.
Well, Madden released their top-10 quarterback rankings, and Murray had an issue with it.
No, he was not in the top-10. However, that wasn’t what his problem was.
Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers comes in as the sixth-highest ranked QB in the game, with an 89 rating.
That is what Kyler Murray did not like. He took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the subject.
So Disrespectful to AR… 🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/a2CVknVdJk
— Kyler Murray (@K1) July 13, 2020
Rodgers is a very polarizing figure. Some will tell you he is arguably the greatest, most gifted quarterback of all-time. Others will tell you he is overrated.
However, it’s hard to argue with Kyler Murray here. With very limited weapons, Rodgers threw for over 4,000 yards and had 26 touchdown passes compared to just four interceptions last season.
Over his last two seasons (he played in all 32 games), Rodgers has just six interceptions. That’s absolutely insane ball control.
Rodgers has been able to keep Green Bay’s passing offense as a legitimate threat despite having just Davante Adams as a credible target.
Yes, Adams is one of the best receivers in the game, but he’s the only real weapon in the passing game for the quarterback. So the fact that Rodgers can do what he does remains impressive.
89 overall is still a very strong rating. However, Rodgers has an incredible resume. That resume alone should earn him some “respect” points. And the fact that he’s still putting up great numbers makes this even more baffling.
It’s not like the quarterback is barely putting together passable seasons. He’s still one of the best in the game (to be fair, the game did make him the sixth-highest ranked at his position).
So a rating in the 90s might have suited Rodgers better. At least, that’s clearly how Murray sees it.