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Packers’ Aaron Rodgers sees his Madden rating drop

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Missing the playoffs for two straight seasons has done a number on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on the field. Now, missing the playoffs has affected Rodgers off the field as well.

Recently, EA Sports released the ratings for Madden 20 and Rodgers saw his ratings drop from last season. Before Madden 19 came out, Rodgers was one of seven players to receive the elusive 99-overall rating in the game.

With his current rating, Rodgers is the seventh-best QB according to EA Sports. Ahead of him, is Patrick Mahomes (97), Tom Brady (96), Philip Rivers (94), Drew Brees (92), Andrew Luck (92), and Russell Wilson (91).

Even after missing the playoffs in the last two years, Rodgers is undoubtedly one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL still. Last season, Rodgers had one of his “worst” seasons in his career with 4,442 yards, 25 touchdowns, and just two interceptions.

The veteran quarterback was able to post those numbers while nursing a bad leg injury throughout the whole season. Rodgers isn’t the only quarterback that could have a gripe with the people who decide the ratings in the Madden video game.

Along with Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, and Deshaun Watson could all have arguments on their ratings. Roethlisberger was given an 85-overall rating which is ninth among quarterbacks.

For Ryan, he was handed a rating of an 89 and is the eighth-best quarterback in the game. Finally, Watson was surprisingly given an 82-overall rating which is 13th among quarterbacks.

With how competitive Rodgers is, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if he used his Madden rating as a sense of motivation for the upcoming season. After all, there have been other people besides the people at EA Sports who have been critical of Rodgers recently.