3 Bengals who were majorly snubbed in Madden ratings

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Which members of the Cincinnati Bengals got hosed in the Madden ratings? Let’s take a look at three who should have had higher ratings. 

Madden is known to have questionable rating systems and these four guys somehow fell on that list. You will see just how odd this is when I dive into their rankings amongst their peers in terms of overall in the game itself.

The Cincinnati Bengals have always seemed to be oddly ranked in Madden games and this year proves to be no different.

Madden ratings courtesy of EA sports

All stats courtesy of NFL.com

Trey Hendrickson

Given an 85 overall rating, Trey Hendrickson was deemed the ninth-best right end in the NFL last season. The Bengals only have one 90 overall player on their defense in Jessie Bates III so to not even put Hendrickson close to him is just interesting, to say the least.

Looking at his effect on the field last year shows different than this as he outplayed many of the people rated higher than him. This is another rating that will be higher than what he started at.

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow is ranked fifth in Madden among QBs with a 90 overall rating. Burrow isn’t even the highest-rated player on the Bengals either. Nope, not Ja’Marr Chase… Joe Mixon has an overall of 93 in Madden making him the best player on the team.

No offense to Mixon but the man who led us to a Super Bowl appearance is only a 90. Burrow’s rating will also likely increase by the end of the year but not by much assuming what it takes.

Ja’Marr Chase

The most shocking of all is Ja’Marr Chase’s rating after his record-breaking year. He came in at an 87 overall making him the 20th highest wide receiver in the game. This is the most confusing to fans as he put up 1.4k yards last year while making it to the Super Bowl.

It’s inexcusable to have Chase rated so low but he’ll use this as motivation and will make sure other teams feel the wrath.