The Kansas City Chiefs are usually a dominant force in Madden. Yes, that’s right, the video game. Usually, if you pick the Chiefs, you are using the best team in the game just solely based off the weapons on the team. In this video game universe, that’s the only thing that matters.
Every year Madden will release player rankings by position group. They release a list with the top-10 players at that position. This year the Chiefs will have a player on both the quarterback list and the tight end list. However, for the first time in a while, the Chiefs do not have a player on the top-10 wide receivers list.
Former Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill is second-ranked in Madden
The Chiefs used to have a top-three receiver, tight end, and quarterback trio in the game. Now, it’s just Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce on these list.
While Hill isn’t the best receiver in the game, that would be held by Davante Adams, he is the third best, with a 97 overall out of a possible 99. Cooper Kupp is the other receiver above him, and that is of course well deserved.
The Chiefs’ receiver ratings this year are, awful, to say the least. According to Chiefs Core on Twitter, the Chiefs have just one player with at least an 80 overall. That player is JuJu Smith-Schuster, who is listed at 80. Mecole Hardman came in as the second-best receiver on the team with a 79 overall, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling was the third-best receiver on the team with a 76 overall.
Some of these rankings are disrespectful, honestly. Smith-Schuster has shown he is a top receiver in the league over the last few years. Now, is he a top five or ten receiver in the league, no? However, he is better deserving than the rating he got, a rating he got just because of an injury riddled season last year.
Madden is disrespecting the Chiefs and the way they built their team this year. While it doesn’t have an effect on anything, and the rankings will likely change throughout the season, it still feels wrong.
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