Madden ’23 continues to roll out player ratings for some of the NFL’s top talents position-by-position. On Monday it was the tight ends and wide receivers, but Tuesday’s reveal featured edge rushers and linebackers.

While none of these Madden lists are ever accurate, there was one Titan-sized omission among the edge rushers.

Where in the world is Harold Landry?

Landry falls outside of the top 20 edge rushers with an 83 overall rating. This is a player coming off of a career-high 12 sacks, ranking 10th in the NFL, and his first trip to the Pro Bowl. Landry also achieved career bests in tackles for loss (14) and quarterback pressures (49).

His 2021 campaign wasn’t a flash in the pan, either. In 2019, Landry finished 11th in the NFL with nine sacks. He has totaled 31 sacks in four seasons with the Titans since being drafted in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

It gets worse.

Next, let’s examine Madden’s top 10 edge rushers when it comes to their finesse moves.

Melvin Ingram at No. 9? Go home Madden, you’re drunk.

Ingram has just nine sacks over the last three seasons. The only people Ingram is finessing are the general managers that keep handing out big money to a pass rusher that is light years past his prime.

Landry isn’t the only member of the Titans’ front seven that is being disrespected. With interior defensive linemen and secondary players yet to be revealed, no other Titans defender cracks the 80 overall threshold.

The Titans never get any sort of respect in the offseason. Whether it’s with oddsmakers in Las Vegas, talking heads on national networks, or video game ratings, Tennessee is always getting the short end of the stick.

It’s important to note that oftentimes Madden will purposefully botch certain players’ ratings just to get a rise out of specific fanbases. The Titans’ fanbase is one that is known to act out online, so this would be the perfect plan for EA Sports to get some free advertising.

While most players ignore these types of things, there are some that absolutely use it as a motivational tool. The Titans’ defense is once again being overlooked and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Giving this hungry pass rush an extra reason to improve is a recipe for complete and utter destruction in the upcoming season.

Only time will tell where Jeffery Simmons, Kevin Byard, and the rest of the Titans’ defense ranks.

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