Some players laugh off the grades being handed out by the developers and happily accept an extra check but there are far more who take offense to the game’s apparent show of disrespect. So who is right to gripe with the Madden 20 player ratings? Without further ado let’s run through some of the biggest debates and reactions surrounding Monday’s announcement and determine whether the players and their fans should be upset with this year’s grades.

Fortunately for Miami there is nowhere else to go but up. And let’s not forget these ratings are updated frequently throughout the season. So if Brian Flores and his team are competitive expect to see a significant rating increase for most of the Dolphins’ roster.

This slight didn’t escape notice. One of the players who knows Brees best wide receiver Michael Thomas was one of the first to call foul. Thomas wrote on his official Twitter account that “Brees don’t play video games 99 in real life!”

Player ratings are locked in until the season starts with weekly updates reflecting changes to rosters and individual performance being released from the game’s developers. So Brees will probably not be rated so low for too long unless he’s truly fallen off a cliff as aging quarterbacks sometimes do. Still it’s impressive to see how his reputation is carried throughout the NFL and how his fellow players think of him.

During his time at Penn State a video went viral of Barkley being able to clean 450 pounds and squat 650 pounds. Likewise Barkley still holds several of the Nittany Lions’ weight room records.

In addition to his work in a college weight room Barkley put on a show at the 2018 NFL Combine where he put up 29 reps on the bench press which placed him in the 97th percentile among running backs.

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