1. Aaron Rodgers, QB – 90 overall
Aaron Rodgers is ranked seventh among quarterbacks in this year’s version of the video game. Wait, what? If you’re waiting for a punchline, there isn’t one. With the utmost respect to Philip Rivers, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson — who are all elite quarterbacks — Rodgers should be ranked higher than them.
Even in what many considered to be a down year for the Packers’ star quarterback, Rodgers still finished 2018 in sixth-place for passing yards. OK — Luck threw 39 touchdown passes, Wilson 35 and Rivers 32. That compares to Rodgers’ 25, which was surprisingly low. But let’s talk about interceptions. Luck had 15. Rivers had 12. Wilson had seven, which is excellent. But Rodgers? Just two.
And let’s not forget that many believed Rodgers’ season was over when he injured his knee in Week 1. Somehow, he returned to the game and played through the injury for the rest of the year, but he was far from 100 percent. Mike McCarthy’s play-calling and outdated scheme also didn’t help.
Rodgers is a two-time league MVP and one of the best at his position in the league. But the Packers’ QB does need to bounce back after falling short of his sky-high expectations last season.
So, yes, it’s fair for Rodgers to see his player rating drop from a perfect 99 in “Madden NFL 19”. But all the way down to 90?
The title says it best — that’s laughable.