1. Kevin King, CB – 73 overall
Kevin King finally put the injury concerns behind him last season, staying healthy for most of the year. And it showed. King had a great season with the Packers, leading the team with five interceptions and also breaking up 15 passes.
King’s biggest impact always seemed to come in huge moments. Either a game-changing interception or a key pass breakup. And there’s good reason for thinking that. According to Pro Football, King was the highest-graded cornerback in the NFL in the red zone last season.
Well, that hasn’t translated to a particularly great “Madden” grade. In fact, it’s far worse than that. King ranks 93rd among cornerbacks in this year’s game. Ninety-third.
King’s overall rating is only just higher than Josh Jackson (71), who was only on the field for 10 percent of the Packers’ defensive snaps last season. King has a lower overall rating than Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Dean Lowry, and Rick Wagner.
For a player who was so instrumental in the Packers’ success last season, it’s surprising to see him have a rating anywhere below 80 overall. To see King’s rating as low as 73 is particularly surprising.
What are your thoughts on the Green Bay Packers’ ratings in the “Madden NFL 21” video game?