Keisean Nixon has every reason to be unhappy.
With the release of the Madden 24 video game just around the corner, the overall player ratings are being revealed each day this week.
It's impossible to get every player's rating right. But EA can miss badly. And that's exactly what has happened with Nixon, a first-team All-Pro for the Green Bay Packers last season.
Nixon will start at slot corner for the Packers this year, and he is among the best returners in football. Despite that, he has a Madden 24 rating of only 68 overall.
OK, but surely he has a perfect kick return rating? Nope. Nixon earned a 90 for kick returns. While that puts him in the top tier, he is a long way behind Cordarrelle Patterson (99), Jamal Agnew (95), and Nyheim Hines (93). Nixon has the eighth-best kick return rating, despite leading the NFL in that category last season.
Understandably, Nixon isn't too thrilled about it.
Packers All-Pro Keisean Nixon calls out disrespectful Madden 24 rating on Twitter
Nixon led the league in kick return yards and was named a first-team All-Pro last season, despite not replacing Amari Rodgers in the job until midseason.
Apparently, that's not enough for a Madden rating even as high as 70.
Here is Nixon's response on Twitter:
And who could blame him? He is absolutely right.
Packers second-year guard Sean Rhyan has a higher overall rating than Nixon. Rhyan has played one career snap on special teams, while Nixon is a first-team All-Pro. Make that make sense.
Nixon shares the same rating as rookie Dontayvion Wicks, Bo Melton, and Josiah Deguara.
Well, the only way is up. Nixon will give Madden plenty of reasons to increase his rating once the season begins. Nixon will likely start on defense, and he now gets a full year as the Packers' kick returner. A huge season awaits.