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LA Chargers Madden 21 ratings: Where they got it right and wrong

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The “too low” Madden 21 ratings on the LA Chargers:

These players deserve to be at least three overall points higher than they are rated in Madden 21. In order of highest overall to lowest, here are the players that did not get the love they deserve from EA.

Mike Williams — 81 overall

The fact that Mike Williams is an 81 overall is a joke. Yes, you can make a really easy case that Williams will regress in 2020 with Tyrod Taylor under center and a reduced number of targets. However, that not only has not happened yet, but Williams is also coming off of a fantastic season.

Williams led the league in yards per reception and was 25th among wide receivers in yards. Despite this, he is tied for the 42nd-highest-rated wide receiver in the game with guys like A.J. Brown, Michael Gallup and Sammy Watkins.

I get that Williams is young but he really should be an 84 or 85 after the season he had in 2019. That is where young standout receiver Courtland Sutton is ranked and would put Williams alongside the likes of D.J. Moore, Jarvis Landry, Alshon Jeffrey and Marvin Jones.

Rayshawn Jenkins — 70 overall

It is almost like they had no idea who Rayshawn Jenkins was and just gave him a baseline 70 rating. Jenkins did a wonderful job in filling in for Derwin James last season and is rated lower than Nasir Adderley, a second-year safety who was hurt last year.

I personally am really high on Adderley’s potential but you cannot justify giving him a higher rating than Jenkins, who actually played a significant number of snaps and made a tangible difference.

He is by no means an elite safety and should not be in the 80s, but he should be in the 75-76 range. A 70 rating is criminal.

Tyrod Taylor — 69 overall

If you follow my work here at Bolt Beat then you know I am as critical of Tyrod Taylor as it comes, but it is still asinine that he is a 69 overall. How doesn’t the man at least get in the 70s!?

I get that he has not had a tangible starting role since 2017 and that is a big reason why I have been so concerned about him starting in 2020. However, compared to other quarterbacks in the league, it is clear that he should at least be a 72 in Madden 21.

If Jordan Love, who won’t start for the Green Bay Packers for at least two years, is a 71 then Tyrod Taylor is a 72. Period.