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LA Chargers: Five overrated and underrated Madden 21 rankings

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 1: Michael Badgley #4 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Ty Long #1 after a fourth quarter game-tying field goal against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on December 1, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 1: Michael Badgley #4 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Ty Long #1 after a fourth quarter game-tying field goal against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on December 1, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

A new Madden game always means new ratings controversies. What happened with some of the scores for LA Chargers’ players?

Madden 21 releases in just a month and all of the player ratings have officially been released for the game. There’s always interesting discussion on Twitter and other platforms when the ratings drop about who’s overrated and underrated. That’s no different this year, as of course, many fans believe the ratings adjusters have it wrong.

To check out all the Madden ratings for the entire LA Chargers‘ roster, you can head over here. Let’s dive in to some of the scores.

Underrated: Joey Bosa, 91

Joey Bosa’s Madden rating clocks in at about a 91. After the best season of his career, he went up three points. That’s not necessarily bad from the standpoint of the ratings adjusters, but it’s a little weird seeing the defensive ends in front of Bosa.

J.J. Watt received a 98 rating. While Watt looks great when healthy, he’s going on 32 years old and has missed 19 games in his last three seasons. Cameron Jordan had a few more sacks than Bosa in 2019, but barely had half the tackles that Bosa accumulated. Calais Campbell ranked four points higher than Bosa despite having five fewer sacks and 30 fewer tackles.

It obviously isn’t all about stats, but Bosa is younger, more athletic, and had more complete seasons as a defender than many of the guys ahead of him. Some will argue that the Texans, Saints, and Ravens were more successful in 2019 than Bosa’s Chargers, but that shouldn’t have much impact on an individual rating. Perhaps Madden puts an emphasis on sacks, but even then, Bosa accumulated more sacks than some of the defensive ends ahead of him.

What it should be: 95

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