Offensive LA Chargers who deserve a higher Madden rating:
Justin Herbert (80 Overall)
This overall was easily the one that caught my attention the most.
Herbert’s 80 overall ranks him at the 15th best quarterback in madden. Herbert ranked 6th in passing yards (4,336) and 10th in passing touchdowns (31) in the 2020 season. All of these rankings while not playing in the first game of the season.
For me, there are a couple of quarterbacks higher than Herbert who shouldn’t be there. Derek Carr (81), Matthew Stafford (83), and Baker Mayfield (84), should not be higher than Herbert. Stafford is a little close for me just because he was on the Lions.
While this lower overall could give him more room to work his way up, there’s no reason the offensive rookie of the year should almost be in the 70s. Especially with the numbers Herbert put up last season.
If I had to pick an overall for Herbert, I’d go either an 84 or 85.
Corey Linsley (88 Overall)
This overall goes toward more the ranking than the number.
I think Linsley is deserving of an 88 overall, but according to Madden, this ranks him as the 4th best center in the league. He’s behind Rodney Hudson (92), Jason Kelce (91), and Ryan Jensen (89).
This last season, Linsley gave up only one sack and didn’t have any penalties towards him. All of these stats earned him first-team all-pro. None of the people ahead of him were first-team all-pro, with the exception of Jason Kelce.
If I had to give Linsley an overall, I would give him a 91 overall and have him at least ranked in the top-2.