EA Sports released their Madden 20 ratings on Monday and there were some eyebrows raised when looking over the scores handed out to the Cleveland Browns
Madden 20 player ratings have now been released by EA Sports and the Cleveland Browns have three players rated above a 90. Unsurprisingly, those players are wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., defensive end Myles Garrett, and running back Kareem Hunt.
OBJ is the highest-rated player with a 96 overall with Garrett’s 91, and Hunt’s 90 behind him. Not far behind those three is cornerback Denzel Ward who was given an 88 and guard Joel Bitonio. Their highest-rated guard had an 87 overall.
Not every rating seemed to make sense though as the Browns had a few players get scores that were somewhat laughable. Here, we look at the three most egregious ratings by the popular video game which made us wonder what they were thinking.
Borderline: Christian Kirksey
Before jumping into the three worst offenses, we look deeper at Christian Kirksey who came in lower than expected — although it doesn’t really qualify as laughable. The starting linebacker entered 2018 on the heels of a season that saw him record 138 tackles. The year prior, he had 143. Even though he wasn’t on pace to have as many tackles last year, he was having a great season through the first seven games.
Kirksey had 43 tackles, five pass defenses, and his first two career interceptions. None of that seemed to impress the people at EA Sports as Kirksey came in with a score of 75. He was still given a good rating for speed and tackling but was really low in both man and zone coverage which really hurt his score.