Rob Gronkowski is great, I know that, he is one of the greatest TEs to ever play, but today this left me really confused. Coming out of retirement, Gronk got a 95 overall on Madden 21, and what did Lamar Jackson get? 94. The cover boy, the MVP of the NFL got a 94, and Gronk got a 95 out of retirement. This is odd.
While, I agree with Lamar Jackson being behind Mahomes and Wilson in the rankings, but to be behind a TE who just came back into the league is wild.
The three-time Super Bowl champion earned a 95 overall rating in this year’s game, sitting behind only George Kittle (98 overall) and Travis Kelce (97 overall) among tight ends. This didn’t go over well for Twitter.
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) July 17, 2020
Neither did Gronk being higher than Lamar Jackson, that really went BAD.
Gronk got a higher rating than the MVP ? pic.twitter.com/MEganoHKod
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) July 20, 2020
Imagine ranking gronk higher than Lamar Jackson ?????? #Madden21
— Andre Nnebe (@AndreNnebe) July 17, 2020
Madden 21 ratings:
Rob Gronkowski – 95 overall
Lamar Jackson, reigning NFL MVP – 94 overall
— LeadingNFL (@LeadingNFL) July 20, 2020
Madden has Gronk at a 95 after scoring less touchdowns in his final season before retirement than Devin Funchess and has the reigning MVP Lamar Jackson at a 94 lmao whew
— Football Analysis (@FBallAnalysis) July 14, 2020
Oh and yeah, Lamar himself doesn’t love these ratings.
Lamar Jackson's reaction to his 94 overall rating on Madden 21 ? pic.twitter.com/3P5p3ODxlt
— Athlete Swag (@AthleteSwag) July 14, 2020