“I Wish it Was Better” – Lamar Jackson Expresses Disappointment at Madden Rating

Published 07/14/2020, 5:10 PM EDT


Recently, the Madden 21 video game unveiled the ratings of some of the top players this season. In light of this, Lamar Jackson received the biggest rating boost compared to the last edition.

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According to EA, Jackson is the fastest quarterback in the game, boasting of a 96-speed rating. In addition, he also possesses a 95-overall throw on the run rating and a 94 for throwing under pressure.

Furthermore, he broke into the top 10 in throw power with a 92 rating.

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However, the one thing that Lamar Jackson was not too thrilled about was his overall rating. As it turns out, his overall rating stands at 94, thus making him the third-best quarterback in the game.

It also places him right on the heels of Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson.

Speaking to ESPN, Jackson lamented, “I wish it was better. But hey, it’s better than it was last year. I guess we can roll with it till the season starts.”

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What else did Lamar Jackson say?

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The good news is that Jackson finds himself on the cover of Madden 21. A jump from 79 to 94 within the span of a year seems like a massive improvement.

However, Jackson confessed that he would have loved to see his rating climb a little higher. This is because he firmly believes that he has improved in leaps and bounds from his rookie season to his second year in the NFL.

“I just think I did better than last year,” Jackson said. “I did a lot more than people expected, and our team did. At least 96, 97 probably.”

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With this in mind, Lamar Jackson will surely be fired up to improve his performance. If or when he amasses more accolades, chances are that his rating will only improve.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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