EA Sports released the overall ratings for every NFL player in their upcoming video game ‘Madden NFL 19’ on Tuesday. Always an interesting talking point at this point of the offseason, their ratings have already had fans enraged, Chicago Bears fans included.
Safety Adrian Amos ended up with the Bears’ highest overall rating with a 90 overall. Equipped with a 92 speed, 93 acceleration and 87 awareness, Amos is the game’s fifth-highest strong safety, with an overall equal to that of the unofficially-retired Kam Chancellor, and higher than that of players like Landon Collins and Keanu Neal.
Wide receiver Allen Robinson was given the second-highest rating on the team with an 87 overall. He’s an athletic wide out with a 90 awareness, 90 speed, 93 acceleration and 89 agility, although ratings such as route running and catching have yet to be released.
The rest of the Bears’ top eight can be seen below. Interestingly enough, three of them are players who were added in free agency this year: Robinson, Trey Burton and Taylor Gabriel.
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It was announced last Tuesday that first-round pick Roquan Smith was given an 81 overall, a rating that ties for the eighth-best on the team, and that second-round pick Anthony Miller received a 74. Fellow second-round pick James Daniels also received a 74 overall.
Controversially, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky only has a 74 overall, which is two points lower than his 76 overall from last year’s ‘Madden’. Bears fans all across Twitter took to complaining that the second-year signal-caller is only the 38th-best quarterback in the game.
Another interesting tidbit of information: tight end Zach Miller - whose leg injury from last year put his football career in serious jeopardy - was given an 81 overall. While technically still a member of the team after being re-signing back in June, his 2018 season was ended after he was placed on the PUP list.
Other notable ratings include a 79 overall for Kyle Long, Charles Leno Jr. and Leonard Floyd, an 81 for Cody Whitehair and 80 for Eddie Jackson, Bryce Callahan and Kyle Fuller.
The Bears have the 25th overall ranking as a team in ‘Madden’ with a 75 overall. ‘Madden NFL 19’ comes out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows on August 10.
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