Few things mark the arrival of a new NFL season in a more exciting manner than the launch of the newest installment of the EA Sports "Madden" franchise.
The real sports world may still be in turmoil this summer, but that hasn't slowed down the video game sports world. Less than a month after the first Madden 21 trailer was released, the first player ratings have been revealed.
Things kicked off on Thursday with the release of the ratings for every rookie quarterback taken in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The first thing that stands out is that there are some surprisingly low ratings on the list. Nobody is really expecting a rookie QB to come in at 80 overall, but a 73 for Tua Tagovailoa, who was once considered a possible first-overall pick, is definitely going to raise some eyebrows.
Los Angeles Chargers fans also aren't going to like that No. 6 overall pick Justin Herbert is rated 1 overall lower than No. 26 pick Jordan Love.
It's no surprise to see Jalen Hurts have the highest overall for any QB selected outside of the first round, as he was the only passer drafted in Round 2 or 3.
After that, the Indianapolis Colts' Jacob Eason and Buffalo Bills' Jake Fromm are the top-rated late-round QB picks, trailed closely by the Tennessee Titans' Cole McDonald and New York Jets' James Morgan.
There's still no word on any potential delay for the 2020 NFL season, but either way, fans will get their first chance to see this year's rookies on the field in "Madden 21."
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