Fans are upset upon seeing the Madden ’23 WR ratings this week. The game’s newest edition is leaking its overall player rankings before the game is ultimately released this August.
On Monday, fans got a chance to see the pass catchers. It’s safe to say that many disagreed with the original ratings. Take a look for yourself.
The top 10 wideouts in the NFL, according to Madden, are as follows.
- Davante Adams 99 OVR
- Cooper Kupp 98 OVR
- Tyreek Hill 97 OVR
- DeAndre Hopkins 96 OVR
- Stefon Diggs 95 OVR
- Justin Jefferson 93 OVR
- Mike Evans 92 OVR
- Terry McLaurin 91 OVR
- Keenan Allen 91 OVR
- Amari Cooper 90 OVR
It’s no surprise to see Adams and Kupp at the top of the list. Adams joins the ’99 Club’ and is widely considered to be the top pass catcher in the game. Kupp is fresh off of a Super Bowl winning season where he led the league in catches, yards, and touchdowns.
Hill, Diggs, Jefferson, and Co. have proven to be worthy of their ratings, but it’s a player that was left off of this leaderboard that has folks upset.
Fans blast Madden WR ratings for putting Amari Cooper over Ja’Marr Chase
One name that was left off of the board was Ja’Marr Chase, who’s fresh off of a 1,400-yard season and a Super Bowl appearance. Just a rookie, Chase led the Bengals in receiving and was quarterback Joe Burrow’s favorite target. Chase more than doubled the next closest teammate in touchdown receptions, and he averaged an incredible 18 yards per catch.
Some believe that was worthy of a rating higher than Amari Cooper, who’s never tallied a 1,400-yard season and had 865 yards last year with Dallas.
Take a look at the immediate reaction.
Bruh where tf is Jamarr Chase??
— Betting Machine (@marzbets) July 18, 2022
WHY IS CHASE NOT ON HERE
— 🅔🅛🅘 (@EliTooCold) July 18, 2022
the fact that amari cooper is a higher overall than jamarr chase is crazy
— bernard (11-6) (53-29) 🏆 (@badfranchisetbh) July 18, 2022
No disrespect to Amari but chase should be here and JJ gotta be higher
— 🤞🏽 (@iTylen) July 18, 2022
look me dead in my eyes and tell me amari cooper is better than ja’marr chase
— Ryan👑 (@rybry55) July 18, 2022
There were actually a few saying that Deebo Samuel should’ve gotten the nod over Cooper, too. Samuel was one of the most dynamic players in the league last year, racking up 1,770 yards from scrimmage. He, like Chase, notched a 1,400-yard season as a receiver while leading the 49ers in both rushing and receiving scores.
completely snubbed deebo samuel. this ain’t it, fam.
— 𝚌𝚛𝚢𝚜; (@crystalscuor) July 18, 2022
Where is Deebo? Disrespect is real.
— G V (@gv49ers) July 18, 2022
It appears to be a huge swing and a miss by Madden on the WR ratings.