Russell Wilson Gets 97 Rating in Madden 21, Behind Only Mahomes
In an annual event that is almost as anticipated as the draft itself, EA Sports latest version of their wildly popular video game, "Madden NFL" has leaked the individual player ratings and Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson received a near-perfect score of 97.
Wilson is the second-highest rated player among his group following only Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes who was one of just four players to get a perfect rating of 99 out of 99. The others were Aaron Donald, Stephon Gilmore and Christian McCaffrey.
For Seahawks fans, Wilson's brilliance has long been understood but it seems that, finally, the 8-year veteran is finally getting the national recognition he deserves.
ESPN.com Staff Writer Michael Rothstein analyzed Wilson's ranking in a piece he did regarding the video game ratings for 2020 as such:
"(Russell)Wilson played at an MVP level last year and could have maybe won the award had Lamar Jackson not had a transcendent season. Wilson threw for over 4,000 yards for the first time since 2016 and hit 30-plus touchdown passes for the third straight year, jumping him up from a 91 overall to start last year and from sixth to second among quarterbacks."
Here's how the Top 10 QBs were stacked up:
- Patrick Mahomes, 99 overall
- Russell Wilson, 97 overall
- Lamar Jackson, 94 overall
- Drew Brees, 93 overall
- Tom Brady, 90 overall
- Aaron Rodgers, 89 overall
- Matt Ryan, 87 overall
- Deshaun Watson, 86 overall
- Dak Prescott, 84 overall
- Carson Wentz, 84 overall
Here's a look at DangeRuss through his first eight seasons as the seahawks signal caller: