Monday, January 24, 2022

Complete Bears Madden Rankings Come With Lots of Controversy


The rumored Chicago Bears Madden rankings have been a source of major debate. However, the official numbers still hadn’t come out so it was difficult to get a feel for where the developers actually saw the Bears as a team. At last those numbers are out and but the list of controversies haven’t diminished.

Suffice to say the Bears remain a team that is widely viewed with an air of pessimism. They have some individually talented players but all told the belief is that “okay” is the best they can hope for against the other teams in the league. So where exactly were the big surprises this time around? Scattered everywhere.

If there is one thing to say about it, the Bears have plenty of motivation at their disposal without fear of running out this season.

Bears Madden rankings have their share of good and bad surprises

The ongoing argument over Adrian Amos will be a fascinating one. Somehow he’s the highest-ranked player on the entire Bears roster. Do people remember he was actually benched in favor of Quintin Demps at the start of last season? He’s not a bad safety. That’s not the issue. It’s merely the fact that he’s being ranked above guys like Kevin Byard, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Glover Quin despite all those men making significantly more plays.

On the flip side, Allen Robinson being an 87 is actually solid. Keep in mind he missed all of last year with a torn ACL and the year before he failed to top 900 yards with just six touchdowns. That’s how much credibility he’s built since his Pro Bowl year in 2015. At 24-years old he can still be that dominant force again.

The big problem centers on Mitch Trubisky. A 74? Just by itself, that’s an insult to the progress he made last season it pretty crappy circumstances. Then to know that every first round quarterback in this draft class has a rating as good or better than him? Not to mention Patrick Mahomes. It’s a joke. He’s done more than all of those guys so far in this league and to get a rating like that is a slap in the face.

People wonder why Madden has steadily seen it’s total sales slacken over the past couple years. Not only are the game impossible to differ from one to the other for the most part, they’re also hard to take serious.

Erik Lambert
Educated to be a writer at the prestigious Columbia College in Chicago, Erik has spent the past 10 years covering the Bears.

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