Philadelphia Eagles corner Darius Slay has thoughts on his Madden rating.
“I know one thing. Madden better have me 90-plus overall.” Those were the words of Philadelphia Eagles star cornerback Darius Slay just five days after everyone celebrated another Fourth of July via his Twitter account. We’ve all known this for a while, but not only are these NFL stars alpha males, they’re also prideful people.
It’s cool. They’ve earned that, and anyone who earns three Pro Bowl nods and a First-team All-Pro nod in his first seven NFL seasons deserves to beat themselves on the chest a little. If you’re an Eagles fan, you probably haven’t seen a ton of Detroit Lions football recently, other than a couple of beatdowns the Eagles took from Detroit on Thanksgiving Day in 2015 and an unexplainable loss the “Birds” and their fans had to endure this past season.
Those games sandwiched another ugly loss in 2016, one where Carson Wentz threw the first interception of his career, ironically to Mr. Slay in a late drive where Philly hoped they could snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Now, Slay is one of the good guys. He joined Philly on March 20th thanks to a trade that sent a third-round and fifth-round selection in 2020’s draft to the Lions in exchange for Slay’s services. One day later, Philly hammered a new three-year deal. Everyone’s all smiles in Philly.
So, what about the Philadelphia Eagles, Slay, and that 90-overall rating?
In 2019, Slay was, again, at the top of his game. He racked up 46 total tackles, 13 pass breakups, and two picks in 14 games. This came on the heels of two brilliant years, one in 2017 where Slay led the league with eight interceptions and another in 2018 where he tallied another 43 tackles, three picks, and 17 pass breakups.
Teams don’t throw his way much, and when they do, there isn’t much success. Darius Slay deserves that 90-overall rating, and even though EA Sports’ Madden NFL 21 doesn’t drop until August 25th of 2020, everyone will be looking to see if he earns one when the magical day comes.