Even in gaming, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is disrespected.
It isn’t just with Carson Wentz. In any circle of fans or in any debate where football fans are present, we’ll dissect quarterbacks until the cows come home. We do it for the pros, and these days, we even do it for the guys coming out of high school. It’s sort of the birthright for any football fan. By now, you’ve probably learned two things about the Philadelphia Eagles superstar signal-caller regardless of what your opinion about him is or what team you cheer for.
Fans are never going to agree about what he is or isn’t, and he’s probably never going to get the respect that he deserves until he wins a Super Bowl (or at least makes a few deep playoff runs). Recently, “Birds” fans were treated to a piece of information that they may not have been aware of. Wentz isn’t just disrespected in the real world. Now, he’s even being disrespected by the gaming community.
QB1 on the Philadelphia Eagles gets an unfavorable Madden rating.
As we approach the midpoint of July, everyone patiently awaits the release of Madden NFL 21, which is set to drop on August 25th. Over the course of the next few days, player ratings will be a huge talking point, and as the second full week of our country’s seventh month kicked off, we’ve seen rookie rankings, Patrick Mahomes being named to the “99 Club” (the highest overall ranking that a player can receive, and we’ve gotten a ranking of the game’s top ten quarterbacks.
According to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, Carson Wentz gets an 84-overall rating. That’s good enough for tenth on the list. Honestly, you can argue that it’s a pretty fair number, but he’s ranked behind Dak Prescott and Matt Ryan. Ladies and gentlemen, Matt Ryan and Dak Prescott aren’t better than Carson Wentz.
Dak’s weapons, for the most part, have been superior to the ones Wentz has, and he can’t get it done. Wentz lost his best weapons in 2019, and you know how that ended up. Oh, and Wentz beat Dak on the way to a division title with a depleted offensive roster. Who knows what’s going on with Ryan. He’s had Julio Jones and superior offensive talent. Give Julio Jones, Todd Gurley II, and Calvin Ridley to Carson Wentz. What type of numbers do you think he’ll put up then?
Sure, even if you disagree, you can see what the rankings team was doing with the rest of the list, but placing Wentz behind an always-underperforming Ryan and Dak Prescott, who the Dallas Cowboys don’t even act like they value all the time, makes no sense. For these who are interested, here’s where everyone else fell, according to Rothstein:
Patrick Mahomes (first), Russell Wilson (second), Lamar Jackson (third), Drew Brees (fourth), Tom Brady (fifth), Aaron Rodgers (sixth), Matt Ryan (seventh), Deshaun Watson (eight), Dak Prescott (ninth), Carson Wentz (tenth). At the time of this story being published, this list hasn’t been confirmed by EA Sports, the creators of the Madden franchise. We’ll see how things look on the actual release date.