Madden disrespects Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan
Atlanta Falcons fans are counting down to August 2, 2019. That is the day that Madden 20 will be released and like every other year, most controversial part of the video game is the player ratings.
One of the new features to the video game is X-Factors. Madden wanted to make star players elite in the game. There are fifty X-Factors and the only player on the Atlanta Falcons roster listed among them is Julio Jones.
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind he is a star in this league. However, Madden has disrespected Matt Ryan by not having him as on of the 50 available X-Factors.
Imagine an MVP who has put the seasons that Matt Ryan has not being an X-Factor. This would not happen to anyone else in any sport.
The quarterbacks that are X-Factors on the Madden 20 video game include Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck, Patrick Mahomes, Cam Newton, Philip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, and Russell Wilson.
The fact that Matt Ryan is not in this group and other quarterbacks like Cam Newton and Andrew Luck is disrespectful and absolutely ridiculous.
Matt Ryan is on his way to a hall of fame career and has accomplished more in his career than most quarterbacks on this list. Ryan won MVP during the 2016 season for the Atlanta Falcons. Luck, Rivers, Roethlisberger, Brees, and Wilson have never won MVP during the regular season.
Fans want to brag about Super Bowl wins to judge a quarterback when it is not as relevant because that is a team accomplishment. Hoisting a Super Bowl only adds to a quarterbacks accomplishments, does not detract from anything that they have done.
Many of the X-Factors on this list have not even been to a Super Bowl including Patrick Mahomes, Phillip Rivers, and Andrew Luck. Matt Ryan’s postseason run in 2016 was one of the best in NFL history; the Atlanta Falcons defense let him down during Super Bowl 51.
Having Cam Newton has an X-Factor and not Matt Ryan is a huge slap in the face because Cam Newton has never had back to back winning seasons in his career. Ryan had five consecutive winning seasons from 2008-2012. He also had back to back winning seasons 2016-2017. Hell, Cam Newton is flying coach and begging passengers to swap seats and that is what it takes to be an X-Factor?
As a consolation prize, Madden gave him superstar ability, which is one step behind X-Factor. However, they also gave superstar abilities to Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson as well.
Watson and Baker are appropriately rated in this tier but Lamar Jackson is terrible. Ryan should be in a tier above them as these players are early in their careers and still have a lot to prove.
Madden disrespected Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan by not having him as an X-Factor. However, it will all be okay as the Madden developers mentions will be flooded as Matt Ryan will go on to have a better season than all of the X-Factors when he wins his second MVP award in four seasons.