Kyler Murray gets highest Madden 20 rookie QB rating
Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray didn’t get a super high rating but it was the best among rookies
A lot of social media contention on Monday about the Madden 20 ratings that came out. Among rookie quarterbacks, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray finished at the top of the heap.
Now, given who was drafted behind him, it isn’t a complete shock that Murray finished on top of the 2019 rookie quarterback class. He was rated a 73.
That rating didn’t sit well with a number of Cardinals fans. While it may not be an optimal rating, let’s face reality, he hasn’t taken a snap yet. And no, I don’t care what he did in college.
NCAA football is not the NFL. Madden 20 is not NCAA football. Just take the rating with a grain of salt. It really isn’t something we should be getting upset at.
Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins finished just behind him with a 72 rating. Ranked third among rookie quarterbacks was New York first round pick Daniel Jones with a 63.
A good sign that Murray’s speed is expected to be a factor is he was rated a 91 speed rating in Madden 20. That is reportedly second among all quarterbacks. Only Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is going to be rated higher when all ratings are released on July 15th.
Cardinals receiver Hakeem Butler also made the top 5 of rated rookie receivers. He finished fifth with a 72 rating. That says a lot considering he wasn’t the top receiver selected by the Cardinals.
The category that raised Butler’s stock was his spectacular catch rating of 87. Given his height and good hands, this is not a shock.
For both Murray and Butler and for all the Cardinals rookies for that matter, these aren’t final ratings. As their performance improves over the season, so should their Madden 20 ratings. For now, not much to get worked up over.