The highest rated player from the Arizona Cardinals is DeAndre Hopkins with a 98 rating.
EA Sports recently released player ratings from every position on the field in the upcoming Madden 21 game. The community is currently in an uproar about how some of the players were rated – either too high or too low.
The Arizona Cardinals players were no different. DeAndre Hopkins, who is argued to be the best receiver in football, was rated a 98 overall behind Michael Thomas. Thomas led the league in receptions and yards, however, so it makes sense as to why he was the highest rated receiver in the game.
In Madden 20, Jones was rated an 82 overall despite finishing top ten in sacks in the 2018-19 season.
Patrick Peterson received an 88 overall rating. While he did only play in nine games last season, he was still one of the most productive corners. He only allowed 59 receptions on 77 targets and two touchdowns. Opposing quarterbacks did have a 114 passer rating against him, however, but he never showed signs of slowing down.
In Madden 20, Peterson was rated a 92 overall. He finished in the top 10 in PFF’s top rated corners for the 2018-19 season. Before his suspension, NFL.com ranked Peterson as the best cornerback going in to the 2019-20 season.
Rookie of the Year Kyler Murray received a 77 overall rating. Murray led all rookie quarterbacks in passing yards, and was third in passing touchdowns by rookies. He was second in the league in rushing yards by a quarterback, behind Lamar Jackson, with 544.
In Madden 20, Murray was rated a 73 overall. He was entering his rookie season, and normally first round draft picks do not receive anything higher than mid-70 ratings. Still, to only go from 73 to 77 after being Rookie of the Year and leading rookie quarterbacks in passing and rushing yards seemed disrespectful.