DeAndre Hopkins gets near-perfect overall in Madden 23 ratings

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The Madden 23 ratings crew was very friendly to DeAndre Hopkins.

Even after a 2022 season that saw him miss a significant amount of time and production, DeAndre Hopkins is still one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. The ratings teams over at Madden still recognize that and gave him a really nice rating for Madden 23.

Hopkins got a 97 overall, just two points away from being in the “99 club”- Madden’s most exclusive rating for the game’s top players. As for who was ahead of Hopkins, we’ll get to that in a second.

I, for one, certainly thought Hopkins’ suspension would lower his rating- unless Madden goes off of last year’s skill. But, even with that in mind, Hopkins went from over 1400 receiving yards in 2020 to just over 500 yards in 2021.

Hopkins should be thrilled to be this high in the Madden 23 ratings.

Madden 23 ratings crew spares DeAndre Hopkins but messes up the top two

The other three wide receivers ahead of Hopkins were Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raider (99 overall), Cooper Kupp (98 overall), and Tyreek Hill (97 overall). Let’s be real here; the top wide receiver in these rankings should be Kupp.

Kupp did it all last year in an incredibly tough division; meanwhile, as good as Adams has been, he’s been gifted a Hall of Fame quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. Now suiting up against a reloaded AFC West will truly test Adams’ mettle to being the top wide receiver in the league.

But where is Ja’Marr Chase in all of this? Chase and Kupp were much better than Adams was last season, and both made plays in the Super Bowl.\

There’s a reason why Madden has been on a steep decline for a while now (insert your opinion on when that began here). However, if there’s anything to remember about all of this, it is the following:

ESPN NFL 2K5 will always remain the greatest football video game of all time, and EA is still too scared to allow another competitor back on the market because of it.

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