Jeff Okudah Miffed By His Madden Rating


Between Jeff Okudah and D'Andre Swift, the Lions have two of the top-rated rookies in Madden NFL 21. 

Swift, with a rating of 74, is tied for second among running backs, trailing only Baltimore's J.K. Dobbins. 

And Okudah, a 76, is tied for the best rookie overall, alongside Bengals QB Joe Burrow, Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III and Jaguars CB C.J. Henderson. But Okudah isn't feeling that. 

Here was his reaction upon learning his rating:

Madden is gonna Madden ----‍♂️

— Jeff Okudah (@jeffokudah) July 14, 2020

Okudah's right: this is how Madden works. Rookies have to prove themselves in the NFL before their rating matches their talent. On talent alone, Okudah might be a 90-plus player. 

Hopefully his rating reflects that by the end of this season. 

In other Okudah news, the third overall pick just got paid. The four-year deal he signed Monday is worth $33.5 million, with a signing bonus of about $22 million.

The good news for the Lions is that could make him an upgrade over Darius Slay.