It's weird to picture yourself in a video game, right? People actually take a controller and play ... well, they play you.
When it comes to playing Madden NFL, each rookie is rated every year. Baker Mayfield reacted to his ratings last season and this time around, Raiders' newly-drafted running back Josh Jacobs figured out his rating for "Madden NFL 20" -- and he appeared to be pleased with it:
74 rating as a rookie @EAMaddenNFL I’ll take it— Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) May 18, 2019
The Raiders quoted his tweet saying the number is "only gonna go up," in support of Jacobs.
The 21-year-old said there was only one rookie he spoke to who had a higher rating. If you're wondering if it was Kyler Murray, he already told one Twitter commenter that it wasn't the No. 1 overall pick he was referring to. Still, a 74 rating isn't bad at all, so it's easy to see why he's happy to share the number that was granted to him.
Madden ratings for a running back are determined by acceleration, agility, and speed. They also update the determinants each season -- but the EA website does say in an article this specific position is a unique one.
"[It's unique] in the sense that rookie rushers often make immediate impacts on the field, while other positions tend to have a bit of transitional period."
And how does EA come up with the ratings? Well, it's quite simple, really.
"It's combine numbers and then some formulas we've created spits a lot of those numbers they turn there into ratings, we also have a modifier available for guys who show something different on-field compared to their numbers," Dustin Smith, assistant producer for EA Madden NFL told NBC Sports California.
The site also references the possibilities of improvements -- so the Raiders may have a point.
"Madden 20" will be released on August 2, but you can, of course, preorder it.