Madden 19

Kyle Long reacts to his low player rating in 'Madden 19'

Kyle Long reacts to his low player rating in 'Madden 19'

Kyle Long is the unquestioned leader of the Chicago Bears offensive line. He's battled injuries over the last couple of seasons, but when healthy, there are few interior linemen as physical and dominant as the former first-round pick.

But despite all the high-end plays Long has made throughout his career, the creators of "Madden 19" don't view him as one of the NFL's elite offensive guards. His 79 rating is good for 25th among active guards and second-best on the Bears, behind Cody Whitehair's 81. 

Whitehair is expected to line up at center this season, but that's beside the point. Long simply isn't viewed as a top-tier player in the eyes of EA Sports.

The three-time Pro Bowler offered an explanation as to why on Twitter.

"Probably because I’ve missed a large number of games the last two years and I have to prove to them that I’m a reliable high-level player again," he tweeted. "I ain’t mad about it. That’s how the world works fam!"

Between Long's 79 and Mitch Trubisky's 74, the Bears' headliners simply aren't getting the respect they deserve. Sure, it's only a video game, but take one look at your social media feed today and it's clear the ratings matter to players.

A big year from Long will silence his critics and restore his place among the NFL's elite offensive linemen.

Mitch Trubisky would be Jets' fourth-string QB, according to 'Madden 19'

Mitch Trubisky would be Jets' fourth-string QB, according to 'Madden 19'

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky has a lot to prove before he can be branded as one of the NFL's best young quarterbacks. His rookie season showed a massive amount of promise, but he didn't have the "wow" moment that's required to get the non-Bears fan excited.

Nowhere is this more apparent than the player ratings issued by the developers of Madden 19, the epic video game franchise that helps bridge the gap between the late-summer months and the start of the NFL's regular season.

Trubisky's player rating was revealed Tuesday and it was shockingly low, to say the least. His 74 overall rating ranked 37th among quarterbacks in the game.

All three Jets quarterbacks -- Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Darnold and Josh McCown -- have higher player ratings.

Say what?!?!

NFL teams generally carry three quarterbacks on the final roster, which suggests -- according to Madden 19 -- that Trubisky wouldn't make the cut in New York. Let that simmer in your brain for a second.

Other quarterbacks who received a higher rating than Trubisky include Jacoby Brissett (Colts), Josh Rosen (Cardinals) and Sam Bradford (Cardinals).

And get ready for this: Trubisky's rating is only two points higher than Mike Glennon. Yes, that Mike Glennon.

Trubisky falls within the backup quarterback range on Madden 19's quarterback board. His peers include Ryan Fitzpatrick (Buccaneers), Deshone Kizer (Packers), Brock Osweiler (Dolphins) and Kyle Lauletta (Giants).

Talk about low expectations for a player who entered the league as the second overall pick just one year ago.

Players take notice of their Madden ratings. Just ask Akiem Hicks and Anthony Miller. Whether Trubisky considers his 74 grade as another layer of disrespect to fuel a successful 2018 campaign is not yet known, but for Bears fans excited about getting their hands on this year's copy of the game, get ready for a bumpy offensive ride.

For the complete Madden 19 quarterback ratings, click here.

'Madden 19' player ratings: Chicago Bears defense

'Madden 19' player ratings: Chicago Bears defense

The Chicago Bears defense finished in the NFL's top 10 last season and is expected to challenge for similar status in 2018. With most of the starters returning and Vic Fangio calling plays, there's no reason to expect a regression.

Adrian Amos leads the way in this year's edition of Madden with his 90 overall rating, followed by Akiem Hicks (86) who was vocal on Twitter about his displeasure with the low score.

Here's a complete rundown of the Bears' defensive ratings in Madden 19:

Right Defensive End:

Left Defensive End:

Defensive Tackle:

Left Outside Linebacker:

Right Outside Linebacker:

Inside Linebacker:


Free Safety:

Strong Safety: