When Mark Ingram saw he earned an 86 rating in Madden for the third consecutive year, he wasn’t pleased and let EA Sports know it.
“EA you sleeping on me,” he said in a hilarious video the company shared on Twitter. “Speed, strength awareness, I know y’all got me fumbling –– a couple times but not really. Let’s reevaluate this thing. Increase me.”
As EA Sports has unveiled its player ratings for Madden NFL 21 this week, a number of players around the league have expressed similar sentiments about their ratings. The Ravens’ starting running back was easily the most vocal.
Approaching his 10th year in the league, the veteran running back has found himself stuck in the high 80s over the past few years in Madden and has yet to break the 90s. That is despite his three Pro Bowl appearances and outstanding career both in New Orleans and Baltimore.
In 15 games played last season, Ingram rushed for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging five yards per carry.
In his rant, he continued to justify why EA Sports should reevaluate his rating.
“My catching! My receiving,” Ingram said. “Look at my recep percentage. Y’all sleeping man. Route running…Y’all gotta advance me.”
Ingram referred to his 89.6% catch percentage last season where he caught 26 of 29 targeted passes for 247 yards and five receiving touchdowns. While he was an especially effective route runner last season, his impact on receiving game doesn’t compare to many other running backs in the league like Christian McCaffrey who caught 116 passes for 1105 yards or Austin Ekeler who completed 92 receptions for 993 yards.
Ingram ranked 41st in receptions among all running backs in 2019, largely due to the Ravens’ run-first offense and Lamar Jackson’s style of play.
Regardless of his receiving abilities, Madden’s cover athlete Jackson supported his running back and agreed his rating should be elevated.
Nah fr https://t.co/aP43X7mTDq— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) July 15, 2020
The veteran running back still earned a well-deserved spot in the team’s top 10 highest-rated players this year. He tied for seventh on the Ravens’ roster. Defensive end Calais Campbell led the way with a 95 rating, and Jackson trailed close behind at 94.
Here are the Ravens’ 10 highest-rated players:
DE Calais Campbell – 95
QB Lamar Jackson – 94
OT Ronnie Stanley – 93
CB Marlon Humphrey – 89
S Earl Thomas – 88
K Justin Tucker – 87
DT Brandon Williams – 86
RB Mark Ingram – 86
TE Mark Andrews – 86
P Sam Kock - 85
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