This is why Madden 21 gave Buccaneers star Rob Gronkowski a surprisingly high rating
Rob Gronkowski hasn’t played in an NFL game since February 2019, but when it comes to the world of “Madden 21,” he is still one of the league’s best players.The three-time Super Bowl champion earned a 95 overall rating in this year’s game, sitting behind only George Kittle (98 overall) and Travis Kelce (97 overall) among tight ends. And thoughts here…? pic.twitter.com/iK6X1e5T7T— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 17, 2020″Madden 21″ also has Gronkowski as a significantly better player than Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, who secured a spot on the 2019 Pro Bowl team after totaling 88 receptions for 916 yards and six touchdowns. It’s safe to say Ertz didn’t agree with his 90 overall rating.LOL https://t.co/oOmr6wRiMb— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) July 17, 2020Zach Ertz should be higher than a 90.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 17, 2020MORE RATINGS: Top Madden 21 players by positionEven stretching beyond his position, Gronkowski finds himself in elite company. He holds a higher rating than “Madden 21” cover athlete Lamar Jackson (94 overall) and every running back except Panthers star Christian McCaffrey (99 overall).So how did “Madden 21” land on 95 for Gronkowski? It’s a formula issue. Andre Weingarten, an associate creative designer for “Madden 21,” offered an explanation for why Gronkowski remains a virtual monster. Weingarten noted Gronkowski’s numbers dropped in multiple categories (route running, athleticism, injury, etc.), but apparently that wasn’t enough to push down his overall rating.Gronk being a 95 goes to show how incredible he is as a blocker, and how good his hands are.He has average at best route running, speed, athleticism, etc. and has an atrocious injury rating.The formula smiles down upon him— Andre Weingarten (@Swami_EA) July 17, 2020Gronk was a 99 the previous time he was in the game. All of his route running and athleticism numbers went down— Andre Weingarten (@Swami_EA) July 17, 2020his catching ratings are all in the mid to high 90s. We didn’t want him that high in OVR either lol— Andre Weingarten (@Swami_EA) July 17, 2020″We didn’t want [Gronkowski] that high in OVR either lol,” Weingarten tweeted.For once, it appears that gamers and designers can agree on something. Way to bring people together, Gronk!