Madden 23 ratings: Where does AJ Brown rank against his peers?

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – OCTOBER 31: Tennessee Titans Wide Receiver A.J. Brown (11) carries the ball up the field during the NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts on October 31, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire)

The Eagles acquired WR AJ Brown from the Tennessee Titans back on April 28th during the first round of the NFL Draft. The trade itself sent shockwaves throughout the NFL and nearly every media outlet that covers football. The team was able to trade for a top 10 wide receiver who is just entering the prime of his career and he’s nowhere near the peak. 

Everyone in and out of Philadelphia sees the talent that AJ Brown is except for the kind folks of EA sports. As many know when it comes to Madden ratings, the Eagles are always at the bottom of the barrel for it. No one knows exactly why this is but it’s an obvious trend for no specific reason. After Carson Wentz’s MVP-like season, the QB was still no higher than an overall rating of 82.

Now the Eagles are seeing their newest weapon being snubbed by those same folks as AJ Brown is not a top 10 WR in their eyes, in any category. Madden 23 has AJ Brown sharing the same rating as Texans wideout, Brandin Cooks at 87 overall. He’s also ranked behind D.J. Moore (88), Adam Thielen (88), Deebo Samuel (89), D.K. Metcalf (89), Chris Godwin (89), Michael Thomas (90), and Tyler Lockett (90).

Granted, he’s coming off an injury-riddled season but are we to ignore the fact that he already has 2,995 receiving yards in just the first three seasons of his career? I mean Michael Thomas didn’t even play a down last season and he’s at an overall 90 rating. And if down years are to be counted then being injured for an entire season should bring Thomas into that high 86, 87 range. 

Adam Thielen also had a down year with only 726 receiving yards but he’s still ranked higher than AJ Brown. Then there’s Amari Cooper who finished with fewer receiving yards and only three more touchdowns than Brown. Cooper also played two more whole games than AJ Brown although both players did not play the full season.

Now more importantly you need to know that the madden rating that players start with at the beginning of the season won’t be the same one that they end with as they update players’ ratings weekly. 

Where do you think AJ Brown will finish by the end of the season?  

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