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Deebo Samuel not a top 10 receiver in Madden 23

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After a season in which he was an offensive player of the year candidate, and slugged the San Francisco 49ers to and through the playoffs, Deebo Samuel is not a top-10 receiver in Madden 23.

The full ratings are yet to be released by Electronic Arts — the company that ruined the Madden franchise and other titles years ago in favor of promoting microtransactions — who released the ratings of the 10 best receivers and tight ends in the game. Here they are:

Wide receivers

1. Davante Adams, Raiders: 99

2. Cooper Kupp, Rams: 98

3. Tyreek Hill, Dolphins: 97

4. DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals: 96

5. Stefon Diggs, Bills: 95

6. Justin Jefferson, Vikings: 93

7. Mike Evans, Buccaneer: 92

T-8. Terry McLaurin, Commanders: 91

T-8. Keenan Allen, Chargers: 91

10. Amari Cooper, Browns: 90

And below, are the list of tight ends.

Tight ends

1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs: 98

2. George Kittle, 49ers: 97

3. Mark Andrews, Ravens: 93

4. Darren Waller, Raiders: 91

5. T.J. Hockenson, Lions (89

6. Kyle Pitts, Falcons: 87

7. Mike Gesicki, Dolphins: 86

8. Dallas Goedert, Eagles: 85

T-9. Zach Ertz, Cardinals: 84

T-9. Hunter Henry, Patriots: 84

The game, which will surely play as near-identical to the last half-dozen releases, is slated to come out at some point this offseason. Madden 22 has a 0.6 user rating on Metacritic, preceded by Madden 21, which boasts a 0.3 rating.

Regardless of game play, it makes little sense that Samuel would not be rated as a top 10 receiver in the league. Samuel was a first-team All-Pro in 2021, lead the NFL in yards per reception at 18.2 and set an NFL record with eight rushing touchdowns as a wide receiver. Overall, Samuel caught 77 passes for 1,405 yards and scored 14 total touchdowns.

 

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