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Notable Chargers ratings in Madden 21

These Bolts stand out among the rest in this year’s Madden.

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With the release of the player ratings for this year’s edition of the Madden franchise, fans got to finally see how the people at Electronic Arts view the Chargers heading into the 2020 NFL season.

Now that all the numbers are out there, we’ve been able to deduce that expectations for the team’s defense is sky-high as they have received one of the highest-defensive unit grades in the entire league. However, their offense is slacking hard with a number of severely low-rated players along the offensive line plus the fact there is a new quarterback under center.

However, we’re not going to focus on the negatives in this article. We’re simply going to take a look at the Chargers celebrate the players who have some of the highest individual ratings of anyone in the game. Below is a list of the players who possess at least one rating that is among the top-10 in that specific skill.

*Game ranking in parentheses

DT Linval Joseph - 85 OVR

  • 98 strength rating (2nd)
  • 94 Impact Blocking (T-2nd)

QB Justin Herbert - 70 OVR

  • 92 Throw Power (9th)

OT Bryan Bulaga - 88 OVR

  • 91 Pass Block (T-10th)
  • 92 Pass Block Finesse (T-9th)

WR Keenan Allen - 91 OVR

  • 95 Ballcarrier Vision (T-5th)
  • 94 Catch-in-Traffic (T-6th)
  • 93 Short Route Running (T-8th)
  • 92 Medium Route Running (T-7th)
  • 89 Deep Route Running (T-10th)
  • 95 Release (5th)

C Mike Pouncey - 80 OVR

  • 93 Impact Blocking (T-6th)

DE Joey Bosa - 91 OVR

  • 96 Finesse Move (2nd)

DE Melvin Ingram III - 88 OVR

  • 94 Finesse Move (3rd)

CB Casey Hayward - 89 OVR

  • 92 Man Coverage (4th)
  • 90 Press (T-7th)

CB Desmond King - 87 OVR

  • 88 Man Coverage (T-10th)
  • 92 Zone Coverage (T-7th)

CB Chris Harris Jr. - 87 OVR

  • 88 Man Coverage (T-10th)

S Derwin James - 89 OVR

  • 91 Hit Power (T-9th)

Are there any arguments to be made about any of the ratings listed above? Who has ratings that are too low? Too high? Which ones surprise you the most? Let’s discuss.