Every other player in the NFL likely believes his rating is too low.
Case in point: DeMarcus Lawrence.
The Cowboys defensive end received an 89 rating despite 14.5 sacks in 2017 and 10.5 last season. His rating is only sixth-best among defensive ends, tying him with Philadelphia’s Brandon Graham, who has never had more than 9.5 sacks in nine seasons.
Lawrence, needless to say, is not happy. In fact, in a social media post, he called for Cowboys fans to go on a Madden strike.
“Hold up, [EA Sports],” Lawrence tweeted. “[You’re] not just going to disrespeck me like that with an 89 and get away with it. PUT. SOME. RESPECK. ON. MY. NAME. UNTIL THEN COWBOYS NATION IS ON MADDEN STRIKE! RT @dallascowboys Nation show em we ain’t playin bih.”
Yes, Lawrence calling for a boycott of Madden 20 by Cowboys fan might be going overboard. But it goes to show the trivial things NFL players use to motivate themselves.