5 Panthers who should feel disrespected by 2021 Madden rating

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Which members of the Carolina Panthers have every right to feel disrespected by their 2021 Madden rating?

NFL players probably pay too much attention to their Madden ratings. It has been a touchy subject for those who feel like they don’t get the recognition their talent deserves from video game makers. And this probably rings true for members of the Carolina Panthers.

This shouldn’t make much of a difference, but somehow it does. While the likes of Panthers’ All-Pro Christian McCaffrey sit pretty as one of five given the prestigious 99. Others are left scratching their heads as to how those making the popular game came to their rating conclusion.

We have seen prominent players like No. 1 overall pick Kyle Murray speak publicly on the disrespect he felt by his overall grade of 77. And it is probably something players can use as an extra source of motivation ahead of the new season.

The Panthers aren’t expected to make any significant waves during the first year of their substantial rebuild under new head coach Matt Rhule. They do have plenty of individuals that can make a difference on both sides of the ball. But whether this will translate into an immediate turnaround in fortunes is another matter entirely.

For some, the Madden rating reflects their standing on the roster. The likes of McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, and Kawann Short were given the highest scores. While others such as Omar Bayless, Frederick Mauigoa, and Branden Bowen were placed near the bottom as they try to make their way in the NFL.

Looking at Carolina’s roster ratings, there are plenty who can feel rightfully aggrieved by their mark. Here are five we picked out as being disrespected most.