2. Jordan Whitehead, S, NY Jets (77 overall)
It's quite frankly amazing how lowly the Madden developers think of Jordan Whitehead. Whitehead's 77 overall rating ranks him as the 29th strong safety in the game and the 50th overall safety.
In other words, Madden believes that Whitehead is one of the worst starting safeties in the NFL. He's notably rated lower than teammate Lamarcus Joyner who hasn't played safety full-time in three years — the same number of years since he's legitimately been a good starter.
Whitehead has received PFF rankings of 27th and 26th in the NFL in each of the last two seasons. He's coming off a career year and just scored a healthy two-year, $14.5 million contract this offseason.
In fact, PFF ranked Whitehead as the second-best box safety in the NFL behind only Budda Baker, and notably ahead of former Jet Jamal Adams.
Adams received a 90 overall rating and is still rated as one of the best safeties in the game. Whitehead is on the opposite end of the spectrum as one of the lowest-rated starters.
Whitehead himself even took to Twitter to address the disrespect and subsequently vowed to take his game to "another level" this season. Maybe then he'll finally get the respect he deserves from the Madden developers.
His rating is a gross oversight.