ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals’ Budda Baker is not too pleased with his Madden Rating

Jul 11, 2018, 8:15 AM | Updated: 9:45 pm

Who doesn’t love Madden?

You get the chance to play as your favorite team, using your favorite players and — more than likely — you’re winning a championship every year.

Well, for one Arizona Cardinal, there is definitely love lost.

While the typical “how is this possible?!” tweet is usual for some NFL players when the player ratings are released, safety Budda Baker may have a point.

The second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft made a name for himself during his rookie campaign with the Cardinals.

Baker was utilized on both special teams and defense, causing issues for opposing squads. With 74 tackles on the year, he was the fourth-leading tackler on the team and also recorded a sack and forced two fumbles on defense. On special teams, he posted a league-leading 13 stops.

For his special teams efforts, Baker was a first-team All-Pro and received Pro Bowl honors.

Yet, here we are with a sub-80 rating.

At least he won’t have to sit through a game of Madden thinking what should have been.

And from the look of it, Twitter was pretty shocked too.

Safe to say EA Sports has some explaining to do.

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

Trey Benson participates in the 2024 NFL Draft Combine...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals training camp battles: Trey Benson vs. Michael Carter

The battle at RB2 between rookie Trey Benson and veteran Michael Carter could end being one of the tightest this training camp.

5 hours ago

Kenyan Drake...

Arizona Sports

Former Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake announces retirement from NFL

Kenyan Drake, who picked up over 1,500 rushing yards across two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, announced his retirement on Friday.

6 hours ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Which Arizona sports legend was left off the top 100 athletes since 2000? #cardinals #nfl

ESPN released the final tier of its top 100 athletes since 2000 and Burns & Gambo can't help but notice one Arizona Cardinals legend was missing from the list entirely.

1 day ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Arizona sports icons on (and snubbed from) top 100 athletes since 2000 ranking

ESPN released the final tier of its top 100 athletes since 2000 and while Olympian Michael Phelps took the No. 1 spot and Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi finished among the top 25, Burns & Gambo can't help but notice one Arizona Cardinals legend was missing from the list entirely.

1 day ago

Clayton Tune and Desmond Ridder get reps in during offseason work...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals training camp battles: Desmond Ridder vs. Clayton Tune for QB2

After covering WR2 and left guard, it's time to dive into the Cardinals' QB2 battle between Desmond Ridder and Clayton Tune.

1 day ago

Darius Robinson gets a drink of water...

Ryan Pasiecznik

The Athletic’s biggest question for Cardinals centers around run defense

The Cardinals have question marks at multiple spots on the field. But what is the biggest? The Athletic's Scoop City Podcast took a look.

1 day ago

Cardinals’ Budda Baker is not too pleased with his Madden Rating