4. Slot Cornerback Justin Coleman: 85
Madden loves slot cornerback Justin Coleman. I’ll admit that at the start of the season, Coleman was probably one of the best at that position in the league. Unfortunately, he fell off the map, just a little.
My theory is that Matt Patricia decided to draw up a more “vanilla” defensive game plan (post-week eight). This included fewer stunts and blitzes, causing the secondary to underperform due to a lack of pass rush. My rating for Coleman was an 82.
5. Cornerback Desmond Trufant: 84
I’ll be frank here, I had probably watched about three Atlanta Falcons games in 2019. Cornerback Desmond Trufant had a launch rating of 88 in Madden 20, after week nine in the regular season, he went down to an 84. I decided to go to the middle at 86 for Trufant’s rating.
6. Quarterback Matthew Stafford: 84
A substantial amount of fans will say that Madden disrespects quarterback Matthew Stafford. However, I believe that they are coming around. Madden gave Stafford a 79 initial rating for last year’s version of the game.
By Week Seven of the regular season, Stafford was up to an 82 overall. I figured he’d be up to 85 or 86 by years end before his injury. Therefore, my rating for Stafford was an 86.