Oakland Raiders Rating – 74
We gave you our most overrated Madden NFL 16 teams, now it’s time to take a look at which teams deserve higher ratings!
Don’t look now but the laughing stock of the NFL for the last decade actually has a nice young core brewing on BOTH sides of the ball and just might be in the mix for a Wild Card this season. Offensively, the Raiders have arguably one of the best young QBs in David Carr, Alabama star rookie WR Amari Cooper, and last year’s surprisingly good 6th round RB, Latavius Murray. The Raiders were also able to add depth by bringing in Michael Crabtree in free agency AND have a good offensive TE in Mychal Rivera. Defensively the Raiders have an excellent young 1-2 LB punch with Khalil Mack and Sio Moore and are anchored by veterans Charles Woodson and Justin Tuck.
Now we’re not saying the Raiders are going to go to the Super Bowl but they should be rated higher than 74 in Madden NFL 16. A 74 rating barely puts them above the Jaguars (73) and the Titans (72) two teams that are going to be REALLY bad and below the three ring circus that is the New York Jets (76) The Raiders have been terrible, but they shouldn’t be Jets and Jaguars terrible this year.
Ed has been a proud member of the Twinfinite staff since 2014. He plays everything on everything but is particularly fond of JRPGs, MMOs, and sports. He holds a B.A. in history and political science and a M.S. in education all from the University at Albany.