The quarterback rankings for the next edition of the Madden video game franchise, Madden ’09, have been revealed. Suffice it to say, the people who decide these things do not care much for Tarvaris Jackson.
Yes, Tarvaris got an overall 78 – just two ticks above Atlanta’s Chris Redman who is ranked dead-last in the game. At least they gave T-Jack some props for arm strength, rating him a 94. But look at his awareness: 56? That’s below JaMarcus Russell who hasn’t even played yet.
It gets more disturbing when you check out the rookie rankings:
Basically, the Madden ’09 folks say it’s a wash between Tarvaris and John David Booty. And in awareness – Erik Ainge, Brian Brohm, Matt Flynn, Joe Flacco, Chad Henne and Matt Ryan all rank above Tarvaris.
Okay, ha ha…but seriously, this is absurd. You’re trying to tell me that Matt Flynn and Erik Ainge have more “awareness” with zero NFL experience than Tarvaris Jackson has after a full season as a starter? No, they don’t.
Sorry, but even people who think T-Jack is a joke can’t agree with this assessment of his abilities. Nobody’s saying he’s the next Joe Montana…but he’s certainly better than some guy who’s never taken a snap in the league.
T-Jack should take these rankings as a personal insult, and use them to motivate himself. And if he ends up leading the Vikings to the playoffs? He should find whoever compiles these rankings and shove a copy of the game right up their ass.