3 Commanders players who were disrespected most by Madden 24 ratings

- The emerging DT

- The prolific pass-rusher

- The All-World special teamer

Daron Payne
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Which Washington Commanders players were disrespected most by the recent ratings reveal by Madden 24 producers?

EA Sports Madden 24 is just around the corner as the new video game is set for release on August 15. For the past couple of years, the company's slowly released ratings of prominent players in various skill positions. before the big launch.

Coming off an 8-8-1 season, the Washington Commanders have had a handful of players get rated very highly such as Jonathan Allen and Terry McLaurin. But some players did not get perceived with the same likeness.

Here is a list of three Commanders players who deserved a higher rating in the new Madden game.

1. Daron Payne - Commanders DT

Daron Payne has found his spot within the NFL. The former Alabama star has become one of the staples of the Washington Commanders' front four on the defensive line after a standout Year 4 of his pro career.

When it comes to the Commanders' defensive tackles, Jonathan Allen, his partner in crime, excels in the pass rush. Payne does the dirty work in the run game while also showing he can be a big dog in the pass-defense aspect of playing the position, too.

Payne had a career-high 11.5 sacks, nearly doubling his career total up to that point. Also, it was the third-most among all defensive tackles in 2022.

He had a staggering 18 tackles for a loss; tied for third in the league with Myles Garrett and J.J. Watt. Only Maxx Crosby (22), Frankie Luvu (19), and Nick Bosa (19) had more.

With such an outstanding season under his belt, he was recognized and received Pro Bowl honors. On top of that, Payne received a big new four-year, $90 million deal with $59 million guaranteed.

That said, the Madden rating adjusters don't seem to be impressed as they rated the premier defensive tackle an 83.

His counterpart, Allen, is rated 92 overall. And rightfully so.

When watching the tape, Payne is not too far behind in talent. They complement each other’s abilities quite well and have become two pillars of the Washington defense.

Payne should be rated at least an 87 or 88.