Derrick Henry Madden 21 Rating: Will He Get Upgraded?

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Derrick Henry is a real life cheat code. On Sunday against the woeful Houston Texans, Henry rushed for 212 yards on 22 attempts with two touchdowns. Those are Madden stats in a real game.

Normally, you would not say a player with a 93 overall rating in Madden 21 is underrated. A 93 overall is insane and the majority of the NFL will never sniff close anywhere near that. Except Derrick Henry is not the majority of the NFL, he is in a league of his own.

Henry is the Tennessee Titans. He quite literally put the team on his back in last year's NFL playoffs rushing for 182 yards against the New England Patriots and then following that up with 195 yards against the Baltimore Ravens. This season, he leads the league in rushing attempts, rushing yards, and is second in rushing touchdowns.

Derrick Henry Madden 21 Rating: Will He Get Upgraded?

He is currently the second-highest ranked running back behind 99 overall Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers. To say there is a six point differential between Henry and McCaffrey seems a bit comical. Sure McCaffrey is a beast in his own right, but the Panthers have not been relevant since Cam Newton carried them to the Super Bowl

Let's take a deeper look into how EA Sports did Derrick Henry dirty. They list his strength at 87, someone check on Josh Norman to see how he feels about that 87 strength.

This clip is be the gold standard of what 99 strength should like for all Madden NFL ratings adjusters. Moving onto his trucking rating of 89. Again, let's go back and check on Josh Norman to see how he faired with Henry's 89 trucking ability. He also currently has a 93 break tackle rating at 6'3 tall and 247 pounds of pure muscle.

How many more NFL players need to be steamrolled before this man gets his 99 overall Madden 21 rating. King Henry sits atop the running back kingdom.