With Madden ratings continuing to be released for each position, the initial release of their ratings for Top-10 pass rushers on Monday comes as a bit of a shock. As a Bucs fan, let me say that there is no room for disrespect when it comes to Shaquil Barrett, as he was completely left off the list for the second straight season.
The man nicknamed “Sack Barrett” has been a force since stepping foot in Tampa in 2019, when he set a franchise record for sacks with 19.5, which also was the best in the league. Last season, Barrett’s sacks took a slight dip but still managed to record 8 sacks, including 3 in the NFC Championship and another during the Bucs Super Bowl dominance of the Chiefs.
If you believe this is still an argument, not only has he ran wild the last two seasons, his barrage of sacks is the most in that span and also exceeds the sack total when it comes to Madden’s Top-10 list. These lists may not be 100% accurate and could change by Week 1, but put some damn respect on the 2-time Super Bowl Champion.