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T.Y. Hilton is Unhappy about his Madden ’16 Speed Rating


According to Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, he’s simply too slow in the popular Madden ’16 football video game series that was released earlier this week.

That is, Hilton’s assigned speed rating of 92 overall makes him simply too much of a snail for his real-life, high-speed standards:

For comparison purposes, here are this year’s speed ratings of some other highly regarded blazing fast wideouts, who are considered among the top burners in the NFL:

  • Odell Beckham Jr., Giants: 92 speed overall
  • Antonio Brown, Steelers: 90 speed overall 
  • John Brown, Cardinals: 94 speed overall 
  • DeSean Jackson, Redskins: 92 speed overall
  • Julio Jones, Falcons: 92 speed overall
  • Mike Wallace, Vikings: 92 speed overall

Actually, according to this year’s Madden rating system, a pair of highly regarded 1st round rookie wideouts in the Baltimore Ravens Breshad Perriman (97 overall speed rating) and the Indianapolis Colts very own Phillip Dorsett (96 overall speed rating) are actually among the fastest wide receivers in the NFL.

No wide receiver is faster than Perriman’s 97 overall rating, which means Dorsett is on the edge of some very elite Madden speed company.

That being said, it appears that this year’s Madden is tougher on its speed standards than its prior games, as Hilton’s 92 overall speed rating seems a bit low in comparison. In fact, in last year’s Madden ’15, Hilton received an overall speed rating of 96 overall, which just goes to show how times have quickly changed.

Still only 25 years old, it’s hard to envision that Hilton got that much considerably slower, which means Madden must’ve changed its speed evaluation metric to the detriment of the former’s bragging gamer rights.

The important thing here is that Hilton’s reportedly even looked faster on the field this offseason, so he hasn’t really shown any signs of actually slowing down.

We’ll take the real-life Hilton’s speed anytime, not to mention his patented ‘T.Y. Touchdown Dance’.

Game on, Madden. 

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