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Pittsburgh Steelers sophomore running back Najee Harris isn’t happy with his Madden 23 rating.
Harris did not reach the top 10 in the rankings, earning an 85 overall. Running backs in the top 10 range from 97 overall to 88 overall and include Derrick Henry, Nick Chubb, Christian McCaffrey, Jonathan Taylor, Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon, Alvin Kamara, Aaron Jones, Austin Ekler and Ezekiel Elliott.
“I’m not gonna lie, man. You know what, this stuff just came out today, and I got tagged in it – I don’t even want to discuss it, right next to the fact that I’m actually a bit disappointed,” Harris told Rich Eisen (h/t Matthew Marczi of Steelers Depot). “I don’t want to talk about it, because just talking about it makes people want to be like, ‘Oh, what’s that note?’ And they’ll be like, ‘Oh man.’ So, okay, listen, play the game, kids, that’s all I got.
Harris appeared in every Steelers game during his rookie season and rushed for 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns. He also caught 74 passes for 467 yards and three scores.
By comparison, Elliott, who was given the No. 10 spot at 88 overall, rushed for 1,002 yards and 10 touchdowns in 17 games. He also caught 47 passes for 287 yards and two scores.
Harris’ Madden 23 ranking will give him all the motivation he needs to have an even more successful 2022 campaign.