3 Steelers with legitimate gripes about their Madden ratings

Pittsburgh Steelers, Jaylen Warren
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OG Nate Herbig

Overall rating: 65

Rank among position: 94th

Jaylen Warren wasn't the only backup on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster who was disrespected on Madden 24. Joining him is newly-signed offensive guard, Nate Herbig. Over his first four years, Herbig has spent time with both the Eagles and the Jets.

In his second NFL season in 2020, Herbig graded out as the 13th-best guard in the NFL on a talented offensive line in Philadelphia. He earned an overall grade of at least 68.0 in each of his first three seasons, according to Pro Football Focus.

Though Herbig's PFF grade did dip a bit in 2022, he didn't have a very talented unit around him in New York this past season. Regardless, Herbig ranked near the top of the league in run-block success rate, as the 334-pounder was a road-grader on the Jets' offensive line.

Despite early hopes that he could be a starter in Pittsburgh, Madden ratings have him buried on the Steelers roster with just a 65 overall grade. This places him behind players like WR Ja'Marcus Bradley, FS Kenny Robinson, and WR Dez Fitzpatrick -- all of whom are unlikely to even make the team. This disgusting overall rating ties him for the 94th mark on Madden 24 among NFL guards. Some of the names ahead of him won't even make NFL rosters this year.