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Leonard Fournette so annoyed with his Madden speed rating he wants to be taken off the game

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Jags running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns during his stellar rookie year, breaking off chunk plays with scary regularity. 

The 2017 first round pick was the workhorse of Jacksonville's run-first offense last season and he'll likely only get more touches in 2018. 

But, his impressive performances in the Jaguars' deep playoff run didn't quite do enough to get him favourable reviews from everyone. 

With the release of the Madden '19 player ratings always comes a heavy backlash from those who feel they've been sold short by EA Sports in one way or another. 

Usually those gripes aren't completely justifiable, but Fournette took issue with one particularly part of his rating that one can fully understand his annoyance around. 

Fournette was given a speed rating of only 87, which clearly didn't sit well with him.

That slightly underwhelming rating came despite him posting a blazing 4.51 forty time at his sizeable stature and registering the fastest individual play by a ball carrier last season at 22.05 MPH. 

That ridiculous display of speed came on a 90-yard touchdown run in week five against the Steelers, and he actually owns the second fastest play of the season too, making his rating even more surprising. 

And, he was sure to let the makers of the game know how he felt about it, taking to Twitter to express his obvious displeasure. 

In fact, the young rusher was so upset he requested that he be removed from Madden all together unless his rating was improved. 

"I’m not sending nothing just take me off madden Period 😭😭😭😭 and let my defense not be number one on there ima send to tackle y’all a**" Fournette retorted when asked by the Madden account to send in evidence of his speed.

It's slightly baffling that he isn't in the nineties for this particular category, and he's not even close to the top ten ranked guys. 

Chiefs speedster Tyreek Hill is rated the fastest player in the game at a 98, closely followed by combine record breaker and Titans wideout John Ross who was given a 97 despite barely featuring last season. 

Fournette's irritation is certainly justified, but even he would admit that he's not quite up there with the likes of Hill. 

Regardless, the robust back will be looking to prove all of his doubters wrong next season and help his Jags squad back to the playoffs with another dominant season out of the backfield. 

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