Do you like Madden? How about $250?
A fun story is coming out of Cleveland, where former Purdue quarterback David Blough is having a better than expected start to his professional career. After going undrafted, Blough was signed by the Cleveland Browns. He’s turning some heads, potentially beating out former sixth round draft pick Garret Gilbert for the No. 3 QB spot behind Baker Mayfield.
He’s done so well for himself that he even made it into the wildly popular EA sports game Madden. Bad news, he’s the lowest player in the league.
But the QB who came back from a dislocated ankle his junior year, to lead Purdue to its second bowl game, and turning the program around along Coach Jeff Brohm, is taking it in stride and having a little fun with it.
In a story on the Browns Wire, Blough is taking his low rating and giving you the chance to win money off it.
Blough is sporting an overall rating of 48, a comically low number on a scale to 100. It is 4 points lower than the next lowest quarterback, Kyle Shurmur, an undrafted quarterback signed by the Kansas City Chiefs who played at Vanderbilt.
Blough is offering $250 for the first person to play a season of Madden with him as quarterback, winning the MVP with Blough, and winning the Super Bowl.
It won’t be an easy task. Blough has decent athletic statistics in the game, where he sports a 75 speed, 86 acceleration, and 76 agility. His ability to connect on long passes in college reflects his 82 throwing power, but his 66% completion percentage, a career-high, in his senior season didn’t translate to any favors in his accuracy columns. He has a 75 short accuracy, a 67 medium accuracy, and a 65 long accuracy.
But the roughest marker might be the 55 awareness, likely a call back to the 21 interceptions he threw his sophomore year.
But Blough isn’t taking it too hard, and he’s letting you get in on the fun. Do you have what it takes to get Blough a Super Bowl ring?