The Cowboys wide receiver has a rating of 90 out of 100 on the new Madden NFL 17, a perfectly fine score that put him among the top receivers in the game. But it also represents a drop from the previous version of the venerable gaming franchise. Bryant was rated at 96 last year.
Bryant went on in a playful manner.
"I play Madden, I f----- love Madden," he said. "They would do me like that? Oh my God. That is an insult, like why would you do that to me? How much I love y'all. Like what? Not John Madden, because I love him. It's the developers."
Damn developers. By the way, Bryant is absolutely right. He's looked like his old, dominant self in Dallas' first two preseason games. The X will be thrown up often, and with great enthusiasm, in 2016.