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EA Sports has continued revealing their Madden NFL 17 player ratings today, as they announce the top 5 quarterbacks in the game. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Aaron Rodgers (Overall 96)
  • Cam Newton (Overall 94)
  • Tom Brady (Overall 94)
  • Ben Roethlisberger (Overall 93)
  • Russell Wilson (Overall 91)
Previously released Madden NFL 17 player ratings:

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Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
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# 1 smiley3 @ 07/21/16 11:17 AM



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# 2 Mauer4MVP @ 07/21/16 11:43 AM
Yeah that's my top 5 as well.
 
# 3 CrazyBruin12 @ 07/21/16 11:45 AM
In my opinion I think they gave Cam to good Passing accuracy on short and medium but ovr the ratings are pretty good
 
# 4 TheBleedingRed21 @ 07/21/16 11:54 AM
I'll give Kane credit, these used to be 98-99. Liking the new ratings so far.
 
# 5 CM Hooe @ 07/21/16 11:57 AM
Cam Newton completed 59.7% of his passes last year and has never posted a season completion percentage north of 61%.

I know stats aren't everything, but I just want to throw that out there for discussion.
 
# 6 jpdavis82 @ 07/21/16 11:58 AM
Just in case anyone is curious and would like to compare, here are the Madden 16 top 5 QB ratings at launch https://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/...t-quarterbacks


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# 7 patsfan1993 @ 07/21/16 12:01 PM
Just based on what we have seen it looks like we are heading in the right direction.

Until we have some context for any of these ratings it's difficult to give an opinion.
 
# 8 Wyrm @ 07/21/16 12:06 PM
I agree with PatsFan. Posting these ratings is all fine and good as a marketing strategy, but really until we have hands on with the game and can see how the ratings translate to on the field play its meaningless. They have gotten better over the years, but it wasnt long ago that it was easy to be efficient with the QB whether he was 99 OVR or 59 OVR
 
# 9 Geodude @ 07/21/16 12:06 PM
Probably too early to tell, but based off these results compared to last year, it looks like the are generally increasing the DAC again. If the gameplay is tougher in order to warrant the DAC spread going back up again then fair play. Wait and see.
 
# 10 sir psycho @ 07/21/16 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jpdavis82
Just in case anyone is curious and would like to compare, here are the Madden 16 top 5 QB ratings at launch https://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/...t-quarterbacks


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I like seeing the OVRs going down...but we can see that Deep Accuracy has shot way up from release last year.
Rodgers went from 80 to 90. Ben from 73 to 90. Brady from 70 to 84.
 
# 11 DeuceDouglas @ 07/21/16 12:08 PM
I get that these are the Top 5 QB's but those accuracy ratings seem awfully high across the board. It also appears they've either abandoned their stance on deep accuracy or maybe it was possibly tuned. Last year Rodgers had 80 DAC which was the highest in the game and all five listed are all well higher than that. You can definitely see how OVR's were changed here too, Rodgers, Brady, and Roethlisberger's attributes are all higher across the board but their OVR's are all lower. Just some observations.
 
# 12 CM Hooe @ 07/21/16 12:09 PM
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Lol @ Rodgers or Cam being hire than Brady.



Brady is easily the best QB in the league. Has been for a while.

Cam I will give you without argument, speaking to his ability as a passer at least (he's probably the best running QB in the league). However, there is nothing Brady can individually do that Rodgers can't, and Rodgers is better throwing on while moving than Brady is while being generally far more athletic. Brady simply cannot make the game-winning play Rodgers did in the 2013 Week 17 game against Chicago, he's never had that kind of athleticism to go with his top-flight passing skills.

Before you say anything about rings or QB Wins, bear in mind that those are team achievements and not at all good indicators of individual talent.
 
# 13 jfsolo @ 07/21/16 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by CM Hooe
Cam Newton completed 59.7% of his passes last year and has never posted a season completion percentage north of 61%.

I know stats aren't everything, but I just want to throw that out there for discussion.
When marketing games, OVR's still matter a lot, and there is no way that the reigning MVP wasn't going to have a high Overall and the passing accuracy stats had to be at a certain level to generate that OVR.

I also think that their ratings are heavily influenced by analyses like these:

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/fil...oom-cam-newton

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In 16 games this year, Newton threw for 3,837 yards, 35 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions, while rushing 132 times for 636 yards and 10 touchdowns. He completed just 59.8 percent of his passes, but he wasn't an inaccurate passer. Newton's low completion percentage can be attributed to the quality of his receivers and the system in which he plays. While most of the NFL has become fascinated with efficiency, the Panthers have focused on finding big plays.
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he had to do it while throwing to players with limited catch radii and without a great offensive line to give him time and space. The Panthers were so concerned about their offensive line that they regularly used seven-man pass protections to tip the coverage numbers further in favor of the defense.
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Newton completed just 60 percent of his passes, but his accuracy rate was 77.1 percent. And a 77.1 percent accuracy rate while throwing the ball downfield under pressure isn't logical.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-sh...154116410.html

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Newton also doesn't make a ton of short passes to boost his core passing numbers. The Panthers want him to throw to the intermediate and deep levels and take advantage of his power arm. Newton's 59.1 completion percentage is behind Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel. But when we look at Newton's "accuracy percentage," a signature stat of Pro Football Focus, Newton's 50.8 percent on passes of 20 yards or more is bested only by Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders. The Panthers offense plays to Newton's strengths. And it's worth mentioning that Newton's receiving corps are widely considered one of the worst in the NFL.
 
# 14 UNCman @ 07/21/16 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by YITF
Lol @ Rodgers or Cam being hire than Brady.

Brady is easily the best QB in the league. Has been for a while. Reminds me of the morons that think Curry is better than LeBron.
Bro, you need to get off Brady's jock strap. Just because YOU believe he is the best, that doesn't mean it's true lol
 
# 15 jwing7 @ 07/21/16 12:23 PM
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Bro, you need to get off Brady's jock strap. Just because YOU believe he is the best, that doesn't mean it's true lol
I can't stand Brady but he is the best QB in the league.
 
# 16 jfsolo @ 07/21/16 12:23 PM
Yes, I would imagine that the improvement to coverage, the toning down of Aggressive Catch, the more live ball physics etc, led to the need to boost the DAC back up.

As others have said, how the lower rated QB's play in comparison to these guys is the key. I could tell the different last year between lower rated guys and top guys, but hopefully it's even more pronounced this year.
 
# 17 extremeskins04 @ 07/21/16 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by CM Hooe
Cam I will give you without argument, speaking to his ability as a passer at least (he's probably the best running QB in the league). However, there is nothing Brady can individually do that Rodgers can't, and Rodgers is better throwing on while moving than Brady is while being generally far more athletic. Brady simply cannot make the game-winning play Rodgers did in the 2013 Week 17 game against Chicago, he's never had that kind of athleticism to go with his top-flight passing skills.

Before you say anything about rings or QB Wins, bear in mind that those are team achievements and not at all good indicators of individual talent.
If you're referring to his hail mary throws, the play was made by the receiver that caught it in the endzone. Yes Rodgers scrambled out of the pocket and got the ball out but still.

Also, you cannot even compare the amount of clutch Brady has in comparison to Rodgers. Rodgers is probably more athletic, but Brady is a big reason the Patriots are as successful as they are. Brady is also probably the best post-season QB to ever play the game.

Oh and for the record, I think Brady deflated the footballs and he destroyed his cell phone on purpose, and I STILL think he's the best QB of the the past 10-15 years and possibly the greatest ever.
 
# 18 danzy678 @ 07/21/16 12:53 PM
As much as I hate tom Brady, he is the best qb in the league. Kind of a joke that he's tied with cam haha


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# 19 The JareBear @ 07/21/16 01:01 PM
I have no issue with the top 5 or their overall ratings, good stuff

The deep accuracy is weird to me, I dunno why they aren't sticking with last years "qb inaccuracy feature"
 
# 20 charter04 @ 07/21/16 01:01 PM
Looks like they went back to giving guys too high of a number for deep accuracy. Last year 80 was the highest for the first roster.

Now A-Rod has 90.

Having lower deep accuracy really helped the QB's to not have that arcade like deep ball. Guess we're back to pinpoint 50 yard bombs. [emoji53]


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