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Madden NFL 23 Player Ratings - Top 10 Quarterbacks & Offensive Linemen

The Madden NFL 23 player ratings continue to trickle out this week as ESPN revealed the top 10 defensive linemen and cornerbacks in the game. More ratings can be seen at the official site. As always, let us know your thoughts.

Here are the top 10 quarterbacks in Madden NFL 23.

Other top 10 quarterback ratings.

Here’s the top 10 offensive linemen in Madden NFL 23.

Other top 10 offensive line ratings.

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Capping off Madden 23 ratings week, Laura Rutledge, Mina Kimes, and Louis Riddick will conduct interviews and provide more player ratings in a half-hour special airing Saturday July 23 at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN.

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  1. Joe burrow and dak prescott over Russel Wilson???? Sheesh
    I am huge burrow fan but yikes!
    On another note, I notice they are rating offensive lineman super high again. I hope this isn’t indicative that the roster is going to have inflated ratings in its entirety. I kinda like the player separation we have been getting over the last few years where a 73 overall player could be a starter
    https://www.espn.com/nfl/qbr
    It's not a huge stretch. Wilson had a down year in terms of clutch situations. But... Prescott over Wilson is ignoring their respective careers.
    What IS a huge stretch is either one being rated higher than Stafford (in 2021 only, of course). In terms of statistics that correlate the most with winning, Stafford has both of them beat by a mile. And note: interceptions do not have as high of a correlation with winning and losing as 1D% or 3D%, both of which Stafford dominates in (INTs per game and INT% both have a weak negative correlation with win% in 2021, while 1D% and 3D% both have a HIGH positive correlation with win% in 2021. Oh, and 1D% is passes for first downs, and 3D% is passes on third down that are for first downs).
    EDIT: I'll say this though - they at least have the correct top 10, in terms of stats which correlate with win%.
    I'm sorry, Joe Burrow as a 90 OVR? Wow. You have ONE season throwing for 4.6K yards and you're instantly top 5 in the league? That's a LOT of projection here.
    Yeah, give me more than a single season (which was his sophomore season) before we go putting someone that high up. That's just way too much projection based on perceived potential to rate someone that high.
    Broncos86
    I'm sorry, Joe Burrow as a 90 OVR? Wow. You have ONE season throwing for 4.6K yards and you're instantly top 5 in the league? That's a LOT of projection here.
    Yeah, give me more than a single season (which was his sophomore season) before we go putting someone that high up. That's just way too much projection based on perceived potential to rate someone that high.

    In terms of that one season, he was definitely top 10. But as you said, it's one season.
    ForUntoOblivionSoar∞
    Very much so. At best he's 9 or 10. ESPN Total QBR has him as 11th, and that's one of the better metrics.
    Even the Cowboys fans I personally know wouldn't put him as a top 10 QB in the league. Top half, sure. 6th best above Herbet, Stafford, and others? That's just lol
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    canes21
    Even the Cowboys fans I personally know wouldn't put him as a top 10 QB in the league. Top half, sure. 6th best above Herbet, Stafford, and others? That's just lol
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    Yeah he is good, but he is not better than Russel Wilson. Yes, Russell Wilson had a down year. But career trajectory wise we are talking about a guy who’s played (and won 1) in two Super Bowls, and has finished top 5 in mvp voting a handful of times.
    If they are going just based off of one year than sure. I can see Dak and joe burrow rated over Wilson. But ratings should really be done on a weighted average. Wilson is after all a guy who just got picked up for the biggest draft pick/asset haul we have ever seen.
    Joe burrow was great last year. But to give him a 90 off of such a small sample size seems premature. I get they are probably doing that based on projection but it’s not like they can’t update ratings throughout the season. Make him earn it.
    In my opinion based on a 3 year weighted average of play:
    Russel Wilson (90)
    Dak Prescott (89)
    Matthew Stanford (87 but could make a case for 88)
    Joe burrow (86)
    I can't put Dak Prescott any higher than seventh best quarterback in the NFL. He's unquestionably not as good as these guys:
    - Patrick Mahomes
    - Aaron Rodgers
    - Tom Brady
    - Josh Allen
    - Deshaun Watson
    - Lamar Jackson
    I understand fully why Deshaun Watson in particular has low ratings, but the last time we saw him play NFL football on an NFL football field he was a bonafide superhero.
    Dak is additionally not more physically talented than Justin Herbert or Matthew Stafford, though he is more mobile (assuming he's healthy) and he's just capable of full-field reads just as those two are, though reasonable minds can beg to differ on ordering among these three. Stafford is also historically a bit inconsistent?
    I am comfortable putting Dak Prescott ahead of Russell Wilson right now because recently Russ has shown a strong tendency to avoid throwing over the intermediate middle of the field, and he has a tendency to unnecessarily play hero ball, likely due to years of poor protection in Seattle. He's not as fast as he used to be so it's not working out as well for him recently. Peak Russ is better than peak Dak, but we haven't seen peak Russ in two years.
    Dak's best strengths are his intelligence (especially pre-snap) and his general proficiency at everything. I don't know that he is excellent or elite at any one thing except for pre-snap process, but he is good to very good at all of the things. He's a top 10 QB, he's a QB1, but I don't know that at this moment he's one of the very very best.
    canes21
    Even the Cowboys fans I personally know wouldn't put him as a top 10 QB in the league. Top half, sure. 6th best above Herbet, Stafford, and others? That's just lol
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    This spring I did a fairly extensive mathematical analysis of the 30 QBs who started 10 games last year, weighing stats based on how they correlate with win% using the Pearson Correlation Coefficient. Prescott finished 9. But the issue with that is that you can't fully separate the QB contribution from other players. I attempted to do so by replacing all yards related stats with completed air yards, but even then you cannot, as having more weapons dictates how defenses play you. Prescott benefits tremendously from how much talent is around him.
    That said, he's pretty good at a few things that correlate highly with winning, so top 10 is not a stretch to me.
    Madden08PCgmr
    Brady 71 SPD, 70 AGI, 70 ACC
    ... the roster maker should try his hand at stand up, cuz that is damn funny!

    Well compare that to the rest of the NFL, because Madden doesn't really use all 100 for ratings.
    ForUntoOblivionSoar∞
    This spring I did a fairly extensive mathematical analysis of the 30 QBs who started 10 games last year, weighing stats based on how they correlate with win% using the Pearson Correlation Coefficient. Prescott finished 9. But the issue with that is that you can't fully separate the QB contribution from other players. I attempted to do so by replacing all yards related stats with completed air yards, but even then you cannot, as having more weapons dictates how defenses play you. Prescott benefits tremendously from how much talent is around him.
    That said, he's pretty good at a few things that correlate highly with winning, so top 10 is not a stretch to me.

    What weapons are you exactly speaking about when it comes to Dak?
    He didn't have a single skill position player make the Pro Bowl by getting voted in last year.
    He didn't have single Pro Bowl skill position player the year before either.
    I mean Zach and Tyron made it to the Pro Bowl up front but Tyron missed half the season as usual.
    Coop and Lamb are solid WR's but neither of them were top 10 players at that position last year.
    I usually don't even post in these ratings threads because they don't mean much but to see people repeatedly dis on Dak and then claim he has all kinds of weapons around him is delusional. The Cowboys get hyped up and overrated by the media and Madden which influences the way some people think when it comes to Dak.
    His talent hasn't been elite around him at the skill positions. He's responsible for Cedric Wilson, Dalton Schultz and Michael Gallup all getting paid he lifted their level of play.
    The OL isn't that great either that is yet another myth that non-Cowboys fans get soled on.
    They were weak last year at LG, C and RT because the struggles they got from Connor Williams, Tyler Biadasz and L.Collins and yet Dak still completed a career high of 69% of his throws and career best 37 TD's and his off target % was just 13% another career best.
    Whether he's better than Stafford, Lamar Jackson or DeShaun Watson is debatable they are all on the same level IMO but my main reason for responding in this thread is that I get so tired of hearing how he's playing with some All-Star cast of skill players and yet very few of them get voted to the Pro Bowl or All Pro Team.
    CM Hooe
    I can't put Dak Prescott any higher than seventh best quarterback in the NFL. He's unquestionably not as good as these guys:
    - Patrick Mahomes
    - Aaron Rodgers
    - Tom Brady
    - Josh Allen
    - Deshaun Watson
    - Lamar Jackson
    I understand fully why Deshaun Watson in particular has low ratings, but the last time we saw him play NFL football on an NFL football field he was a bonafide superhero.
    Dak is additionally not more physically talented than Justin Herbert or Matthew Stafford, though he is more mobile (assuming he's healthy) and he's just capable of full-field reads just as those two are, though reasonable minds can beg to differ on ordering among these three. Stafford is also historically a bit inconsistent?
    I am comfortable putting Dak Prescott ahead of Russell Wilson right now because recently Russ has shown a strong tendency to avoid throwing over the intermediate middle of the field, and he has a tendency to unnecessarily play hero ball, likely due to years of poor protection in Seattle. He's not as fast as he used to be so it's not working out as well for him recently. Peak Russ is better than peak Dak, but we haven't seen peak Russ in two years.
    Dak's best strengths are his intelligence (especially pre-snap) and his general proficiency at everything. I don't know that he is excellent or elite at any one thing except for pre-snap process, but he is good to very good at all of the things. He's a top 10 QB, he's a QB1, but I don't know that at this moment he's one of the very very best.

    You make some great points. I think Russ shortcomings the last two years were more scheme related than anything else. For the last two years Russ has been operating in an outdated offense that was one of the most run heavy in the entire league. I literally carried every Seattle running back I could in fantasy over the last two years because you were nearly guaranteed 20 touches per game. And in fantasy volume is king. You mix in the piss poor protection you got from seattles line, and the fact that the only time they were ever really throwing down field was out of play action. A play action run heavy screen works great ala the 2020 Tennessee titans IF you have a guy like Derrick Henry, but not so much when your main options are Chris Carson and Rashaad penny (who had an amazing seven game stretch when Carson went down last year actually). Plus there is so much variance year to year in a play action heavy scheme because it is a very predictable scheme once defenses figure it out.
    You have to really have the defense committing 7-8 guys in the box and actually buy the fact that the run can actually hurt them for a play action heavy scheme to work. Otherwise your better off focusing on Russ and daring Chris Carson or Rashaad Penny to hurt you. Which most teams did last year. Either that or they went with a four man rush and dropped everyone in to coverage. When your line can’t stop a four man rush and your able to drop 7 men in to coverage and still generate pressure, it doesn’t leave your QB with enough time or options to make something happen. Which Russ still did on a fairly regular basis the last two years.
    Playmakers
    What weapons are you exactly speaking about when it comes to Dak?
    He didn't have a single skill position player make the Pro Bowl by getting voted in last year.
    He didn't have single Pro Bowl skill position player the year before either.
    I mean Zach and Tyron made it to the Pro Bowl up front but Tyron missed half the season as usual.
    Coop and Lamb are solid WR's but neither of them were top 10 players at that position last year.

    Lamb was a Pro Bowl alternate, and Cooper has been to 5 Pro Bowls and has had 1000+ yard seasons all but two seasons, both of which were injury plagued. Gallup is a quality 3. Then you have TWO running backs that if they were on different teams would each be quality starters or better. Schultz had 808 receiving yards. For a TE that's pretty darn good. 6th in the NFL in fact. 8 touchdowns, that's really high for a TE as well.
    So we have one of the very best TEs in the game, a set of wide receivers that is certainly among the best (even if none of them are elite, the Cowboys have two number 1's and a solid stable of 3's and 4's).
    The running backs are among the best in the NFL.
    The line is far from trash.
    Playmakers
    I usually don't even post in these ratings threads because they don't mean much but to see people repeatedly dis on Dak and then claim he has all kinds of weapons around him is delusional. The Cowboys get hyped up and overrated by the media and Madden which influences the way some people think when it comes to Dak.
    His talent hasn't been elite around him at the skill positions. He's responsible for Cedric Wilson, Dalton Schultz and Michael Gallup all getting paid he lifted their level of play.

    Maybe. But statistically, Schultz is closer to the top tight ends than Prescott is to the top QBs.
    Playmakers

    The OL isn't that great either that is yet another myth that non-Cowboys fans get soled on.
    They were weak last year at LG, C and RT because the struggles they got from Connor Williams, Tyler Biadasz and L.Collins

    The line is not as good as it has been, but still they are the envy of many teams.
    Playmakers

    and yet Dak still completed a career high of 69% of his throws

    Completion percentage is among the most irrelevant QB stats there are.
    Playmakers

    and career best 37 TD's and his off target % was just 13% another career best.

    Prescott was 13th in the NFL in on target passing.
    https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2021/passing_advanced.htm
    Playmakers

    Whether he's better than Stafford, Lamar Jackson or DeShaun Watson is debatable they are all on the same level IMO but my main reason for responding in this thread is that I get so tired of hearing how he's playing with some All-Star cast of skill players and yet very few of them get voted to the Pro Bowl or All Pro Team.

    Not debatable, IMHO. Stafford is top 6. He's underrated because he carries the Lions stigma, but in the statistics that matter toward winning, he's consistently near the top in the NFL.
    Perhaps the most important stat there is is 3D%. Converting third downs with your arm. Few stats are more important towards winning.
    http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&rank=098&type=Passing
    Stafford was number one in the NFL. Prescott was 12th.
    There is absolutely more to it than that, no doubt.
    But if we're measuring QB contribution, perhaps we should be looking at QB's actual contribution? That's the beauty of air yards. We can know how much of any given pass yardage was gained because of the QB, and how much because of the WR.
    In completed air yards per pass attempt, Stafford was number one in the NFL. Prescott was tenth.
    In completed air yards per completion, Stafford is number third in the NFL. Prescott is sixteenth.
    In terms of pressure per drop back, Stafford had a slightly easier time, but they are only separated by four spots, and both are near the league low in pressure per attempt. Russell Wilson was pressured 27% of the time, ranking 6th most in the league. If anyone is underrated, it's him.
    But here's the thing: no one is saying Prescott is garbage. I ranked him top 10. But he's not quite elite. He's a step above Cousins (and before you lose your mind, Cousins had a 33 TD, 7 INT year, which followed a 35 TD, 13 INT year).
    Therebelyell626
    You make some great points. I think Russ shortcomings the last two years were more scheme related than anything else. For the last two years Russ has been operating in an outdated offense that was one of the most run heavy in the entire league. I literally carried every Seattle running back I could in fantasy over the last two years because you were nearly guaranteed 20 touches per game. And in fantasy volume is king. You mix in the piss poor protection you got from seattles line, and the fact that the only time they were ever really throwing down field was out of play action. A play action run heavy screen works great ala the 2020 Tennessee titans IF you have a guy like Derrick Henry, but not so much when your main options are Chris Carson and Rashaad penny (who had an amazing seven game stretch when Carson went down last year actually). Plus there is so much variance year to year in a play action heavy scheme because it is a very predictable scheme once defenses figure it out.

    They hired a McVay disciple, and switched to that scheme last year. Arguably the best and most successful scheme in the League, branching off the Shanahan tree (Rams, Packers, 49ers.. now the Bengals)
    Yes, Pete made it run heavy. Didn't hurt the 9ers. Top 5 in rushing attempts in each of their 2 recent NFC Title game trips, #2 in their Super Bowl year.
    I won't argue regarding Seattles personnel deficiencies. It was unfortunate Russ got hurt also... but something is really rotten about this scheme not working out for him. It was a perfect fit for Russ' skill set.
    ForUntoOblivionSoar∞
    Lamb was a Pro Bowl alternate, and Cooper has been to 5 Pro Bowls and has had 1000+ yard seasons all but two seasons, both of which were injury plagued. Gallup is a quality 3. Then you have TWO running backs that if they were on different teams would each be quality starters or better. Schultz had 808 receiving yards. For a TE that's pretty darn good. 6th in the NFL in fact. 8 touchdowns, that's really high for a TE as well.
    So we have one of the very best TEs in the game, a set of wide receivers that is certainly among the best (even if none of them are elite, the Cowboys have two number 1's and a solid stable of 3's and 4's).
    The running backs are among the best in the NFL.
    The line is far from trash.
    Maybe. But statistically, Schultz is closer to the top tight ends than Prescott is to the top QBs.

    The line is not as good as it has been, but still they are the envy of many teams.
    Completion percentage is among the most irrelevant QB stats there are.
    Prescott was 13th in the NFL in on target passing.
    https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2021/passing_advanced.htm
    Not debatable, IMHO. Stafford is top 6. He's underrated because he carries the Lions stigma, but in the statistics that matter toward winning, he's consistently near the top in the NFL.
    Perhaps the most important stat there is is 3D%. Converting third downs with your arm. Few stats are more important towards winning.
    http://stats.washingtonpost.com/fb/leaders.asp?range=NFL&rank=098&type=Passing
    Stafford was number one in the NFL. Prescott was 12th.
    There is absolutely more to it than that, no doubt.
    But if we're measuring QB contribution, perhaps we should be looking at QB's actual contribution? That's the beauty of air yards. We can know how much of any given pass yardage was gained because of the QB, and how much because of the WR.
    In completed air yards per pass attempt, Stafford was number one in the NFL. Prescott was tenth.
    In completed air yards per completion, Stafford is number third in the NFL. Prescott is sixteenth.
    In terms of pressure per drop back, Stafford had a slightly easier time, but they are only separated by four spots, and both are near the league low in pressure per attempt. Russell Wilson was pressured 27% of the time, ranking 6th most in the league. If anyone is underrated, it's him.
    But here's the thing: no one is saying Prescott is garbage. I ranked him top 10. But he's not quite elite. He's a step above Cousins (and before you lose your mind, Cousins had a 33 TD, 7 INT year, which followed a 35 TD, 13 INT year).

    Zeke takes more heat than any RB in the NFL for his performance and last year Zeke was running around on one leg for half the season.
    Lamb was an alternate as you stated he was voted in and he still has to prove he can be a #1
    Shultz benefited from Dak so I'm well aware of his #'s which is why I said he along with Gallup and Wilson got paid and Dak had a lot to do with that.
    In regards to Dak's #'s he did all of that without much protection which you totally ignored. I already broke down that OL he played with so I'll leave it at that nothing more to say that unit.
    We can agree to disagree on the talent/weapons around him in the last years as mentioned only one of those guys were named a pro bowl player and that was being a replacement guy (lamb).
    Playmakers
    In regards to Dak's #'s he did all of that without much protection which you totally ignored. I already broke down that OL he played with so I'll leave it at that nothing more to say that unit.
    We can agree to disagree on the talent/weapons around him in the last years as mentioned only one of those guys were named a pro bowl player and that was being a replacement guy (lamb).

    I think us Dallas fans overstate how bad the OL is. Is it on the level of what it was in 2016? Absolutely not. But it’s also not a below average unit across the board. In fact, I think the QB could help the OL in making quicker decisions. Some of the sacks and pressure he creates on his own.
    I also don’t think we should be in the business of marginalizing the talent Dallas has on the offense. Entering last year, Dallas had to have had a collective top 3-5 WR corps in the league. I can see Bengals and Bucs maybe rated higher but not many beyond that. Add to that a (albeit declining) Zeke Elliott, Pollard, and Schultz, we had an embarrassment of riches on offense.
    I don’t take pleasure in tearing down our QB. But I think it’s more than fair to say he gets overrated in Madden. His snap to snap accuracy leaves plenty to be desired yet all three of his accuracy ratings are in the 90’s. Many of his core QB ratings are at or above 90 for a QB no one would truly argue is elite.
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    Zeke takes more heat than any RB in the NFL for his performance and last year Zeke was running around on one leg for half the season.
    Lamb was an alternate as you stated he was voted in and he still has to prove he can be a #1
    Shultz benefited from Dak so I'm well aware of his #'s which is why I said he along with Gallup and Wilson got paid and Dak had a lot to do with that.
    In regards to Dak's #'s he did all of that without much protection which you totally ignored. I already broke down that OL he played with so I'll leave it at that nothing more to say that unit.
    We can agree to disagree on the talent/weapons around him in the last years as mentioned only one of those guys were named a pro bowl player and that was being a replacement guy (lamb).

    That's why I brought up Stafford. In terms of pressure per drop back, Stafford is in the same tear as Prescott, being only a few points better in terms of protection. Yet Stafford was better almost across the board. And you consider them the same. This, to me, speaks of your bias.
    You'll note that as a 49er fan I despise BOTH the Rams and Cowboys, and from my unbiased position, I'd rather the 49ers play Prescott than Stafford. And I also hate the Seahawks, and I'd rather the 49ers play against Prescott than the Hobbit 10 out of 10 times. There's no world in which Prescott is better than Russell Wilson. In fact, Wilson needs to be above Stafford, too. I can't imagine why he's ranked below those guys. And frankly, I think Wilson should be right above Burrow in these ratings (assuming Burrow doesn't take another leap).
    My baseline mark of fear with a quarterback anymore is "can he throw #1 strong vertical on a trips sail from the far hash".
    I love Dak Prescott, but he can't do this. Matthew Stafford can.
    CM Hooe
    My baseline mark of fear with a quarterback anymore is "can he throw #1 strong vertical on a trips sail from the far hash".
    I love Dak Prescott, but he can't do this. Matthew Stafford can.

    One thing I would like, and I know this probably would fit in the QB differential thread as well, would be for Madden to really differentiate this.
    I don't feel like there is enough variance in arm strength. I do appreciate that they have reduced some of the guys who used to have 92 arm strength or whatever, but it needs to be even larger.
    And I'm not sure exactly what THP does. I know it affects velocity, and I've heard it also effects distance. If that's the case, stretching the ratings on that would better reflect the real NFL, with most guys in the 70s or mid to low 80s, and the few elite guys in the high 90s.

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