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Worst Madden QBs of all-time

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Top 5 Worst Madden QBs of All-Time

Matt is back with perhaps my favorite top 5 list he’s ever done, the top 5 worst Madden QBs of all-time.

Stan Gelbaugh is just one of the distinguished names on this list. The only caveat to this group of esteemed QBs is the same one that applies to Matt’s list of the worst NHL players of all-time: the ratings scale changed after a certain point in EA games. So, in effect, this really turns more into a retro look at the Madden series as we go through the worst quarterbacks to ever make it into the game.

Can you guess the other names on this list before even watching?

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  1. Could you guess any of the names before even watching? And if you like the video, please feel free to drop a like and subscribe to our channel on YT. :y1:
    Madden08PCgmr
    Lost me @ 4 with Ty Detmer.
    14 year career, 74.7 career passer rating, 78.2 rating in 2 seasons as a part-time starter, which at that time wasn't abysmal.

    It's not Matt's rankings, it's just EA's worst overalls mate.
    Seems like a bit of a pointless video when they were all from the same game due to the ratings in that game.
    I'd be interested in seeing the worst overall starting QB's in Madden history. Could pull one from each game and compare.
    As a Bears fan, I’m surprised we only had two guys on the list. I’m even more surprised it was Walsh and Matthews, I can think of at least ten QBs that have started for the Bears that are worse
    Spergon Wynn has to be one of them. He’s the worst qb I’ve ever seen. Played with the Browns and Vikings I believe. Had to start for the Vikings and couldnT do anything with Randy Moss. Not sure how Wynn ever wooed any scouts or coaches. Seems like he had a bad rating on here. An all time low type number. I used to check him, just to see what ea put him at. And from what I remember, EA agreed with me.
    Madden08PCgmr
    Its just further proof of how arbitrary Madden ratings are.

    Lately I've been EA's harshest critic. But with video games, I stay out of ratings discussions because there is absolutely no "right way" to rate players. Every option has a logical counterargument: does a no-name guy who rushes for 185 yards and 4TDs now become a 90 rated player? Do you rate players over the base of his career even though he has diminished skills? Do you rate rookies based on college performance knowing that playing against a SEC defense is difference than playing against a PAC 12 defense? If so, how does that translate into ratings?
    I can go on and on with this. Every way is correct and every way is wrong. No one will be happy.
    I agree, ratings are altogether subjective.
    Pretty clear why Detmer was drafted so low (9th round) Not a great athlete. Wildly undersized. Not a strong or great arm.
    But the guy was a Heisman Winner, not of the Eric Crouch variety. He ran an offense that dominated the NFL for 30 years, and obviously knew where to go with the football.
    doesn't help that I have the benefit of hindsight. Being paired with some of the top QB gurus ever (Holmgren, Reid, Mooch) Knowing he was good enough to beat out a future HOFr (Kurt Warner) and was a backup for 14 years.
    But 31 is just awful. Obvious bias or ignorance at work there, IMO. Want to take him down because he doesn't have great physical skills, fine! Should be done. But he more than made up for that with football acumen.
    Ratings are not subjective. Let’s stop repeating this. Ratings should be the numbers that compute to the most accurate simulation stat numbers possible in that particular game. If a player is rated 90 accuracy, but consistently sims 5-10% higher than his real life completion average, the rating is wrong. Saying they are subjective is an excuse for lazy work.
    Madden08PCgmr
    I agree, ratings are altogether subjective.
    Pretty clear why Detmer was drafted so low (9th round) Not a great athlete. Wildly undersized. Not a strong or great arm.
    But the guy was a Heisman Winner, not of the Eric Crouch variety. He ran an offense that dominated the NFL for 30 years, and obviously knew where to go with the football.
    doesn't help that I have the benefit of hindsight. Being paired with some of the top QB gurus ever (Holmgren, Reid, Mooch) Knowing he was good enough to beat out a future HOFr (Kurt Warner) and was a backup for 14 years.
    But 31 is just awful. Obvious bias or ignorance at work there, IMO. Want to take him down because he doesn't have great physical skills, fine! Should be done. But he more than made up for that with football acumen.

    Agreed, yeah. If he was also a poor athlete on top of being small, I guess I can see why he fell to the 9th round. 31 OVR for the all-time leading NCAA passer at the time seems crazy harsh to me though.
    Devaster
    Seems like a bit of a pointless video when they were all from the same game due to the ratings in that game.
    I'd be interested in seeing the worst overall starting QB's in Madden history. Could pull one from each game and compare.

    Lol, pointless is a tad harsh. I would go with "fun romp through our collective childhoods". But hey, good idea for a future video, thank you. I may just do that.
    OldHossRadbourn
    Stan Walsh?!* It's Steve Walsh.

    Gah I know, dumb error on my part. Didn't mean to disrespect the good name of Steve Walsh. Apologies to Mr. Walsh and to Mr. Hoss.
    Culture Rot
    Ratings are not subjective. Let’s stop repeating this. Ratings should be the numbers that compute to the most accurate simulation stat numbers possible in that particular game. If a player is rated 90 accuracy, but consistently sims 5-10% higher than his real life completion average, the rating is wrong. Saying they are subjective is an excuse for lazy work.

    Again... the "real life completion average" is based on what? The current season? Last season? His overall career? College? The past four weeks? Is Dashon Watson suddenly now a 67 Madden QB? Last season he was 91. Does Tom Brady take a hit considering he's now with a new team? Or does he take is 88 New England rating and now is an 88 Tampa Bay rating? Clyde Edwards-Helaire is having a great season. 6th in rushing. Does he now become a 91? Then what does that do to Ezekiel Elliot or Alvin Kamara? People will say "well, he can't be rated higher than those guys" so does Elliott and Kamara now become 96?
    Again... there is no perfect system. SOMEONE will always be ticked off about ratings.
    reyes the roof
    As a Bears fan, I’m surprised we only had two guys on the list. I’m even more surprised it was Walsh and Matthews, I can think of at least ten QBs that have started for the Bears that are worse

    Im witchya
    M'95 really kinda stuck it to Walsh and Matthews lol
    Mitch Trib...kiddin...ok kinda
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    kennylc321
    Again... there is no perfect system. SOMEONE will always be ticked off about ratings.

    Yes, agreed. Even that becomes part of the problem; placating whomever.
    I'm a big fan of ratings being hidden at this point. Post an overall. Hide the rest.
    Madden08PCgmr
    Yes, agreed. Even that becomes part of the problem; placating whomever.
    I'm a big fan of ratings being hidden at this point. Post an overall. Hide the rest.

    I like it. You have to learn the nuances of your team you were playing with. I usually go round up "my boys" and get them on my teams...ratings be damned lol.
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    tommycoa
    Spergon Wynn has to be one of them. He’s the worst qb I’ve ever seen. Played with the Browns and Vikings I believe. Had to start for the Vikings and couldnT do anything with Randy Moss. Not sure how Wynn ever wooed any scouts or coaches. Seems like he had a bad rating on here. An all time low type number. I used to check him, just to see what ea put him at. And from what I remember, EA agreed with me.
    Nathan Peterman has to be the worst I've ever seen. I mean 5 picks in a half?
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