EA has released more Madden 17 player ratings, and this time they’re going over the top 5 QB players by rating. Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, and Tom Brady are among the top of the ratings this year, with Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson rounding out the top 5.
You can view the full list of the top 5 QBs by player rating and their reasons below straight from EA’s blog post.
Aaron Rodgers – QB, Packers
96 OVR – 78 SPD – 98 THP – 96 SAC – 94 MAC – 90 DAC
What can’t Aaron Rodgers do? With 78 speed, 98 throw power and 95 throw on the run, Rodgers can make any throw on the field. This two-time NFL MVP is the ideal quarterback because of his mobility, allowing you to run any style of offense. Make sure to use all of your different throw types to really take advantage of Rodgers pinpoint accuracy in Madden NFL 17.
Cam Newton – QB, Panthers
94 OVR – 86 SPD – 87 ELU – 97 THP – 94 SAC – 93 MAC
Newton has the size and speed to take over games with his legs. 86 speed at quarterback is a rare rating to have, so be sure to utilize his 90 agility, and 89 acceleration in the open field. Newton will be best throwing downfield with his 96 throw power and 87 throw accuracy-deep. Look to target vertical routes to your TE and WR to best utilize Newton’s skill set.
Tom Brady – QB, Patriots
94 OVR – 99 AWR – 94 THP – 98 SAC – 98 MAC – 84 DAC
Brady has been shredding NFL defenses for almost two decades and inMadden NFL 17 you can anticipate much more of the same. With 94 throw power and the best throw accuracy-short (98) in the game, you will be able to put the ball in places where only your receivers can catch it. Will the 2016 NFL season be another MVP caliber performance for this four-time Super Bowl Champion?
Ben Roethlisberger – QB, Steelers
93 OVR – 73 SPD – 95 THP – 95 SAC – 96 MAC – 90 DAC
Big Ben brings toughness to the quarterback position with an 82 strength rating. He still has mobility left in his legs with 73 speed, which will be enough for him to evade defenders outside the pocket and with 95 throw power he still ranks among the best in the league.
Russell Wilson – QB, Seahawks
It’s nice to see Cam Newton getting some love after missing out on the super bowl title and the Madden 17 cover. What do you think of the ratings? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to SGO for more Madden 17 news.