Jan 15, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) rushes with the football during the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the New York Giants at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Madden 13: Top 10 QB Ratings

Electronic Arts (EA) released the first 10 player ratings for this year’s edition of Madden. Rather than releasing them by team as they did in year’s past, this time they’ve chosen to release position groups. The first group is QBs.

First the ratings, then I’ll comment below:

10. Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles: 89 overall

9. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys: 90 overall

8. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions: 91 overall

7. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers: 92 overall

6. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos: 93 overall

5. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers: 95 overall

4. Eli Manning, New York Giants: 97 overall

3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints: 98 overall

2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots: 98 overall

1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: 99 overall

I have a bit of a problem with so many being at or above 95 rating. 99 is supposed to be the ideal player at the position, the best-ever type of player. I think that Aaron Rogers is the best QB in the league right now, but the best QB ever? I just can’t get behind that.

I also find it interesting that 23 teams will have starting QB below a 90 rating. It seems that the Madden staff finally got it right. There are only a few good QBs, and many team still searching for the franchise signal caller.

As expected, there’s no Seahawk on the list. Flynn is supposed to end up being about #18 when the final list comes out. That seems about right. Expect Jackson to be around 26, and Wilson down in the mid to high 30s.

The only other major problem I have with this list is the lack of Matt Schaub from the Texans. When healthy, he’s clearly better than Rivers, Romo, and Vick. This appears to be a case of going with hype over talent.

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  • Extra

    Matt Schaub better than Romo? I saw Romo with a 102 passer rating last season what was Schaub’s? Schaub has a better team clearly. Romo’s O-Line is awful Schaub has the 2nd best O Line in football. Romo’s defense is one of the worse in football. Schaub’s defense one of the best & Romo’s numbers are still better. Edge goes to Romo.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      I disagree. Romo makes a lot of plays that build up his stats, but he also then makes mistakes that cost his team wins. That up and down roller coaster isn’t what you want in the QB. Romo’s fans only seem to remember the good plays, and his detractors only seem to remember the bad ones, but I believe the truth lies in the middle. For my money, I’ll take the more consistent player.

  • MikeD

    Outside of last season, I don’t think anyone would say that Matt Schaub is a better QB than Rivers. Rivers forced too much crap last year and it bit him in the ass. While San Diego’s run game was solid if unspectacular, Schaub had Foster and even Ben Tate killing it on the ground plus a better D to keep leads whereas San Diego’s D was suspect at best. I think Rivers will re-establish himself as a top QB in the league, and not just in the eyes of video game makers.