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Madden 16 Top 5 Quarterbacks Are Missing Last Year’s #1

by Dean James

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Madden 16 is the next entry in the long running annual franchise from EA Sports and naturally there are numerous new features coming. One of the biggest aspects of the game every year however are the rosters and player stats, and now EA Sports has revealed the top 5 QBs in the game, which is missing the top at the position from last year’s game.

Madden 15 had Peyton Manning as the top rated QB at a 98 overall, but this time he doesn’t even rank in the top 5, which makes you wonder how far he has fallen, even though he had a very good season last year. Instead, the top spot has now been taken over by the current NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who comes in at 99 overall with throwing accuracy on the deep ball that is unrivaled in the game.

Tom Brady’s legacy may have taken a bit of a hit with the whole deflategate scandal, but he is still easily one of the best in the league and that’s why he comes in at #2 with a 97 rating. with the top throwing accuracy with short and middle range in the game.

The next two come in at a tie of 95 overall with Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger. Brees may have lost his top target in Jimmy Graham, but there is no doubt he will find new targets as he certainly deserves this position. Big Ben might be one of the surprises here being this highly ranked, but he continually plays well for the Steelers and is one of the strongest QBs in the league and is tied for highest with a 95 stat for throwing on the run.

Lastly, we have the youngest of the top 5 with Andrew Luck that comes in at 94 overall rating. Luck is tied with Roethlisberger with a 95 throwing on the run stat and his throwing power is near the top in the game, tying with Rodgers.

Just like with the running backs before, EA Sports has given breakdowns of why these players make up the top 5.

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The NFL MVP is excellent at many things. Between his 95 Throw Power, 98 Play Action, and 88 Throw on the Run, Rodgers can beat you in or out of the pocket. He’s awfully accurate, too. His 80 TAD is tops in the league, and he also boasts 94 TAS/92 TAM.

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Brady claims league-best marks with 96 TAS and 97 TAM. Brady threads the needle with 94 Throw Power, but lay off the deep ball with his 70 TAD.

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Even without All-Pro Tight End Jimmy Graham, it’s tough to bet against Brees. He starts 2015 with 93 TAS/91 TAM/79 TAD, and also adds 87 Throw Power and 93 Play Action.

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Big Ben is tops among all QBs with 85 Strength and 95 Throw on the Run, which makes him tough to bring down. He adds 94 Throw Power to 87 TAS/90 TAM/73 TAD, and deceives with 92 Play Action.

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Luck boasts the same league-high 95 Throw on the Run as Big Ben, with comparable accuracy at 88 TAS/89 TAM/75 TAD. He also features 95 Throw Power and 92 Play Action.

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