Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson and Tom Brady were named as the top-five rated quarterbacks in the upcoming “Madden NFL 15" video game, Electronic Arts revealed on their official site yesterday.
Manning and Rodgers were both rated 98 overall to share the top spot, despite the fact that Rodgers played in just nine games last season.
“Some people are surprised to see Rodgers tied with Peyton at 98 OVR after an injury-plagued 2013 season,” EA said on their official site. “But he still maintains 80 SPD and 94 THP, which helps him overall. He's not as accurate as Peyton, however, with 92 Short/88 Medium/90 Deep (ranked first in NFL).”
Brees, who threw for 5,162 yards last season, is rated a 96 to round out the top three QBs in the game, but is 17th overall in deep passing accuracy.
Super Bowl Champion Wilson and Patriots star Brady claimed the fourth and fifth spots with 93 overall ratings. Despite his smaller size, the 5'11" Wilson has surprising deep throw ability to go with excellent speed, while Brady possesses some of the best overall accuracy in the game and of course, a 99 rating in total awareness.
"There are plenty of reasons to NOT give up on Touchdown Tom quite yet," EA said.
“Madden 15” is set for an August 26 release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One home gaming consoles.
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