Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis, Joe Haden, Patrick Peterson and Vontae Davis were named as the top-five rated Cornerbacks in the upcoming “Madden NFL 15” video game, Electronic Arts revealed on their official site today.
The “Madden 15” cover athlete, Sherman is rated 99 overall to lead all other cornerbacks in the game. A vital anchor in the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks defense, Sherman had a wonderful 2013 season with 54 tackles, eight interceptions and one TD.
Anyone who doubted Sherman’s rating only had to read EA Sports’ explanation as to why he's the king of CBs for this year's game.
“The 'Madden NFL 15' cover athlete is the top-ranked CB in each of the following categories: Strength (72), Catching (82), and Man Coverage (98),” EA said on their official site. “He's also ranked second in Zone Coverage (96), AWR (94), AGI (96), Play Rec (95), and Jumping (98). Now do you see why he is rated 99 overall?”
Perhaps the bigger shock was that recently acquired Patriots CB Darrelle Revis nabbed the number two spot with a 97 rating after a less than stellar season with the Bucs.
Cleveland’s always-dependable Joe Haden was number three overall with a 95 rating. Arizona’s multifaceted cornerback, punt returner and even-sometimes receiver Patrick Peterson was number four with a 93 rating, while the Colts’ Vontae Davis was fifth with a 92 overall rating.
“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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