As the Madden 19 player ratings are beginning to be released, there is a bit of a surprise at quarterback. If you had to choose who the best signal-caller in the NFL currently is, you’d be hard-pressed not to choose New England Patriots star Tom Brady. However, the folks at EA Sports appear to have a different evaluation when it comes to the players under center.
As it turns out, Brady is not the highest-rated quarterback in the upcoming edition of the popular video game franchise.
Instead, that honor goes to Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers who checks in with a perfect rating of 99 overall. Brady, meanwhile, registers a 97 overall in the Madden 19 “work in progress” QB ratings.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (90 overall) is the only other player under center to register a rating of 90 or higher. Rounding out the top five is Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson at 89 overall and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (88 overall).
Madden 19's "work in progress" QB ratings have been released.
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Outside of the top five, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Los Angeles Charger quarterback Philip Rivers, and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck are tied at 86 overall.
Of course, since the ratings are just a “work in progress,” there is still a chance that Tommy Terrific gets bumped to a 99 overall by the time the game officially hits shelves.
Madden NFL 19 is set to be released on Aug. 10, 2018. The “Hall of Fame” edition of the game features Proo Football Hall of Fame inductee Terrell Owens. The game will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while also being available on Microsoft Windows for the first time since 2007. There is currently no word on who will be the cover athlete for the standard edition of the game.