New Orleans Saints: Madden NFL 17 Player Ratings

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Nov 30, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates a touchdown with tackle Terron Armstead (72) and tackle Zach Strief (64) during the second half at Heinz Field. The Saints won the game, 35-32. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 30, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates a touchdown with tackle Terron Armstead (72) and tackle Zach Strief (64) during the second half at Heinz Field. The Saints won the game, 35-32. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Madden NFL 17 player ratings are out, and it doesn’t look too pretty for the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints are 80 overall with an 83 rating on offense and 79 on defense. Just so you can grasp the concept of this rating, the offense is rated less than 11 other teams.

That’s right, the Pittsburgh Steelers (93), Carolina Panthers (91), Arizona Cardinals (91), Green Bay Packers (89), Atlanta Falcons (89), Dallas Cowboys (89), Oakland Raiders (89), New England Patriots (89), Tennessee Titans (89), Cincinnati Bengals (87), and Baltimore Ravens (85) are all rated higher than the Saints.

Bro, do you even football?

Here’s some of the player ratings for those avid Madden supporters. You can check out the full ratings on the EA Sports website, and it’s worth noting that these ratings can fluctuate during the season. Still, some of these are laughable.

Top players

  • Terron Armstead (92)
  • Drew Brees (90)
  • Cameron Jordan (90)
  • Mark Ingram (83)
  • Brandin Cooks (83)
  • Jairus Byrd (83)
  • Thomas Morstead (83)

Drew Brees is the sixth-highest rated quarterback in the game, and there’s not much else to say about that. The team only has three total players rated 90 or above, while several others are in the lower 80s.

The next tier

  • Delvin Breaux (82)
  • Zach Strief (82)
  • Max Unger (82)
  • Kenny Vaccaro (80)

I am honestly shocked at the lack of love for this group. Delvin Breaux easily distanced himself as one of the league’s best cornerbacks, and Kenny Vaccaro was stellar (a lone bright spot) on the Saints defense last season. Max Unger was the iron man of the Saints offense last season, and played extremely well.

The 70s club

  • Connor Barth (79)
  • Nick Fairley (79)
  • Josh Hill (78)
  • John Jenkins (78)
  • Craig Robertson (78)
  • C.J. Spiller (78)
  • Dannell Ellerbe (77)
  • Tim Lelito (77)
  • Sheldon Rankins (77)
  • Willie Snead (77)
  • Kai Forbath (75)
  • Hau’oli Kikaha (75)
  • Keenan Lewis (75)
  • Stephone Anthony (74)
  • Roman Harper (74)
  • Michael Hoomanawanui (74)
  • Kyle Wilson (74)
  • Tim Hightower (73)
  • James Laurinaitis (73)
  • Hakeem Nicks (73)
  • Jamarca Sanford (73)
  • Vonn Bell (71)
  • Travaris Cadet (71)
  • Senio Kelemete (71)
  • Luke McCown (71)
  • Nathan Stupar (71)
  • Austin Johnson (70)
  • Michael Thomas (70)
  • Andrus Peat (70)
  • P.J. Williams (70)

Fans may laugh to themselves on rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas’ rating. Thomas has been on a tear during training camp, and if that’s any indication on the player the New Orleans Saints get in 2016, then watch out. Sheldon Rankins starts with a modest 77 overall, and safety Vonn Bell begins rated at 71.

The highly anticipated sports game has a release date of August 23, 2016.

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