Loved: Drew Brees, 92 Overall
Who doesn’t love Drew Brees? The guy is a machine when it comes to passing yards and touchdowns. For each of the past three seasons Brees has led the league in passing yards (tied 2014 with Roethlisberger).
With a PFF grade of 86.6 (high quality), Brees was rated the 7th best quarterback in football last year. In Madden 18 his 92 overall rating puts him at the 4th highest in the game, with Brady (99 OVR), Rodgers (98 OVR) and Ryan (96 OVR) above him.
Brees threw for 5,208 yards, 37 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 2016. If this were any other guy, those stats would be shattering. But because we’re so used to Brees putting up lofty numbers on a consistent basis, he tends to at times be underappreciated.
For instance in last year’s Madden 17, Brees was the 6th ranked quarterback, behind guys like Cam Newton and Russell Wilson. And while both Newton and Wilson had terrific seasons, so did Brees. The difference is, as I said, for Brees those types of numbers are expected. The same cannot be said for others.
That same expectation and consistency of Brees should not take away from his rating. I’m glad the 2018 “Madden Gods” agree.