After a thrilling (and sometimes controversial) week of Madden 22 ratings, EA has saved the most important position for last: quarterback. Leading up to today, there was a ton of debate as to who should be the best-rated quarterback in the game. It basically came down to three players: co-cover athletes Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady, along with last year’s MVP Aaron Rodgers.
While many consider Patrick Mahomes to be the future of the league, the dynamic quarterback was actually bested by Tom Brady in the Super Bowl, leading to speculation that Brady — even at 43-years-old — could somehow top Mahomes in the ratings. And then, of course, there is Aaron Rodgers. With his league-leading 48 touchdowns, the MVP made a good case to be the top passer in Madden 22.
But when the smoke cleared, it was Patrick Mahomes as the best-rated quarterback in Madden 22 at launch. Mahomes is rated a 99 overall, and will begin the season in the 99 Club.
But Tom Brady is a close second. The Buccaneers quarterback checks in with a 97 rating, up seven points from where he started last year. It’s the highest rated he’s had since 2019’s 99 overall rating.
And then we have Aaron Rodgers, who is arguably the best pure passer in the league. He is rated a 96 overall, which many believe is too low. There’s an argument to be made that as a quarterback, he’s better than both Mahomes and Brady; he just doesn’t have the talent or coaching support around him.
As revealed earlier this week, Trevor Lawrence is the best rated rookie quarterback in Madden 22, although he’s not actually the highest rated rookie in the game. Dak Prescott, who is returning from a gruesome ankle injury, finds himself with an 87 overall.
Josh Allen, who I believed could be one of the five best QBs in the game after last year’s performance, checks in with an 88 overall. But while he may not have the best overall, he does have the most throw power of the group.
Here are the top rated quarterbacks in Madden 22 at launch:
- Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) – 99
- Tom Brady (Tamp Bay Buccaneers) – 97
- Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) – 96
- Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) – 94
- Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens) – 91
- Deshaun Watson (Houston Texans) – 90
- Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills) – 88
- Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys) – 87
- Ryan Tannehill (Tennessee Titans) – 87
- Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons) – 85
- Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns) – 84
- Matthew Stafford (LA Rams) – 83
- Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals) – 82
- Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders) – 81
- Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers) – 80
- Kirk Cousins (Minnesota Vikings) – 79
- Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) -78
- Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars) – 78
- Jared Goff (Detroit Lions) – 77
- Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals) – 77
- Cam Newton (New England Patriots) – 76
- Jimmy Garoppolo (San Francisco 49ers) – 76
- Ryan Fitzpatrick (Washington Football Team) – 75
- Zach Wilson (New York Jets) – 75
- Justin Fields (Chicago Bears) – 74
- Trey Lance ( San Francisco 49ers) 74
- Jameis Winston (New Orleans Saints) – 73
- Teddy Bridgewater (Denver Broncos) – 73
- Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins) – 73
- Andy Dalton (Chicago Bears) – 72
- Carson Wentz (Indianapolis Colts) – 72
- Daniel Jones (New york Giants) – 72
- Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles) – 71
- Mac Jones (New England Patriots) – 71
- Sam Darnold (Carolina Panthers) – 71
- Drew Lock (Denver Broncos) – 70
- Nick Foles ( Chicago Bears) – 70
- Gardner Minshew II (Jacksonville Jaguars) – 69
There may be no surprise here, but Lamar Jackson is the fastest quarterback with 96 speed, followed by Kyler Murray (91) and Justin Fields (90).
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Overall, the ratings are pretty in line with my predictions. Remember, these are only the ratings at launch. Player ratings change weekly depending on their performance in real life.