Checking Back on Current Quarterback Ratings in Madden NFL 13

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 9:45 am

Three weeks ago an evaluation was done on the league’s starting quarterbacks in Madden NFL 13 by looking at their current overall rating and how that matched up with their production for the current season. With three roster updates since then and more data to consider it’s time to look again at where each of them (and a few new ones) stand and whether they could be considered overrated or underrated when matched up against the “average” QB statistically and it’s respective translation to Madden 13.

The “average” QB can be defined as having a Madden rating of 86 with statistical output of 2303 yards thrown, 62.2% completion percentage, 14 touchdown passes, 8 interceptions, and a 56.4 ESPN Total QBR rating.





Aaron Rodgers 2619-67.2%-27TD-6INT-69.5QBR 99 Slightly Overrated
Tom Brady 2976-65.1%-21TD-3INT-81.6QBR 99 —–
Drew Brees 3066-62.3%-28TD-9INT-71.6QBR 97 —–
Peyton Manning 2975-68.5%-24TD-7INT-80.6QBR 97 Slightly Underrated
Ben Roethlisberger 2287-66.1%-17TD-4INT-71.8QBR 95 —–
Matt Ryan 3072-67.5%-20TD-12INT-74.5QBR 95 —–
Eli Manning 2641-61.3%-12TD-11INT-66.6QBR 94 Slightly Overrated
Joe Flacco 2495-60.4%-13TD-7INT-56.4QBR 90 —–
Tony Romo 2916-67.3%-13TD-13INT-60.2QBR 89 —–
Matthew Stafford 2988-62.1%-12TD-10INT-59.9QBR 89 —–
Matt Schaub 2540-65.5%-18TD-8INT-65.7QBR 89 Slightly Underrated
Philip Rivers 2461-67.1%-17TD-14INT-43.1QBR 88 Vastly Overrated
Alex Smith 1731-70.0%-13TD-5INT-69.8QBR 88 Slightly Underrated
Robert Griffin III 2193-67.1%-12TD-3INT-70.7QBR 87 Underrated
Andrew Luck 2965-57.0%-12TD-12INT-75.6QBR 87 —–
Cam Newton 2395-57.0%-9TD-10INT-40.4QBR 86 Vastly Overrated
Jay Cutler 1814-59.2%-12TD-10INT-48.4QBR 86 Slightly Overrated
Michael Vick 2165-58.5%-11TD-9INT-47.5QBR 85 Slightly Overrated
Carson Palmer 3035-60.7%-17TD-11INT-45.2QBR 85 —–
Josh Freeman 2505-56.4%-21TD-7INT-59.1QBR 85 Underrated
Andy Dalton 2559-64.2%-20TD-11INT-57.5QBR 84 Underrated
Sam Bradford 2242-60.8%-12TD-8INT-50.4QBR 83 —–
Russell Wilson 1827-62.1%-15TD-8INT-56.1QBR 82 Underrated
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2179-62.5%-17TD-10INT-49.1QBR 82 —–
Matt Hasselbeck 1367-62.4%-7TD-5INT-48.5QBR 81 —–
Jake Locker 903-59.8%-6TD-2INT-71.1QBR 80 Slightly Underrated
Kevin Kolb 1169-59.6%-8TD-3INT-38.0QBR 78 Injured
Ryan Tannehill 2120-58.1%-6TD-11INT-48.0QBR 77 —–
Christian Ponder 2027-65.2%-12TD-8INT-52.0QBR 77 Slightly Underrated
Mark Sanchez 2038-53.5%-11TD-9INT-33.4QBR 75 Overrated
Matt Cassel 1796-58.1%-6TD-12INT-36.5QBR 75 Overrated
Brandon Weeden 2298-55.3%-11TD-12INT-22.8QBR 75 Overrated
Blaine Gabbert 1662-58.3%-9TD-6INT-40.9QBR 75 —–
Chad Henne 569-52.1%-5TD-1INT-40.0QBR 74 —–
John Skelton 1058-54.7%-2TD-5INT-19.3QBR 73 Overrated
Nick Foles 423-55.1%-1TD-3INT-18.0QBR 71 —–
Brady Quinn 308-60.3%-0TD-3INT-14.6QBR 71 —–

  • Move On Pasta

    Wow you really must have nothing else you can talk about to keep posting shit nobody cares about smh

    • And yet you keep coming back playa

      • Guest

        He’s right. These Madden ratings updates are some lame ass articles. Who still gives a shit about this stuff. Everybody knows that these Madden ratings updates are screwed up ALL of the time, and Pasta only posts this garbage to keep you all interested in a tired ass football game that he needs to continue to help EA sell, so HE can get paid.

        • Considering ratings articles are generally the most read…apparently a lot of people care! It’s mid-November, the next sports game (not counting the Wii U) comes out in March. Not like news is being neglected because people like to discuss player ratings in these games.

          • Kelsey

            Why did you choose to ignore Sports Champions 2? No kickbacks from Sony for every mention on your site?

  • Wheres the tebow grading. lol jk

  • @_TNNR

    I care, Pasta. I care.


    Weres kaepernick? And pretend to add 1-2 more TD’s and 150-200 more yards to alex smith’s stats. Thats what he’d have if he didnt get hurt last week. He scored a TD on the same drive he got blown to his head…

  • O

    i care about this pasta… thanks

  • $evere

    I got love for Eli but he’s overrated. He should be a 92-91

  • bhurst99

    Wow, the spread between worst and best is only 28. It makes the 100 points system entirely useless. I realize EA Sports does this because they don’t want to insult anybody but still it really hurts the game.

  • foolish813

    What I will never understand is that if we’re talking about a scale from 1-100, why is the average QB rated 86. Should be 50, no?
    Can anyone say common sense?

    • foolish813

      Basically ur telling me that If I have Tom Brady and he’s worth $100, you can trade me Brady Quinn and give me $30 bucks and that’s suppossed to be a fair deal?
      Bitch, you must be crazy!!!!!

    • These leagues are protective of their players. The NBA actually forced EA back in 08 I believe to change their ratings system in NBA Live when they tried to change it up and rate players in the manner you described.

  • Huejac2

    Freeman 85, Luck 87? Really?

  • This is garbage

    This is all sooo stupid and inaccurate. Shake it up a bit Pasta. Post some sports gaming news that doesn’t have anything to do with EA. Imagine yourself doing that shit for a change.

    • range

      Theres what, one sports game that isn’t made by EA. And pretty sure Pasta writes a lot about NBA 2K13. So you aren’t all that bright.

      • Kelsey

        Um, I’m sorry, but there are other sports games that aren’t made by EA. But you come here and would never know that, would you?

        • range

          Like I said. NBA 2K and The Show. One of which is written about frequently and the other which will be come baseball time. So your point is?

          • Kelsey

            Who made Sports Champions 2? Was there EVER any mention of that game here? That’s just one example, you dumbass.

  • MJ

    Josh Freeman and RG3 way underrated

  • bucsfan since 2000

    Wait how is luck better than freeman and im not being bias here freeman should be at 89right now

  • tish

    how much did espn pay you to list the total dilfer rating as a key stat?