Biggest moves in the new league year for Madden NFL 18

Posted March 16th, 2017 at 9:45 am

The new league year in the NFL began last Thursday of course being headlined by the opening of free agency. As usual, a number of big name players quickly agreed to deals with new teams or found themselves on the move via trade.

The Jaguars and Patriots stand out as winners so far. Jacksonville added three impact defensive players while the Patriots brought in Brandin Cooks for their first rounder, have found replacements for their losses, and hung onto Dont’a Hightower. On the flip side the Cardinals and Bengals have been hit hardest by departures, and the Chargers made Russell Okung the highest paid offensive tackle in the league yet there are 44 rated better than him in Madden.

Here’s a look at the players that finished Madden NFL 17 rated 80 Overall and above and their new homes for Madden NFL 18: 

Andrew Whitworth, LT, Los Angeles Rams – 91 Overall
Calais Campbell, DE, Jacksonville Jaguars – 90 Overall
Kyle Juszczyk, FB, San Francisco 49ers – 90 Overall
Martellus Bennett, TE, Green Bay Packers – 89 Overall

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles – 89 Overall
Tony Jefferson, SS, Baltimore Ravens – 88 Overall
A.J. Bouye, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars – 88 Overall
DeSean Jackson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 87 Overall
T.J. Lang, OG, Detroit Lions – 87 Overall
Kevin Zeitler, OG, Cleveland Browns – 87 Overall
Brandin Cooks, WR, New England Patriots – 86 Overall
Barry Church, SS, Jacksonville Jaguars – 86 Overall
Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Giants – 85 Overall
Pierre Garcon, WR, San Francisco 49ers – 85 Overall
Jared Cook, TE, Oakland Raiders – 85 Overall

Eddie Lacy, RB, Seattle Seahawks – 84 Overall
Ronald Leary, OG, Denver Broncos – 84 Overall
D.J. Swearinger, FS, Washington Redskins – 84 Overall
J.C. Tretter, C, Cleveland Browns – 84 Overall
Logan Ryan, CB, Tennessee Titans – 84 Overall
Ricky Wagner, OT, Detroit Lions – 83 Overall
Kenny Britt, WR, Cleveland Browns – 83 Overall
Terrelle Pryor, WR, Washington Redskins – 83 Overall
Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings – 83 Overall
Stephon Gilmore, CB, New England Patriots – 83 Overall
Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore Ravens – 82 Overall
Chris Baker, DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 82 Overall
Jabaal Sheard, DE, Indianapolis Colts – 81 Overall
Prince Amukamara, CB, Chicago Bears – 81 Overall
Lawrence Timmons, MLB, Miami Dolphins – 80 Overall
Dwayne Allen, TE, New England Patriots – 80 Overall

There are still some potential quality contributors on the market including Jamaal Charles (89), Adrian Peterson (87), LeGarrette Blount (86), Zach Brown (85), and Jared Cook (85). The Saints may also make a move on RFA Malcolm Butler (91).