Madden 23 was officially unveiled earlier this month with a release date of August 19, 2022. There’s currently a beta running for this year’s game, giving us a hands-on idea of the latest changes, including the new FieldSENSE game mechanic. But despite the ongoing beta, EA still hasn’t released official player ratings in Madden 23. The current player ratings in the beta are placeholders only.
We suspect EA will reveal player ratings for Madden 23 sometime next month, possibly mid-July to late July. While some have claimed player ratings have already leaked, EA insists they are not accurate.
We all know how fun it is to debate rankings in Madden every year, so I thought while we wait for the official reveal, I’ll give you the players who I think will be the best at each position this year. I’ll start with the most important position: Quarterback.
You can see the leaked list of Madden 23’s best quarterbacks here, but here’s who I think should be the highest rated in this year’s game.
Before we get into this year’s ratings, let’s first take Madden 22 and the quarterback position both at launch and after the Super Bowl. At launch, the top five rated quarterbacks were Patrick Mahomes (99), Tom Brady (97), Aaron Rodgers (96), Russell Wilson (94), Lamar Jackson (91). After the Super Bowl, it looked like this: Tom Brady (99), Patrick Mahomes (97), Aaron Rodgers (95), Dak Prescott (90) and Lamar Jackson (90).
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers has been leaked as Madden 23’s second-best quarterback, behind Patrick Mahomes. Even though I could see that was still the case this year, I don’t think that’s how it should be. In my mind, Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the league.
Despite all the drama surrounding Rodgers in Green Bay, he continues to produce on the pitch. Last season, he threw for 37 touchdowns, which was tied for fourth in the league. But get this, he only threw four interceptions. Brady, Stafford, Herbert, Mahomes and Prescott — the only quarterbacks with the same number or more touchdown passes — all threw double-digit interceptions.
And technically, last season was a bad year for Rodgers. In 2020, he threw for a league-leading 48 touchdowns and just five interceptions.
I don’t know what EA has against Aaron Rodgers. Perhaps it’s the constant disappointment of the playoffs. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t run like Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson. But as a pure passer, he’s the best there is. And it’s time it was classified as such.
Rating prediction: 99 overall