Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

EA Sports is rolling out the player rankings for the latest installment of its ultra-popular Madden franchise this week, with the top five quarterbacks the latest to be revealed.

The list is led by Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, both of whom received a 98 overall ranking, with Rodgers getting the edge in speed (of course), while Manning beats the Packers quarterback in short and medium accuracy, as well as awareness.

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They are followed by Drew Brees, who has a 96 overall rating thanks to high accuracy ratings, in short and middle distance situations

The biggest surprise of the group is Russell Wilson, who equals Tom Brady for the final spots on the list with a 93 overall. Wilson's speed and deep ball accuracy are what boost him into the top five with the NFL's more seasoned elite QB's.

[EA Sports]

-Brendan Maloy

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