The game hasn’t even been released yet, but the ratings are out. Three guys got the top rating in EA Sports’ Madden 19, the football video game we’ve been playing since we were all on Sega. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got one of those three 99 ratings.
The others were Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown and Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald.
But the point here is Rodgers is rated ahead of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The reigning MVP got a 97 rating.
Not bad. Not Rodgers.
Wanna watch Skip Bayless flip out about this completely inconsequential thing? Of course you do.
Although I really have a hard time listening to him talk, Shannon Sharpe properly attempts to put Skipper in his place.
It’s not about body of work!
Tom Brady is debatably the best quarterback of all time. I personally think Joe Montana is still in that conversation, but people who never saw the guy play, forget.
That’s not to say that I wouldn’t side with Brady in that argument if pressed, but this isn’t about that. It’s about talent. Is Antonio Brown the greatest receiver to ever play? No. Is Aaron Donald the best defensive lineman to ever play? No.
If Jerry Rice and Reggie White were in the game, in their primes, and were rated behind those two guys, then you’ve got an issue. Different eras.
And also different points in their careers.
Those are the top players at their position in terms of talent in the game right now.
At any rate, Aaron Rodgers > Tom Brady… in one arena.