With nearly ten days away from Madden 25 hitting retail shelves across the country, EA Sports has finally released offensive player ratings. In 2012, EA gradually released ratings throughout the month of August, but in 2013 they've strangely kept the ratings sealed from the public until now. Defensive ratings will be following shortly. A list of offensive players is below, or you can download the excel file of all 32 NFL teams.
A few quick notes:
- There's obviously a noticeable drop in wide receiver strength after A.J. Green. Last year's Madden was largely the same, as the top wide receivers after A.J. Green were Jordan Shipley (74) and Brandon Tate (73).
- Orson Charles is being rated as a tight end at the moment. That should change as he continues to develop as a fullback.
- Andre Smith was rated 81 overall to start the 2012 season on Madden 13. He's jumped eleven points between games and is the top rated offensive lineman on the Bengals.
- Speaking of improved linemen, Kevin Zeitler was rated at 75 in Madden 13 and has risen to an 87 rating in Madden 25.
- I found it interesting that Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert were rated equally to start the season. Gresham is rated higher in "awareness," but Eifert has the lead on catching ability. It's also interesting to note that Eifert is rated better as a blocker at the moment.
Mike Nugent (83)
Jermaine Gresham (80)
Tyler Eifert (80)
Orson Charles (71)
What do you think of the Madden 25 ratings for the Bengals offense so far? Sound off in the comments below!
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