- MADDEN NFL 17 PRICES BROWNS AS WORST TEAM, DOWN ON JOSH GORDON
CLEVELAND, Ohio - "Madden 17" is just two weeks away from taking over college youngsters and grown adults who nonetheless adore video games' lives.
The newest edition from the football gaming franchise arrives on Aug. 23. And a single thing fans have paid focus to more than the final couple of installments is how the creators of Madden view individual players and teams.
For Northeast Ohio fans, it is not superior news. The Cleveland Browns possess the lowest group rating on Madden this year having a 73, just behind the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins.
That's not necessarily an indication of how these teams will do come the 2016-2017 season. It's a lot more in regards to the overall capabilities of your players and how a team measures up to the excitement on the Madden virtual field.
As an illustration, teams like the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins are inside the bottom third of your Madden team ratings, but could win their respective divisions.
On the subject of person players, the news is not all that bad for the Browns. Not surprisingly, Madden nevertheless sees veteran offensive lineman Joe Thomas as a stud. Thomas, a future Hall of Famer, has an overall rating of 97, that is the second best for an offensive tackle behind the Dallas Cowboys' Tyron Smith.
Joe Haden, Paul Kruger, Gary Barnidge, Joel Bitonio, Tramon Williams and in some cases the punter Andy Lee all received general ratings in the 80s. Josh Gordon's all round rating of a 76 is most likely because of his time away. Otherwise he'd in all probability be regarded as among the elite wide receivers around the game.
The player you might be most curious about is Robert Griffin III. Madden gave RG3 an general grade of 73, boosted mostly by his speed and agility scores. Interestingly, that is precisely the same score former Browns quarterback and now Bears player Brian Hoyer received.