• MADDEN 17 WILL NOT HAVE JOHNNY MANZIEL, BUT WE CAN DREAM CANNOT WE?


CLEVELAND, Ohio - NFL life hasn't been sort to Johnny Manziel (and absolutely vice versa). And neither possess the creators from the Madden gaming franchise.

Over the preceding two editions on the game - "Madden 15" and "Madden 16" - Manziel's ratings happen to be 77 and 71, respectively. To place that into viewpoint, the troubled quarterback's 71 rating last year place him behind the likes of Mike Glennon, Matt Flynn, Chad Henne, Christian Ponder, Colt McCoy, Brandon Weeden, Derek Anderson and Blaine Gabbert.

In reality, Madden 16 didn't assume a great deal of any Browns' quarterbacks, giving Brian Hoyer a 73 and Josh McCown a 72. Factors aren't any far better for Madden 17, out Aug. 23. Starter Robert Griffin III receiving a rating of 73 (very same as backups like Hoyer, Geno Smith plus a.J. McCarron).

Still, if Manziel had been still on the Browns, his rating would likely be even worse. Consider the other 3 Browns quarterbacks around the roster fall appropriate under RG3 in Madden 17 ratings: McCown (71), Cody Kessler (70) and Austin Davis (69).

Manziel dropped six rating points from Madden 15 to Madden 16 and he'd in all probability possess a ceiling of 70 this year. Offered Manziel's offseason troubles, the creators may drop him even further. Josh Gordon's Madden 17 rating is really a 76, down from 87 a year ago.

So what would Manziel's rating be if he have been nevertheless on the Browns? Only the creators of Madden actually know. But we are able to wager a guess.

Thinking of Manziel was behind Chad Henne final year, we do not see any explanation to alter that. Henne features a Madden 17 rating of 69. We also would not put Manziel ahead of somewhat reliable backups like Ryan Mallet (67) or Landry Jones (66).

Hence, an additional six point drop sounds about right, putting Manziel's Madden 17 rating at a 65. Not surprisingly, you could possibly usually make your very own version of Johnny Manziel on the game and price him what ever you'd like. Just know you'd be lying to oneself along with the Madden gaming globe.