The Madden 17 rankings happen to be revealed, and the Panthers received high marks. The reigning NFC Champions have an 87 overall rating as a team, which ties the New England Patriots for the highest rating inside the league.

Quarterback Cam Newton includes a 94 all round rating immediately after his MVP season. But linebacker Luke Kuechly will be the top-ranked player around the team and in the entire game, checking in having a 99 rating - the highest possible.

"Cam must have been very easily a 97 or 98," security and avid gamer Tre Boston mentioned. "If you give Luke a 99, which he deserves, Cam is your MVP and also you give him a 94? Come on man, that's robbery. Unbelievable."

Also of note, kicker Graham Gano is definitely the top-ranked kicker within the game at 85 all round.

"Yes, I really feel like Luke could be the most realistic guy they have on the game. That's realistic," Boston mentioned. "You could raise that hit energy up a little greater for TD though."

As for Boston, the third-year security said he would give himself an 81 general rating (Madden gave him a 78 this year).

"Next year, I am thinking I'll be a 91," Boston mentioned with a smile. "That's what I'm looking for."