Bucs quarterback Tom Brady was announced as the co-cover athlete for latest installment of Madden football video game franchise. Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, whom he shares the cover with, has already been announced as part of the “99 Club.” Today the rest of the quarterback position player ratings came out on Friday with Brady, the Super Bowl LV MVP landing the second-highest rating at his position with a 97. The 97 rating has Brady tied with several players for a spot as a Top 10-rated player in the game.
The Bucs had several players land in the Top 10 of their respective positions. Wide receiver Mike Evans came in at nine in his position group. Rob Gronkowski was rated seventh amongst tight ends. While nose tackle Vita Vea rounded out his position grouping.
EA Sports did not announce the inside linebacker position, but one would assume Lavonte David and White would have fairly high ratings as well.
Notable snubs for Top 10 teams include Shaq Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul in the edge rusher group and Carlton Davis III in the cornerback group. One could make a case for Antoine Winfield, Jr. at the safety position, too. It’s interesting to note that Scotty Miller also failed to land in the Top 10 of the speed ratings for wide receivers.
J.C. Allen is one of PewterReport.com’s newest beat writers. As a New England transplant, he has closely followed Tom Brady’s entire career and first fell in love with the game during the Patriots 1996 Super Bowl run. J.C. is in his second year covering the team after spending a year with Bucs Report as a writer, producer and show host. Some of his other interests include barbecuing, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. His favorite Buccaneer of all time is Simeon Rice and believes he deserves a spot in Canton. Follow J.C. Allen on Twitter @JCAllenNFL.
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