3 Worst Starting Quarterbacks in Madden 12

The quarterback position has always been one of the most important positions in Madden. If you are stuck with a bad qb, your chances of winning drop significantly. There are 3 quarterbacks who stand above the rest

worst madden 12 quarterbacksThe quarterback position has always been one of the most important positions in Madden.  If you are stuck with a bad qb, your chances of winning drop significantly. There are 3 quarterbacks who stand above the rest when it comes to causing their teams trouble and frustration.

3. Christian Ponder – At 74 overall you really can’t do too much with Ponder.  Luckily for Vikings fans, he is only a rookie and has plenty of time to grow.  He also has weapons such as Percy Harvin and Adrian Peterson to throw to when he gets in trouble.  With the defense committing to the run, you don’t need a great quarterback but Christian Ponder does not get the job done.

2. Rex Grossman – There is really nothing positive about Rex Grossman in Madden 12 other than his 90 throw power.  Unfortunately throw power is useless unless you have throw accuracy to accompany it.  His 60 speed keeps him in the pocket without the ability to evade pressure.  It doesn’t help that he has no real weapons at running back or wide receiver.

1. Blaine Gabbert – 70 overall is the worst rating for a starting quarterback in recent memory. Luckily for Jaguar fans, Maurice Jones-Drew is a stud in Madden 12.  Blaine Gabbert has decent speed to at least avoid some pressure but his throw accuracy is the worst of all the starting quarterbacks in the game.  It is nearly impossible to complete any route over 20 yards with him.  It doesn’t help that the Jaguars also have the worst receivers in the game.

What quarterbacks did we leave off this list?  Which quarterbacks play the worst for you?

Top 5 Madden 12 Quarterbacks

top 5 madden 12 qb's

The quarterback position in madden 12 is more important than ever before.  Having a good qb makes the game easy, while having a bad qb makes completing a 10 yard pass nearly impossible.  So we decided to put together a list of the top 5 quarterbacks in madden 12.

5. Tim Tebow – If you know how to use him, Tim Tebow can be a great weapon.  The defense can’t just put 1 defender in a qb spy because Tebow will run him over.  A common weakness made by Bronco users is trying the run with Tebow or throw a streak route 50 yards downfield and hope for the best.  If you are disciplined and run a well balanced offense, you can give defenses fits in madden 12.

4. Drew Brees – The pinpoint accuracy that Brees has developed over the last 5 years is remarkable and it translates very well to the madden franchise.  Whether you are throwing a quick slant or a deep post, you can count on Drew Brees to put the ball right on the money.  You can bullet pass without worrying about overthrowing your wide receivers and using Brees as your qb allows you to use the precision pass feature with ease.  The only downside of playing with Brees is his lack of mobility.

3. Michael Vick – There have been many years where Michael Vick would be at the top of this list but because of the year the Eagle’s have been having, he moves a few notches down.  Vick has suprising accuracy for a mobile qb and is by far the most electrifying quarterback in Madden 12.  His inconsistency and fumbling problems have always been his downfall and that is no different this year.

2. Tom Brady –  A consistent qb with great ratings across the board, Tom Brady has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and Madden for a decade.  He can make all the throws and finds a way to avoid sacks in Madden 12 even though he isn’t the fastest or strongest guy.  He has no real flaws that stand out except some may view his speed as a negative.  However, if you are using Tom Brady you shouldn’t be running all that much anyway.

1. Aaron Rodgers – Aaron Rodgers is the perfect Madden quarterback.  He has high speed ratings, high accuracy ratings, and high throw power ratings.  Many quarterbacks make this list because they have no weaknesses.  Aaron Rodgers stands out from the pack because every attribute he has is a strength.  He makes any team he used with much better.  He is a lock to make the list for top 5 Madden nfl QB’s of all-time.

Honorable Mention goes to Peyton Manning.  If he wasn’t injured this year he would make this list.  Feel free to comment below on who should or shouldn’t have made the cut.