Madden NFL 12 – Top Rated Players At Every Position

The top rate players you should know about in Madden NFL 12.

Football is back. Though you could rejoice it with Madden NFL 12 but nothing is like watching a live game, is it ? Madden NFL 12 is quickly approaching us and EA Sports along with ESPN have been busy sharing the player ratings.

Last week, we shared the top-rated rookie players in Madden NFL 12, now it’s time to unveil the very best in the Madden.

So who are they ? find out below as we list down the top five players at every position; be it quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, or defensive ends.

Top 5 Quarterbacks

Quarter Back (QB) is the captain of all things offensive. He throws the ball, hands off the ball, runs the ball, literally runs the offense of the team.

  1. Tom Brady – New England Patriots: 99 overall
  2. Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts: 98 overall
  3. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers: 98 overall
  4. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers: 96 overall
  5. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints: 96 overall

Top 5 Running Backs

Running back is used primarily for the running plays, though he can also block.

  1. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings: 97 overall
  2. Chris Johnson – Tennessee Titans: 96 overall
  3. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs: 95 overall
  4. Maurice Jones-Drew – Jacksonville Jaguars: 95 overall
  5. Steven Jackson – St. Louis Rams: 94 overall

Top 5 Wide Receivers

When Quarter Back throws the ball, Wide Receivers of different types receive it. They are the primary receivers of the ball thrown by Quarter Backs, so very important in your offense play.

  1. Andre Johnson – Houston Texans: 97 overall
  2. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals: 96 overall
  3. Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons: 96 overall
  4. Reggie Wayne – Indianapolis Colts: 95 overall
  5. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions/Greg Jennings – Green Bay Packers: 93 overall

Top 5 Defensive Ends

Defensive Ends are your tacklers. They block the passes, close holes and blitz.

  1. Haloti Ngata – Baltimore Ravens: 97 overall
  2. Julius Peppers – Chicago Bears: 95 overall
  3. Justin Tuck – New York Giants: 94 overall
  4. Jared Allen – Minnesota Vikings: 94 overall
  5. Dwight Freeney –Indianapolis Colts/Trent Cole – Philadelphia Eagles/John Abraham – Atlanta Falcons: 93 overall

Top 5 Linebackers

Linebackers play the defensive role in both run and pass defense. They are a defensive version of tight end.

  1. James Harrison – Pittsburgh Steelers: 98 overall
  2. DeMarcus Ware – Dallas Cowboys: 98 overall
  3. Patrick Willis – San Francisco 49ers: 98 overall
  4. Jon Beason – Carolina Panthers: 97 overall
  5. Clay Matthews – Green Bay Packers/Ray Lewis – Baltimore Ravens: 95 overall

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