Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Top Patriots Players Leaked

The Patriots have had a player grace the cover of Madden NFL for the past two seasons.

For Madden NFL 17, Rob Gronkowski was able to snag the cover of the video game and last year it was Tom Brady getting on there for the G.O.A.T. edition. While it doesn’t look like a three-peat is in the works for 2019, New England finds a solid amount of their players held in high regard in terms of their ranking.

Thanks to YouTuber Miguel “Gator” Lozada, we’re getting a first look at this year’s opening Madden rating for the top-10 Patriots on the roster. Of course, these ratings could change by the time the game is actually released, but it provides a good snapshot of where they stand heading into training camp in the next month.

Here’s a look at the top-10 Patriots currently in Madden NFL 19:

Tom Brady – 97
Rob Gronkowski – 92
Devin McCourty – 91
Jason McCourty – 86
Stephon Gilmore – 85
Trey Flowers – 85
Julian Edelman – 84
Adrian Clayborn – 83
David Andrews – 83
Patrick Chung – 81
Right off the bat what jumps out is how high Jason McCourty is ranked on this list as he’s right behind his twin brother, Devin, and in front of the likes of Trey Flowers and Stephon Gilmore. McCourty did have a strong season with Cleveland in 2017 totaling 65 tackles, three interceptions and 14 passes defended, while often squaring up against the top pass catchers in the NFL. Still, it does seem strange that he’s above Trey Flowers, who could be looked at as underrated more so than Jason McCourty being underrated.

Another noticeable aspect to this list is who is not on it, specifically regarding Dont’a Hightower. The linebacker is coming off a torn pectoral muscle that cut his 2017 season short, but when healthy he is one of the more versatile linebackers in the NFL. He can line up in the middle of the defense and assume the responsibilities of wearing the green dot, while also having the ability to kick outside and provide pressure coming off the edge.

It wouldn’t be too surprising to see Hightower’s rating get boosted once the regular season comes around and he returns to form. Ideally, he’d be somewhere in the low 90’s contending with Devin McCourty for the top overall defensive player on the Patriots.

As it relates to the entire list of NFL ratings throughout the league, Tom Brady is tied for the fourth highest ranked player at a 97 overall with Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. The only players that they are looking up at are Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Rams pass rusher Aaron Donald and Steelers receivers Antonio Brown who are all 99 overalls.

Last season serving as the Madden cover athlete, Brady entered the year as a 99 overall, but dipped below that just a tad hovering around a 97-98 overall rating throughout the year and finishing off 2017 as a 98.

Madden NFL 19 will be released on August 10th.

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