Madden 15 Ratings: Russell Wilson ties Tom Brady at QB

Russell Wilson is tied with Tom Brady at fourth in Madden ratings.
Russell Wilson is tied with Tom Brady at fourth in Madden ratings. (EASports.com)

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Although Madden 15 ratings don't reflect reality all the time, they are a good window into the way things are perceived in the NFL. Much has been made about Tom Brady slipping in real life and his rating won't do much to help.

Neither will the Patriots quarterback being tied with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as the fourth-overall signal caller.

How did this happen? Wilson is described as "the ultimate dual threat" and has an 86 speed ranking (eighth overall for quarterbacks), 90 agility (seventh), 92 accuracy (second!), and 93 throwing power. Wilson also has 89 deep accuracy (third overall) ranks fifth in throwing it on the run.

Brady, on the other hand, has a 99 awareness (tied for best in the NFL with Peyton Manning) and a 94 short and medium accuracy rating (third) plus a 93 throwing power.

Brady is still VERY good, obviously.

The best part about this rating? It's going to make EVERYONE mad. 49ers fans will be mad because Russell is this high, Patriots fans will be mad because Brady is this low and Seahawks fans will be mad because everyone is mad at them! It's ingenious really.

The three quarterbacks ranked above them shouldn't surprise you.

Drew Brees (96 overall) checks in at third and Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning are both tied for first with a 98 overall.

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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