Madden 13 Player Ratings: QBs Whose Rankings Will Skyrocket This Season

Ian HanfordFeatured ColumnistAugust 31, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 25:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass against the Washington Redskins during a preseason game at FedExField on August 25, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Madden 13 lived up to the hype, in case you haven't picked up your copy yet, and the game will only improve as certain players do.

That's especially true for quarterbacks. Every gamer has their preferred style of play, and the emergence of specific signal-callers dictates who you decide to play with for your Connected Career.

Young quarterbacks will only get better as your franchise progresses. Let's take a look at three quarterbacks whose ratings will skyrocket as this season rolls along.


Andrew Luck

Luck is already rated an 84 as a rookie, and that's only going to get better. Not only does he have an 82 speed rating, but he's got 92 throw power and 88 passing accuracy.

That's not bad for a rookie, not bad at all.

Consider that Luck has Reggie Wayne's 88 overall rating to throw to, and an emerging tight end in Coby Fleener, and this offense could look like the Colts' days with Peyton Manning running the show before you know it.

Indianapolis' running backs are nothing to write home about, so Luck should be throwing the ball a lot. With each pass, you will get a better feel for his ability.

There's no doubt that Luck is a franchise arm under the delicate control of an experienced gamer.


Robert Griffin III

Quarterbacks like Griffin III are almost unfair in the virtual football world. Who doesn't like a quarterback who can dismantle a defense with no help from anyone?

RG3 has that potential because of one rating: his speed. His speed is currently a 93. That's ridiculously high for a quarterback, and he will have many Madden fans reminiscing about Michael Vick in his prime years with Atlanta.

Griffin III's 95 throw power leaves his arm with a ton of upside, but his dual-threat ability is the real attraction here.

By the end of the year, many gamers could prefer him to Luck.

Video games are all about style and how you like to play. RG3 is going to get better and better, and you're going to like how he plays more and more as the season goes along.


Andy Dalton

I debated on going with Cam Newton here, but I like Cincinnati's total product a bit more. I also really like what Dalton brings to the table.

After an excellent rookie season, Dalton is rated an 83 overall. What really sets him apart, though, is his 77 awareness.

Dalton is a cerebral player in real life, but his awareness on the virtual gridiron will translate into a major ratings spike by the end of the season.

Not only is he very good, but weapons like A.J. Green, Jermaine Gresham and underrated ball-carrier BenJarvus Green-Ellis will make his job easier.

The Bengals will win a good amount of games, and Dalton will be largely responsible for that.

If you're as smart of a player as he is a quarterback, you will do just fine in the rugged AFC North.