Madden 2010 Overall: 96
Madden 2011 Overall: 99
Yes, I went there. Yes, I will get hate mail. And no, I do not care.
Although this is a very small increase, just the fact that he's a 99 disgusts me. Are we again going through the stereotype that the Super Bowl winning quarterback is somehow the best?
Granted, Peyton Manning, Brees's superior, is also a 99.
But still! This is ridiculous!
But, under closer inspection, it revealed that Brees was given only 88 throw power, compared to Manning's 95. Finally, someone notices his weak arm!
He also was given 97 accuracy, a little more than he deserves, but less than Manning's 99.
He had 99 awareness, though. That's probably what gave him his 99. At least Manning has 99 awareness too.
So Madden still agrees with me that Manning is the best! However, I'm going to get even more hate mail for this...
Brady is still the number two. He has tremendous arm strength, great accuracy, coolness under pressure, and everything that Brees doesn't.
Does it matter that the Patriots were only 10-6? No. You can't blame the quarterback for that kind of stuff.
So, in conclusion, if anyone should be a 99 with Manning, it's definitely not Brees—it's Brady.