Apparently Tom Brady and Drew Brees can barely throw past 15-20 yards. In fact, they might be one of the worst starting QBs in the NFL at it, according to the makers of Madden NFL 15.
Check out this short video comparing the Deep Accuracy Ratings of some quarterbacks.
Some of the players that are rated higher than both Drew Brees and Tom Brady will astound you!
Kind of crazy right?
EA Sports bases their ratings almost solely on statistics, not actual ability to play.
They use the site ProFootballFocus.com. This site is basically an analytics/sabermetrics tool that analyzes every stat you can think of. The only stat it doesn’t take into account (which is the most important stat) is the eye test.
Unless you are a complete moron, you can visually see that both Drew Brees and Tom Brady are very accurate and should not be rated so low in comparison to other, less talented quarterbacks. This is where EA cashes in their nerd card and their ignorance on scouting talent and actually understanding the game of football.
Anyone with common sense realizes that there are so many different factors that go into a single play in football. Because of this, stats never tell the whole truth and can’t always be 100% trusted.
That’s my take… What is yours?
Leave a comment below and let me know if you agree or disagree with EA Sport’s QB ratings for this year’s Madden 15!