On Monday, EA Sports began its release of Madden 16’s player ratings, which gamers and non-gamer football fans alike treat as gospel. It isn’t — it’s one part painstaking research, two parts copy-and-pasting from the previous year and three parts guesswork.
Today they released the top five highest rated running backs in the NFL. Somehow, a 30-year-old Adrian Peterson is a 95 overall. There is almost no precedent for a back at his age — who runs with A.P.’s bruising physicality — playing a full, successful season. Then again, there’s never been a player with Adrian Peterson’s combination of size and speed, so it’s not that crazy he’d be given such a gaudy rating in this year’s game.
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You can check out the full list of top rated running backs, below, plus the top 10 highest rated rookies. Madden 16 hits stores August 25.