The latest Madden video game was released on Tuesday, and the Madden NFL '16 player rankings have stirred up a debate among gamers and football fans alike.

Unsurprisingly, quarterback Drew Brees leads the pack with a 95 rating, which is third best among all quarterback ratings behind Aaron Rodgers (99) and Tom Brady (97).

Jairus Byrd, who remains on the PUP list and spent most of last season on IR comes in ranked second best with 91, as did star punter Thomas Morstead.

At first glance, my prediction is wide receiver Brandin Cooks will see his number jump by the end of the season. 82 is a fair ranking based on his rookie season, but fans are in store for a season full of highlights from Mr. Cooks.


First Name Last Name Position OVR
Drew Brees QB 95
Jairus Byrd FS 91
Thomas Morstead P 91
Max Unger C 90
Cameron Jordan RE 87
Marques Colston WR 86
Zach Strief RT 85
Brandon Browner CB 84
Mark Ingram HB 83
Parys Haralson RE 82
Brandin Cooks WR 82
C.J. Spiller HB 81
Terron Armstead LT 81
Akiem Hicks LE 81
Dannell Ellerbe MLB 80
Keenan Lewis CB 80
Rafael Bush FS 79
Kevin Williams DT 79
Jahri Evans RG 78
Josh Hill TE 78
Jamarca Sanford SS 78
Benjamin Watson TE 78
Anthony Spencer RE 78
David Hawthorne MLB 77
Andrus Peat RT 77
Kenny Phillips FS 77
Kenny Vaccaro SS 77
Orson Charles TE 76
Tim Lelito LG 76
John Jenkins DT 75
Josh Morgan WR 75
Khiry Robinson HB 74
Kyle Wilson CB 74
Austin Johnson FB 73
Mike McGlynn LG 73
Tim Hightower HB 72
Erik Lorig FB 72
Luke McCown QB 72
Nick Toon WR 72
Stephone Anthony MLB 71
Garrett Grayson QB 71
Ramon Humber ROLB 71
Kevin Brock TE 70
Toben Opurum FB 69
Vinnie Sunseri SS 69
P.J. Williams CB 69
Bryce Harris LT 68
Senio Kelemete C 68
Michael Brewster C 68
Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB 68
Michael Egnew TE 68
Tyeler Davison DT 68
Joseph Morgan WR 68
Edwin Baker HB 67
Brian Dixon CB 67
Ryan Griffin QB 67
Delvin Breaux CB 67
Kasim Edebali LOLB 66
Terrence Frederick CB 66
Dustin Hopkins K 66
Hau'oli Kikaha LOLB 66
Marcus Murphy HB 65
Jalen Saunders WR 65
Ronald Powell LOLB 64
Brandon Coleman WR 63
Jerry Franklin MLB 63
Seantavius Jones WR 63
Damian Swann CB 63
Lawrence Virgil DT 63
Lance Lewis WR 62
Davis Tull LOLB 62
Zach Hocker K 61
Nick Becton LT 60
Justin Drescher TE 49