Madden 13: Most Overrated and Underrated New York Jets in Latest Game

Aidan MackieSenior Analyst IAugust 24, 2012

The release of Madden is the unofficial beginning of competitive football each year. 

In a world dominated by technology, the game has become a haven for diehard football fans.

With the unveiling of the game to the public in just a few days, EA sports has released the ratings for quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers already. 

Here are the most overrated and underrated Jets offensive players in this year's Madden.

 

OVERRATED

Tim Tebow (Overall Rating: 77)

Tebow is a terrific athlete and competitor, but he does not belong in the same category as Jason Campbell, Sam Bradford and Matt Flynn. The former Heisman Trophy winner is painstakingly overrated in this year's game. 

The Jets backup quarterback received ratings of 87 and 80 in throw power and deep accuracy, respectively. In both those categories, Tebow is being significant overvalued. Throughout his career, he has struggled with accurate passes, no matter what distance. His deep ball is also mediocre, at best.

 

John Connor (Overall Rating: 78)

Connor has solid potential and fantastic blocking ability, but he is yet to achieve anything of note during the regular season. The Jets fullback has struggled in relevant action throughout his brief career, and he has appeared simply outmatched and unaware at times. 

"Terminator" does not deserve to rank among the top-end of fullbacks in the game, and rate ahead of solid runners such as James Starks, Danny Woodhead and Chris Ivory. 

 

UNDERRATED

Mark Sanchez (Overall Rating: 80)

Sanchez certainly isn't an elite quarterback, but he deserved a better overall rating in this year's edition of Madden. Twenty-five quarterbacks rank ahead of the Jets signal-caller, including the likes of Alex Smith, Josh Freeman, Matt Hasselbeck and Kyle Orton. 

The two particular attributes in which Sanchez is underrated is toughness (77) and play-action (80). The USC product deserves a much better rating in both these categories, as he has continually been able to stay on the field despite taking multiple big hits, and he excels in play-action. 

 

Stephen Hill (Overall Rating: 68)

Hill may be very raw, but his natural talent is phenomenal. An overall rating of 68 just doesn't cut it for him. Among his most underrated categories is strength (58). The second-round pick has exhibited terrific strength throughout his college days and the preseason, so this rating is baffling. 

 

On a side note, the Jets were given an overall rating of 79 as a team. That places them as the 11th best squad in the game, ahead of playoff teams such as the Texans, Saints and Lions.

The Patriots and Packers received the highest overall rating, 86, and the defending Super Bowl champion Giants were given an 84.

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