Madden 18 is right around the corner releasing on August 25th for Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. This installment brings new additions to franchise mode allowing you to fully rebuild, relocate and customize an NFL roster. Judging by the player ratings so far in Madden 18, The New York Jets might be the perfect team to get the most of this franchise mode. Sorry Jets fans.
Of the NFL’s 32 teams, the Jets are the only team without a player rated as an 86 overall or better. The Jets’ highest rated player is third-year defensive end Leonard Williams (85).The Browns, Bears and 49ers are also on the lower rated teams in Madden, but those teams still have at least one highly-rated player on the roster. The Browns have left tackle Joe Thomas (92), the Bears have left guard Josh Sitton (89) and the 49ers have fullback Kyle Juszczyk (91) and linebacker Navorro Bowman (88), according to Pastapadre.
The Jets only have five other players rated 80 overall or higher: running back Matt Forte (84), offensive guard James Carpenter (82), running back Bilal Powell (81), defensive end Sheldon Richardson (81) and safety Jamal Adams (81). Quarterback Josh McCown is a 73 overall, while backups Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are rated 69 and 66, respectively. In total, the Jets have 29 players listed 70-79 overall and 39 players listed 69 overall or lower.
Maybe you might not be able to trade for first round draft picks, but if you’re looking for a clean slate and build through the draft similar to the Seattle Seahawks, or Dallas Cowboys to start your franchise, the New York Jets are the best team to choose from by far. It might be a rough first couple of years, but with a low payroll, you will have the flexibility to shape the direction of the team.
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