(ESPN) Who is the best video game player in the NFL right now? That’s easy; Maurice Jones-Drew is a beast on the sticks. He’s a former Madden Bowl champ, a “Call of Duty” king and spends nights putting his skills to the test online against anyone who wants a challenge.
So while I’m sure the highest-rated players at each position get a kick out of seeing their skills translated to polygons, it has to be extra special to someone like MJD, who can now go out and dominate in “Madden 13” by handing the ball to himself, the best running back to step foot on the virtual field (even if he’s nowhere to be found at Jaguars camp).
Here’s a rundown of the Top 10 running backs in “Madden 13” by overall player rating:
10. Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons: 91 overall
9. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs: 91 overall
8. Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams: 92 overall
7. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers: 92 overall
6. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears: 93 overall
5. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens: 95 overall
4. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles: 95 overall
3. Arian Foster, Houston Texans: 96 overall
2. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings: 97 overall
1. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars: 97 overall
ERRONEOUS! ERRONEOUS ON ALL COUNTS! First off for the sake of the argument, we will be under the assumption that all of these players are 100% healthy for the 2013 season. With that being said, there is no legitimate argument to be made that MJD should be ahead of AP. Zero. None. Leave. Get out. AP has single-handedly won more games for the Vikings than MJD has come close to doing in Jacksonville. And who in their right mind would put the fatty Michael Turner in a top 10 and leave “gettin away from the cops speed” Chris Johnson out? Yeah CJ may have straight up crapped his pants last year, but I still think he deserves the nod over Michael Turner and Jamaal Charles. But I’m sure everyone has their own opinion, so let’s hear it.
10. Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders
9. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
8. Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams
7. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
6. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
5. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
3. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
2. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
AP ALL DAY!