Every offensive possession in football starts with the ball in your center's hands.
The center position is the linchpin of the offensive line, and is very important for your Madden 21 franchise.
How to choose the best centers (C) in Madden 21’s Franchise Mode
We won't be taking into account age, contract, or injury status - simply the highest OVR players.
With this in mind, let's dive in!
Jason Kelce - 94 OVR
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles fans know Jason Kelce well, as he's played all 9 seasons of his career for the team since being a 6th round draft pickup.
Kelce has been a huge star for the team, a three-time Pro Bowler, and of course, a Super Bowl Champion.
STAR POWER: Kelce is a standout superstar at the center position
Kelce plays the center position a bit differently than most, bringing a higher level of athleticism and speed to the spot to get ahead on run blocking.
In Madden 21, Kelce's strengths are his position-leading 74 Agility, 98 Awareness, 98 Run Block, 98 Run Block Finesse, and 95 Run Block Power.
Rodney Hudson - 93 OVR
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
If you're looking to pass the ball, look no further than Rodney Hudson for your center position.
VETERAN: Madden 21 isn't Hudson's first game, and it won't be his last
While the Las Vegas Raiders don't take advantage of Hudson's pass blocking skills as well as other teams might, he's the best in the league at covering the pass from the center spot.
This skill is displayed in Madden 21 with Hudson's position-leading 94 Pass Block, 96 Pass Block Power, 92 Pass Block Finesse. He also brings a solid 90 Strength.
Alex Mack - 89 OVR
Team: Atlanta Falcons
Alex Mack is one of the older players on this list at 34-years-old, but his work for the Falcons since 2016 has been fantastic, earning him 3 of his 6 career Pro Bowl appearances.
In Madden 21, Alex Mack is tied for the strongest Center in the game with 92 Strength, has a position-leading 94 Impact Block, and brings to the table 95 Awareness, 94 Run Block Finesse, and 92 Run Block Power.
Brandon Linder - 87 OVR
Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
At just 28-years-old, Linder is one of the youngest players on this list, and has a bright future ahead of him in the center position.
PROSPECT: While Linder has already seen a record contract, he still will have to grow his skills to match it
He's spent his entire career as a Jaguar, and was the highest paid center in league history after his 2017 deal.
While Linder has seen the big money, his skills in Madden 21 are simply good across the board rather than great in any one area. He brings to the table 88 Run Block, 87 Pass Block, 90 Pass Block Power, and 89 Run Block Power.
Maurkice Pouncey - 86 OVR
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Maurkice Pouncey is a decorated powerhouse at the center spot with 8 Pro Bowl appearances in his 10 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In Madden 21, Pouncey has a whopping 92 Impact Block and 91 Strength alongside 86 Run Block Power and 85 Pass Block Power.
Ryan Kelly - 85 OVR
Team: Indianapolis Colts
At 27 years old, Ryan Kelly is the youngest name on this list, and is a future prospect for the Indianapolis Colts.
Kelly is already a consistent anchor for the Colts' offensive line that specializes in the pass game, and it shows in Madden 21. Kelly has 86 Pass Block, 88 Pass Block Power, and 84 Pass Block Finesse .
David Andrews - 84 OVR
Team: New England Patriots
In David Andrews short career so far, he's already a two-time Super Bowl Champion. Now it's time to see how he can play when he isn't protecting Tom Brady, and it might benefit him as a run-game specialist.
In Madden 21, Andrews has a whopping 90 Run Block, 90 Run Block Power, 87 Run Block Finesse, and 86 Pass Block Finesse.
All the best centers in Madden 21
|Jason Kelce||Philadelphia Eagles||94|
|Rodney Hudson||Las Vegas Raiders||93|
|Alex Mack||Atlanta Falcons||89|
|Brandon Linder||Jacksonville Jaguars||87|
|Maurkice Pouncey||Pittsburgh Steelers||86|
|Ryan Kelly||Indianapolis Colts||85|
|David Andrews||New England Patriots||84|
|Frank Ragnow||Detroit Lions||83|
|Ryan Jensen||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||83|
|Mitch Morse||Buffalo Bills||82|
|Cody Whitehair||Chicago Bears||81|
|Matt Paradis||Carolina Panthers||81|
|Ben Jones||Tennessee Titans||80|
|Mike Pouncey||Los Angeles Chargers||80|
|J.C. Tretter||Cleveland Browns||79|
|Weston Richburg||San Francisco 49ers||79|
|Corey Linsley||Green Bay Packers||78|
|Erik McCoy||New Orleans Saints||78|
|Garrett Bradbury||Minnesota Vikings||77|
|Chase Roullier||Washington Football Team||75|