18 Sep 2021 8:29 PM +00:00

Madden 22: Best starting QBs after the week one Roster Update

Madden 22 has dropped their first weekly Roster Update, and among the most controversial moves will be the quarterbacks who saw ratings dive or rise this week.

We've got full details on every single starting QB in the NFL and how their ratings look in Madden 22 following this Roster Update.

Madden 22 Roster Update: Best Quarterbacks after ratings changes

There was little change near the top of the pack, as even a one point dip for third ranked Aaron Rodgers couldn't drop him below any of the nearby names at the top.

Continued struggles could send Rodgers spiraling out of the upper echelon if he doesn't turn things around in week two, but as of now he still stays high despite that decrease.

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GREEN BAY'S A-ROD: Rodgers took a dip, but he's still elite

Here are the top 10 starting QBs in Madden 22 following the week one Roster Update:

  • Patrick Mahomes, 99 OVR, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Tom Brady, 97 OVR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Aaron Rodgers, 95 OVR (-1), Green Bay Packers
  • Russell Wilson, 94 OVR, Seattle Seahawks
  • Lamar Jackson, 91 OVR, Baltimore Ravens
  • Dak Prescott, 88 OVR (+1), Dallas Cowboys
  • Josh Allen, 88 OVR, Buffalo Bills
  • Ryan Tannehill, 86 OVR (-1), Tennessee Titans
  • Baker Mayfield, 85 OVR (+1), Cleveland Browns
  • Matthew Stafford, 84 OVR (+1), Los Angeles Rams
[Plain Text = No Ratings Change, Bold = Ratings Increase, Italicized = Ratings Decrease]

Dak Prescott nears top 5 starting QBs while Matt Ryan drops out of the top 10

Dak Prescott saw a jump with a +1 boost this week taking him to 88 OVR, which ties him for sixth place and puts him on track to break into the top five if he can continue to improve throughout the season.

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HOW 'BOUT DAK: Prescott put together a strong week one, and there could be more great things to come

It hopefully is a sign of more great things to come for the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, and anyone using Prescott in Madden 22 or fantasy football.

Meanwhile, Matt Ryan dipped out of the top 10 thanks to a three point drop, while Matthew Stafford's slight improvement to 84 OVR crept him right into that upper echelon.


Rest of the best starting quarterbacks in Madden 22 after the Ratings Update

Not every starting quarterback in the NFL has the honor of making that upper echelon, but they've still got to saddle the load of leading a team.

This is perhaps most true of Taylor Heinicke, who never expected to be leading the Washington Football Team but got his next man up opportunity when Ryan Fitzpatrick went down in week one with an injury.

THE NEW GUY: After going undrafted in 2015, Heinicke is getting his opportunity
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THE NEW GUY: After going undrafted in 2015, Heinicke is getting his opportunity

After a solid first week, Heinicke jumped up one point, and considering his performance against the New York Giants in Thursday Night Football, his bottom of the pack 62 OVR should be on the way up moving forward.


Meanwhile, rookie Justin Fields is now three whole points higher in his overall rating than Bears starter Andy Dalton, who dropped one point with this update.

Jameis Winston and Teddy Bridgewater saw the biggest improvements this week with Winston jumping 2 points and 3 for Bridgewater, while a handful of other QBs saw a slight increase.

Here's every other starting QB in Madden 22 ranked from best to worst:

  • Kyler Murray, 83 OVR (+1), Arizona Cardinals
  • Matt Ryan, 82 OVR (-3), Atlanta Falcons
  • Derek Carr, 81 OVR, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Justin Herbert, 80 OVR, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Kirk Cousins, 79 OVR, Minnesota Vikings
  • Ben Roethlisberger, 78 OVR, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Joe Burrow, 78 OVR (+1), Cincinnati Bengals
  • Jared Goff, 77 OVR, Detroit Lions
  • Trevor Lawrence, 77 OVR (-1), Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Teddy Bridgewater, 76 OVR (+3), Denver Broncos
  • Jameis Winston, 75 OVR (+2), New Orleans Saints
  • Jimmy Garoppolo, 75 OVR, San Francisco 49ers
  • Zach Wilson, 75 OVR, New York Jets
  • Carson Wentz, 72 OVR, Indianapolis Colts
  • Jalen Hurts, 72 OVR (+1), Philadelphia Eagles
  • Mac Jones, 72 OVR (+1), New England Patriots
  • Sam Darnold, 72 OVR (+1), Carolina Panthers
  • Tua Tagovailoa, 72 OVR (-1), Miami Dolphins
  • Andy Dalton, 71 OVR (-1), Chicago Bears
  • Daniel Jones, 71 OVR (-1), New York Giants
  • Tyrod Taylor, 69 OVR (+1), Houston Texans
  • Taylor Heinicke, 62 OVR (+1), Washington Football Team
[Plain Text = No Ratings Change, Bold = Ratings Increase, Italicized = Ratings Decrease]