Madden 23: The High 5 groups for Franchise Mode


Madden 23 Nick Chubb

Together with final workforce, franchise mode is an enormous fan-favorite in Madden as players get the chance to play with their favourite groups or create fully totally different ones utilizing the fantasy draft possibility. Earlier in July, Madden 23 launched their workforce rankings for players to see, leaving us a lot to look ahead to come August 19th.

Although some would possibly count on the earlier Tremendous Bowl winner to be the very best workforce for the subsequent Madden, it doesn’t at all times work that approach contemplating what number of free agent signings, trades, and draft pickups are accomplished all through the whole offseason. With so many new acquisitions made up to now, we’re going to check out the High 5 groups and assess whether or not the spot they landed in is warranted or not.

Let’s get straight to.

High 5 Madden 23 Crew Scores

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (92)
  2. Buffalo Payments (89)
  3. Los Angeles Rams (88)
  4. Inexperienced Bay Packers (88)
  5. Baltimore Ravens (87)

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (92)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the very best workforce in Madden 23 and legitimately so. Their offense holds the best ranking (92) and for quite a lot of key causes. On the forefront, is the G.O.A.T. himself Tom Brady, who got here again for one more season regardless of initially asserting his retirement earlier this yr.

Though he’s 45-years-old, Brady continues to be as harmful as ever, hitting profession highs final season in completions (485), passing yards (5,316), passing yards per sport (312.7), whereas posting his second highest, single-season landing complete (43). There’s good motive why he’s the very best quarterback in Madden 23 (97 ranking) and why this offense is pretty much as good as it’s.

Apart from Brady, the Buccaneers’ offensive supporting solid has solely gotten higher from season to season. With core members Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette, and Cameron Brate nonetheless on the workforce, the Buccaneers determined to additionally signal extensive receivers Julio Jones, Russell Gage, and tight finish Kyle Rudolph. That is additionally the identical offense that comprises three of the very best offensive linemen in Madden 23, which embody proper deal with Tristen Wirfs (91 general), middle Ryan Jansen (90 general), and proper guard Shaq Mason (87 general).

Defensively, the Buccaneers added defensive finish Akiem Hicks and signed veteran free security Logan Ryan. Much like that of their offensive, their protection is stacked with elite expertise and might be enjoyable to dominate with in Madden 23.

Buffalo Bills Stefon Diggs
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2. Buffalo Payments (89)

The Payments have a very well-balanced workforce on each side of the ball and positively deserve this second spot. After already proving simply how harmful they’re over these final two seasons alone, shedding to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the AFC Championship in 2020 earlier than developing brief as soon as extra to them within the Divisional Spherical final season, the Payments, identical to the Buccaneers, acquired even higher over the offseason.

Offensively, the Payments acquired an 89 ranking, matching their unit’s potential fairly precisely. With gamers like Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Dawson Knox, Gabriel Davis, and Devin Singletary all nonetheless main the cost for this offense, the Payments additionally added extensive receiver Jamison Crowder, tight finish OJ Howard, and drafted Georgia rookie operating again James Prepare dinner, the youthful brother of Dalvin Prepare dinner.

The one large motive why the Payments offense doesn’t obtain a grade increased than 89, is due to their offensive line. Out of their whole group, the very best offensive lineman is Dion Dawkins, who acquired an 83 ranking. Exterior of Dawkins and left guard Rodger Saffold, everybody else on the Payments offensive line has a ranking beneath 80, hindering their offense considerably.

Defensively, the Payments acquired a powerful 88 rating. This was a sensible resolution seeing they acquired future Corridor of Famer Von Miller and drafted the intense rookie cornerback from Florida in Kaiir Elam so as to add to an already elite secondary.

3. Los Angeles Rams (88)

After successful their second Tremendous Bowl ring final season, the Rams need to be within the High 5 for Madden 23. That stated, it’s comprehensible why they aren’t primary. With the retirement of Andrew Whitworth and the departures of Von Miller, Robert Woods, and Odell Beckham Jr. (who’s a free agent), the Rams definitely aren’t the identical actual workforce they have been earlier this yr once they hoisted the Vince Lombardy trophy.

Nevertheless, the Rams did properly to patch the holes left behind by a few of their former stars, warranting a ranking of 85 on Madden 23 because of this. Part of their potential to keep up that grade was because of the Rams signing former Chicago Bears wideout Allen Robinson, who makes for a powerful complimentary deep risk alongside Cooper Kupp. That stated, the truth that their offensive line solely has one participant that has an 80 ranking or increased (Rob Havenstein – 85), it is smart why the Rams offense solely acquired the 85 rating they did.

On protection, the Rams, who acquired an 88 ranking, signed not solely cornerback Troy Hill but additionally acquired the menacing veteran linebacker, Bobby Wagner. From Aaron Donald, Leonard Floyd, Jalen Ramey, Wagner, and Hill, the Rams protection is stacked with expertise, and will have doubtlessly earned the next rank for his or her unit.

Green Bay Packers Aaron Jones
Curtesy of the Inexperienced Bay Packers

4. Inexperienced Bay Packers (88)

Dropping Davante Adams over free company this offseason was a large blow for the Inexperienced Bay Packers and the largest motive why this spot is becoming for them.

Though their general ranking didn’t dip a lot from Madden 22 to 23 (Packers have been 89 general in 22), their offensive ranking dropped drastically, falling from a 91 to now an 86 rating. In actual fact, this blow was so harsh for the Packers, that their protection acquired a greater ranking than their offense in Madden 23 (although by only one level).

Regardless of such, the Packers are nonetheless a harmful offense to go up towards, particularly since they’ve a balanced assault. With four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers main the helm on the passing entrance with Adam Lazard, newly drafted Christian Watson, newly signed Sammy Watkins, and tight finish Robert Tonyan, the Packers even have a really sturdy operating sport with each Aaron Jones and AJ Dillion.

Although their offensive line isn’t pretty much as good because it must be, the Packers do have two of the very best offensive tackles within the league, in David Bakhtiari (94 general) and Elgton Jenkins (85 general).

On the defensive entrance, the Packers acquired an 87 ranking and for a unit that remained pretty unchanged. Regardless of shedding edge rusher Za’Darius Smith, the Packers nonetheless have Jair Alexander, Adrian Amos, Rashan Gary, Kenny Clark, Preston Smith, and so they drafted Georgia linebacker Quay Walker. This group has all of the firepower it wants and deserved to have a greater ranking than their offense.

5. Baltimore Ravens (87)

The Ravens, curiously sufficient, acquired the identical offensive and defensive rankings in Madden 23 than they did in Madden 22. Their offense acquired an 84 and their protection an 85, illustrating that apart from the modifications that came about, not an entire lot has improved on the general expertise scale for the Ravens.

Offensively, this does make sense. In addition to MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson and his elite tight finish Mark Andrews, the Ravens haven’t been capable of stack up higher expertise amongst their extensive receivers following the departure of Marquis Brown, leaving not an entire lot of nice receiving choices for Jackson.

What retains this unit afloat with their 84 ranking, is their offensive line, one which has Ronnie Stanley (90 general), Kevin Zeitler (85 general), and that drafted the intense rookie middle out of Iowa in Tyler Linderbaum. That stated, one can argue that the Ravens ought to have acquired a decrease ranking offensively, which might have derailed them from the High 5.

Defensively, the Ravens nonetheless carry a handful of imposing playmakers, from Marlon Humphrey, Michael Pierce, Calais Campbell, Marcus Williams, Marcus Peters, Kyle Fuller, and Odafe Oweh. In addition they drafted the gifted security out of Notre Dame in Kyle Hamilton, a vivid prospect with a ton of upside. The 85 ranking this unit acquired is truthful. However it has the potential to be significantly better because the season progresses.

With that stated, the largest motive why the Ravens are even within the High 5, is due to their particular groups ranking, which is the best within the sport (88). And the explanation for such, is essentially as a consequence of their kicker, Justin Tucker. He’s been the very best kicker within the league for years and from his kick accuracy to leg energy, Tucker is pretty much as good because it will get and the largest motive why the Ravens have the very best particular groups ranking. Tucker is the very best kicker in Madden 23 with a 90 general ranking.