The quarterback is often the most important player in a game. Here, we’ll look at the best passes in Madden 24.
Without a doubt, the quarterback is the most important player on a football team. Some teams, like the Baltimore Ravens in 2000 with Trent Dilfer, have won the Super Bowl even though their quarterback was average. However, that team had one of the best defenses in NFL history.
Having a good quarterback is important if you want to be competitive in the NFL. A QB is the only player in the NFL who can really control the game. Five of the last seven cover players for the game have been quarterbacks, so it’s clear that Madden agrees. Come with me as I look at the best passes in Madden 24.
Tua Tagovailoa – 83
When he first came to the NFL in 2020, Tua Tagovailoa had a little trouble getting used to the pros. But after the Miami Dolphins got Tyreek Hill, the 25-year-old QB had his best statistical season in 2022. The most yards he ever threw in a game was 3,548, and he scored 25 touchdowns. He also led the league in yards gained per pass attempt (8.9).
But Tagovailoa got concussions several times during the 2022 season, and Miami’s medical staff was even asked to explain why they didn’t follow the right procedures. But in virtual football, Tagovailoa is a good quarterback who throws hard enough (86) and does best with short passes (96). One of the worst play-action scores (84) among the best quarterbacks, so he’ll need to do better there to move up in the rankings.
Kirk Cousins – 84
Kirk Cousins has been an average quarterback for most of his 11-year career. He is now in his sixth season with the Minnesota Vikings. For eight years in a row, Cousins has thrown 25 or more touchdowns, but his costly mistakes and lack of “clutch gene” have hurt his team’s chances of winning.
Cousins needs the pocket to stay whole in order to be successful. If you put pressure on him, he throws 85 times worse than anyone else, and he can’t break a sack 35 times in his life. It’s true that Cousins is the best quarterback at play-action plays that trick defenders (98). Minnesota’s quarterback is above-average at making short (90), middle (91), and long (90) throws, so Cousins can try most passes as long as he has time.
Aaron Rodgers – 86
After sitting on the bench for three years and watching Brett Favre play, Aaron Rodgers quickly became one of the best players in the league when he became the starter. Rodgers won four Most Valuable Player awards and a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers in 15 years as a starter. However, the quarterback and the team’s front office had a bad relationship, just like the quarterback before him, and he was moved to the New York Jets.
It’s still unclear if Rodgers will be successful with Gang Green, but the team knows they can count on him to be available in games where energy is high (97). In recent years, he has become less accurate with long balls (86), but he can still throw good short passes (92). It’s no longer true that Rodgers is one of the best players in the NFL, but he can still win games.
Justin Herbert – 87
People who follow the Los Angeles Chargers quickly forgot about Phillip Rivers, who was their quarterback for a long time. He is 25 years old and was named Rookie of the Year in 2020. The next year, he made it to his first Pro Bowl. In 2022, the Chargers made the playoffs for the first time since 2018, but the Jacksonville Jaguars beat them badly.
Herbert has great throwing power (97), but his throws aren’t always accurate compared to other passers. His medium (88) and long (88) throws might not be on, which could put even more pressure on his wide receivers to make epic catches. Some quarterbacks have more of an effect on the game than they are given credit for in Madden. Herbert is a great example of this.
Dak Prescott – 87
It could be said that Dak Prescott is overdone in Madden 24 while Justin Herbert is underrated. The quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys made the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons, but he hasn’t been chosen for any other teams yet. Prescott threw 23 scores last season, which was one of the fewest in his career and the most in the league (15 interceptions).
When the pocket falls open and Prescott has to make a quick choice, his best traits stand out. He does a good job throwing under pressure (88) and on the run (94). He also does a great job of getting free from sacks (92). Prescott is 30 years old, so this may be the height of his career. He’s the kind of person who can catch fire but will let you down when it matters.
Jalen Hurts – 88
After beating Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles were the best team in the NFL last season and made it to the Super Bowl. Hurts had the best season of his career in terms of stats. He threw for 3,701 yards and 22 touchdowns, which were both career highs. He came in second place for the MVP award.
Hurts does best with shorter throws (94) but needs to work on his middle (87) and deep (87) throws if he wants to get better as a quarterback. He can’t pass the ball, though, so Hurts is unique in that way that he can help Philadelphia’s attack. Hurts has the second-best speed rating (89) and the third-best ball carrier vision rating (94), which makes the game more interesting for him and the Eagles.
Lamar Jackson – 91
The national media say that Lamar Jackson isn’t a good quarterback, but there isn’t a more dangerous offensive threat in the middle than Jackson. With 96 speed, 96 quickness, and 95 agility, the quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens is the fastest player in his position. He also has amazing spin (83) and juke (90) moves.
There’s no doubt that Jackson can throw the football around the field. He is a great runner. Because people are afraid of how fast he can run, he has the second-highest play-action grade (97). While he’s not very good at long passes (84% of the time), he’s a very good athlete who won MVP in 2019 and has already shown that he can take over games.
Josh Allen – 94
Josh Allen, who is on the face of Madden 24, is the third-best quarterback in the game. The quarterback for the Buffalo Bills has been in the top three for MVP votes two of the last three years. And the Bills are still a popular pick to win the AFC.
Allen is the game’s best quarterback (80) and has the most powerful throws (99). Allen isn’t as good at running the ball as Lamar Jackson, but at 6’5″ and 237 pounds. He’s hard to sack (96), and he has a tough, stiff arm (83) that helps him avoid being tackled. For the fourth year in a row, Allen has thrown for over 4,000 yards and thirty scores. He will soon be seen as the best quarterback in the league.
Joe Burrow – 95
Joe Burrow’s rookie year was cut short in 2020 when he tore a partial knee. But the quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals came back strong in 2021, winning Comeback Player of the Year and making an amazing trip to the Super Bowl.
There’s a good case for Burrow to be the best quarterback in Madden, even though he’s only ranked second. He is the best passer in Slope Game because he is perfect on all three types of passes (99 short, 98 middle, and 93 deep). Burrow is a great quarterback, and many people will probably think of him as the best quarterback in Bengals history.
Patrick Mahomes – 99
After just six years, Patrick Mahomes has already earned a spot in the Hall of Fame. There have been three Super Bowls with the Kansas City Chiefs, and their QB has won two and been named MVP twice. Mahomes had the most passing yards (5,250) and scores (41), which is why he has a perfect rating in Madden.
He isn’t the most accurate or hardest-throwing quarterback, but he is the toughest (99) and smartest (98). Mahomes hurt his ankle again in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. But he was able to stay in the game and will his team to win. What makes Mahomes stand out is something that other players only wish they had. That’s why the Chief quarterback is the best in Madden 24.