Madden NFL 16 Player Ratings continue with a division-by-division look at team and player ratings. Next up: the AFC South.
The Colts advanced all the way to the AFC Championship last year, and new veteran acquisitions have them thinking Super Bowl.
Madden NFL 16 Ratings continue with a division-by-division look at team and player ratings.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (TEAM 87 OVR)
QB Andrew Luck (94 OVR) has led the Colts further in each of his first three seasons, and could be primed for an MVP caliber year. In addition to WR starters T. Y. Hilton (89 OVR) and newly acquired Andre Johnson (86 OVR), both Donte Moncrief (76 OVR) and Phillip Dorsett (73 OVR) will see playing time. At TE, the Colts will use Dwayne Allen (85 OVR) and Coby Fleener (83 OVR). New arrival HB Frank Gore (83 OVR) joins Luck in the backfield.
The defense also has new starters with LOLB Trent Cole (82 OVR) and LE Kendall Langford (80 OVR). Returning Colt defenders include CB Vontae Davis (95 OVR), ROLB Robert Mathis (87 OVR), and SS Mike Adams (85 OVR).
Ryan Mallett (74 OVR) is expected to start at QB over Brian Hoyer (73 OVR), but there will be a battle. Following the departure of Andre Johnson, big things are expected of DeAndre Hopkins (88 OVR) and fellow starter Cecil Shorts (78 OVR). Arian Foster (91 OVR) returns at HB.
DT Vince Wilfork (91 OVR) joins the defensive line alongside all-world RE J. J. Watt (99 OVR) and LE Jared Crick (77 OVR). ROLB Jadevon Clowney (78 OVR) will start if healthy, along with MLB Brian Cushing (82 OVR) and ROLB Whitney Mercilus (80 OVR).
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (TEAM 73 OVR)
The Jaguars enter year two of the Blake Bortles (74 OVR) era. Rookie T. J. Yeldon (73 OVR) will battle Denard Robinson (74 OVR) for the starting HB job. Expect a lot of two-TE sets featuring new arrival Julius Thomas (89 OVR) and Marcedes Lewis (81 OVR). The Jags have three young WRs with Allen Robinson (79 OVR), Marqise Lee (74 OVR), and Allen Hurns (73 OVR). The offensive line includes two new additions RT Jermey Parnell (84 OVR) and C Stefen Wisniewski (80 OVR).
Exciting rookie RE Dante Fowler (79 OVR) is joined on the defensive line by LE Tyson Alualu (76 OVR), DT Sen’Derrick Marks (87 OVR), and DT Jared Odrick (84 OVR).
TENNESSEE TITANS (TEAM 72 OVR)
You can bet second overall pick Marcus Mariota (78 OVR) will start at QB. Bishop Sankey (75 OVR) is projected to start, but keep an eye on big David Cobb (71 OVR) and new arrival Dexter McCluster (73 OVR). Two TE sets will feature Delanie Walker (87 OVR) and Craig Stevens (78 OVR). Returning WR Kendall Wright (83 OVR) is joined by newly acquired Harry Douglas (79 OVR) and Hakeem Nicks (78 OVR).
ROLB Brian Orakpo (87 OVR) is a new addition for the front seven. CB Jason McCourty (86 OVR) is joined in the secondary by new arrivals SS Da’Norris Searcy (86 OVR) and CB Perrish Cox (79 OVR).