Madden 25 Demo: Who's Better, Matt Ryan or Tony Romo?

By Will Gellman
Matt Ryan
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With the new Madden 25 set to come out in just over a week, many fans of the franchise are flocking to see the preliminary player ratings. These ratings reflect each player’s abilities.

The higher the number a player has for a specific stat, the better the player performs in that specific area. For example, a 99 speed rating, that being the highest possible number you can have, would indicate that the player in question is among the fastest in the game.

With all of that said, let’s break down both Tony Romo and Matt Ryan and see where they fall. Then you will be able to determine which one is better for you. I will start with Ryan.

Ryan’s speed is clocked in at 63 overall in this year’s game. Given that Ryan is not known for scrambling or throwing on the run, he is not the fastest athlete on the field in the eyes of EA, the Madden developers. As a result, his speed rating in the game obviously suffered. This caused his strength and agility to dip to 63 and 64 respectively, as he is not an elusive quarterback who can break tackles often.

As far as pure passing numbers though, Ryan is very good as a pocket passer, both in real life and the game. His arm isn’t the strongest in the game at 89 overall throwing power, but he makes up for it with throwing accuracy. His accuracy rating is 92 overall which is a decent number considering that Ryan isn’t considered elite by many in the NFL.

As for Romo, he is significantly faster in the game than Ryan with a 73 speed rating. This makes him more agile too. His agility rating in the game is 76 overall. If you watch Romo play in real life, although he doesn’t have blazing speed, he has never been afraid of eluding pressure and scrambling for yardage. This, as you can see, is reflected in his player rating.

As far as passing ability is concerned, Romo throws harder than Ryan with a 90 overall throw-power rating, but he is less accurate. Romo’s pass accuracy rating is 87 overall, less than that of Ryan who has a 92 overall accuracy rating.

So who is better? Well, it all depends on your style in the game. If you like to run and gun, or you are a serial scrambler, then Romo is your guy. If you’re the type of player that likes to sit in the pocket and wait for the open guy, then Ryan is who you want to run with. Either way, you really can’t go wrong with either guy at the quarterback position in this year’s game.

Who would you rather play with in the game, Ryan or Romo? Feel free to comment on the subject in the “comments” section below.


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