15. Madden Nfl 13 Best Players of Alltime

John Rizzo

Madden NFL 13 is the latest installment in EA Sports’ popular football video game franchise. Developed by EA Tiburon and released in 2012, Madden NFL 13 offers gamers a realistic simulation of American Football like never before.

With improved mechanics for defensive controls, an intuitive playcalling system, and new physics-based animations that add to the overall realism of playing on the field – this installment promises to be one of the best entries into this long running series yet.

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1. Ray Rice

Running back

Ray Rice Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XLVII)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2009, 2011)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2009, 2011, 2012)
  • First-team All-American (2007)
  • 2× First-team All-Big East (2006, 2007)

Ray Rice is a running back who has played for the Baltimore Ravens since 2008. He was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft and became a Super Bowl champion with the team in 2012.

Rice has been charged with domestic violence twice, first in February 2014 and again in September 2015, after allegedly assaulting his then-girlfriend. On May 23rd, 2016 he was released by the Ravens following an investigation into new evidence relating to his past conduct.

Rice was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Rice quickly established himself as one of the best running backs in the league, winning three Pro Bowls and first-team All-American honors during his six seasons with Baltimore.

In February 2013, Rice was charged with felony assault after allegedly assaulting then-fiancée Janay Palmer inside an Atlantic City casino elevator.

The case went to trial later that year and resulted in a mistrial due to insufficient evidence. In March 2014, Rice signed a two-year contract extension with the Ravens worth $12 million dollars.

On September 8th, n2014 Ray Rice was arrested for domestic violence against his now-wife Janay Palmer at their apartment complex in Atlantic City New Jersey. 

After video footage emerged appearing to show him hitting her several times he was released on bail pending a November 3rd court date where he plead guilty to charges of simple assault and received probation instead of jail time.

Since leaving Baltimore Ray has played for the Seattle Seahawks and most recently been with RB1 (Running Back One) at the Cleveland Browns who were 1st in rushing yards last season .

He have lost key players this offseason including Josh Gordon(suspended), Isaiah Crowell(trade), Terrance West (injured) so it remains uncertain if or when Ray will make an appearance this season.

Also Played For: baltimore ravens, rutgers scarlet knights football

2. LeSean McCoy

Running back

LeSean McCoy Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (LIV, LV)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2013)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (2011, 2013–2017)
  • NFL rushing yards leader (2013)
  • NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2011)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • Big East Offensive Player of the Year (2008)
  • Second-team All-American (2008)
  • 2× First-team All-Big East (2007, 2008)
  • Big East Rookie of the Year (2007)

LeSean McCoy is a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was also named to the first team All-Pro in 2011 and 2013. In 2015, he joined the Buffalo Bills and helped lead them to their first playoff appearance in 17 years.

McCoy signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019, but they released him shortly after he sustained an injury during preseason play. 

He has since been picked up by Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will be looking to help them reach playoffs this year as well. LeSean McCoy was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft.

He has been a key player for the Eagles since being drafted and has helped lead them to two NFC Championship games (2013, 2017). In 2011, he became one of only three players in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards and score 10 or more touchdowns in a single season. 

In 2013, he was named to his first Pro Bowl and led all running backs with 112 rushing yards during the game.

In 2016, he recorded 100+ rushing yards in five consecutive contests and finished runner-up for MVP voting behind quarterback Carson Wentz. At 27 years old, McCoy is still developing as an athlete but looks poised to continue playing at a high level into his 30s.

Also Played For: buffalo bills, madden nfl 18

3. Matt Forte

Running back

Matt Forte Career

  • 2× Pro Bowl (2011, 2013)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2008)
  • 100 greatest Bears of All-Time
  • 2× All-C-USA (2005, 2007)

Matt Forte was a running back for the Chicago Bears from 2008-2015. He recorded over 10,000 rushing yards and 65 touchdowns during his time with the team.

In 2016, he signed with the New York Jets where he played until 2017. After leaving the Jets, Matt Forte joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2018 as they're running back/receiving threat.

Matt Forte was drafted in the third round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. He has since become one of their most important players, playing in 2 Pro Bowls and 100 Greatest Bears of All-Time.

Matt Forte is a powerful running back with the speed and strength to break through tackles. He also has excellent receiving skills which make him dangerous as both a runner and receiver out of the backfield.

Matt Forte is an integral part of the Chicago offense, providing leadership on and off the field along with his outstanding play on the gridiron. His hard work and determination have led him to success at every level he's played, making him one of football's most respected players.

Also Played For: chcago bears, chicago bears

4. Michael Vick

Quarterback

Michael Vick Career

  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2010)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2002, 2004, 2005, 2010)
  • Bert Bell Award (2010)
  • Archie Griffin Award (1999)
  • First-team All-American (1999)
  • Big East Offensive Player of the Year (1999)
  • Big East Rookie of the Year (1999)

Vick was one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history, leading his teams to five division titles and two conference championships. Vick's legal issues caused him to miss a large chunk of his career, but he is now free from prison and ready to restart his football career.

Although many people are skeptical about Vick's return to the NFL, he has earned himself a spot on some team's rosters this season. 

Michael Vick will always be remembered for his time with Atlanta Falcons, where he led the team to its first playoff appearance in over 20 years Michael Vick was a highly successful quarterback in the NFL, winning four Pro Bowls and being named MVP of the 2006 game.

However, his career came to an abrupt end after he was convicted of receiving illegal payments from dogfighting promoters. After serving two years in prison, Vick is now trying his hand at coaching, having been appointed as the head coach of Atlanta Legends in 2019.

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5. Arian Foster

Running back

Arian Foster Career

  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2010, 2012)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2011)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2010–2012, 2014)
  • 2× NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2010, 2012)
  • NFL rushing yards leader (2010)

Arian Foster is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time AP All-Pro. Arian Foster holds the Texan's franchise record for rushing yards in a single season with 2,424 in 2013.

Injuries have hampered his career somewhat, but he's one of the most decorated running backs in NFL history. He was drafted by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and has since played for them (2009–2015), Miami Dolphins (2016), and Pittsburgh Steelers (2017).

Foster retired from professional football after playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2017 season. Arian Foster is a two-time first-team all-pro and a four-time pro bowler. In 2012, he set the NFL record for most rushing touchdowns in a season with 54. 

He was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2008 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Tennessee Volunteers Foster has also been involved in charitable work including raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Also Played For: huston texans

6. Maurice Jones-Drew

Running back

Maurice Jones-Drew Career

  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2010, 2011)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2009)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2009–2011)
  • NFL rushing yards leader (2011)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2006)
  • Unanimous All-American (2005)
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2005)

Maurice Jones-Drew was born in Oakland, California on March 23, 1985. He attended De La Salle High School and played running back for the Bruins. After college, he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2006 where he remained until 2013 when he signed with the Oakland Raiders.

As of 2018, Maurice is a free agent and has not been linked to any teams yet. Maurice Jones-Drew is a professional American football player who played running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the team as the fifth overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Jones-Drew has been named to five consecutive Pro Bowls and was also selected as an All-Pro first-team selection in 2010 and 2011. In 2006, he won unanimous All-American honors from both The Sporting News and College Sports Journal. 

His 8,167 rushing yards are fourth all-time in NFL history, while his 68 career touchdowns rank sixth on that list. He helped lead Jacksonville to two AFC South titles before being traded to Oakland Raiders in 2013 where he finished out his playing career. 

After retiring as a player, Maurice founded MJJ Partners LLC which provides consulting services to businesses within sports industry sectors such as marketing/branding, event management, and ticket sales/marketing initiatives among others.

Also Played For: jacksonville jaguars

7. Jamaal Charles

Running back

Jamaal Charles Career

  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2010, 2013)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2012)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2010, 2012–2014)
  • NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2013)
  • BCS national champion (2005)
  • Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2005)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2007)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2005)

Jamaal Charles is a three-time Pro Bowler and 2008 NFL Draft selection by the Kansas City Chiefs. After playing college football at Texas, Charles was drafted in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

He spent eight years with the Chiefs before signing with Denver Broncos in 2017. Charles rushed for over 10,000 yards and scored 50 touchdowns during his career with both Kansas City and Denver. In 2018, he signed with Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent.

Jamaal Charles is a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time First Team All-Pro. He was the 2005 BCS National Champion as a freshman at Baylor University before being drafted in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Charles has also been named to multiple All-Pro teams and holds several rushing records, including the most yards gained in a career (7,563) and most touchdowns scored (44).

In 2014 he became one of only six players in league history with 3,000 rushing yards and 300 receiving yards in a season when he registered 2,593 total yards for Kansas City en route to his fourth Pro Bowl nomination. 

On January 18th 2017 Jamaal Charles announced his retirement from professional football after 11 seasons of playing professionally.

Also Played For: kansas city chiefs, madden nfl 15

8. Philip Rivers

Quarterback

Philip Rivers Career

  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2013)
  • 8× Pro Bowl (2006, 2009–2011, 2013, 2016–2018)
  • NFL passing yards leader (2010)
  • NFL passing touchdowns co-leader (2008)
  • NFL passer rating leader (2008)
  • NFL completion percentage leader (2013)
  • San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team
  • ACC Athlete of the Year (2004)
  • ACC Player of the Year (2003)
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Year (2003)
  • ACC Rookie of the Year (2000)
  • First-team All-ACC (2003)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2002)
  • NC State Wolfpack Jersey No. 17 retired

Rivers was drafted by the Chargers in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Rivers has spent his entire career with the Chargers, starting all but one game since he joined them in 2004.

Rivers led San Diego to a division championship and an appearance in the playoffs in 2006, before becoming a Super Bowl Champion with Los Angeles in 2017. 

In 2018, Rivers signed a contract extension with the Chargers that will keep him on their roster through 2023.

While never having reached superstar status, Rivers is consistently among the league leaders in passing yards and touchdowns over his 14-year career. 

He holds several franchise records at San Diego, including the most touchdown passes (305), most completions (3,717), and most consecutive games with at least two touchdowns passed (41).

A three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro selection, Philip Rivers is considered one of greatest quarterbacks ever to play professional football Rivers was drafted in the first round (No.

 4 overall) by the San Diego Chargers in 2004 and has been one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history, leading his teams to a total of 47 playoff appearances, including 11 with the Chargers.

Rivers is a three-time Pro Bowl selection (2006–2008), two-time league MVP (2009–2011), and four-time passing yards leader. He holds several franchise records, including the most touchdown passes in a season (55 in 2013). 

On January 8th, 2019, Philip Rivers announced his retirement from professional football after 18 seasons as an NFL quarterback with the Bolts, tying Brett Favre for second all-time behind Peyton Manning on career touchdown passes (.575).

Also Played For: los angeles chargers, madden nfl 20

9. Adrian Peterson

Running back

Adrian Peterson Career

  • NFL Most Valuable Player (2012)
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2012)
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2007)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (2008, 2009, 2012, 2015)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (2007, 2010, 2013)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (2007–2010, 2012, 2013, 2015)
  • 3× NFL rushing yards leader (2008, 2012, 2015)
  • 2× NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2009, 2015)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2007)
  • 50 Greatest Vikings
  • 2× Bert Bell Award (2008, 2012)
  • Art Rooney Award (2019)
  • Unanimous All-American (2004)
  • Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (2004)
  • Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year (2004)
  • 3× first-team All-Big 12 (2004–2006)

Adrian Peterson is a former NFL running back who played for the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Adrian Peterson was drafted in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

He spent seven seasons with them before moving on to join the New Orleans Saints in 2017. Adrian Peterson made his return to football in 2018 with the Washington Redskins where he finished his career after one season. 

Adrian Peterson has been awarded three Super Bowl rings (with two different teams) as well as numerous other awards and accolades during his illustrious career both on and off the field including being named Sports Illustrated’s ‘Sportsman of The Year twice.

Adrian Peterson is a professional American football player who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2007. 

Peterson has won multiple awards and accolades during his successful NFL career, including 4× First-team All-Pro, 3× Second-team All-Pro, 7x Pro Bowl appearances, and 2× Bert Bell Award. 

In 2019 Adrian Peterson was named the Art Rooney Award winner, becoming only the fourth player to win both the Heisman Trophy and an Academy Award (the most prestigious award in the film).

As well as being one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Adrian Peterson is also respected for his philanthropy work - he has raised millions for charity through his partnership with The Mission Continues Foundation.

Also Played For: oklahoma sooners football, minnesota vikings

10. Eli Manning

Quarterback

Eli Manning Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XLII, XLVI)
  • 2× Super Bowl MVP (XLII, XLVI)
  • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2016)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2008, 2011, 2012, 2015)
  • New York Giants Ring of Honor
  • New York Giants No. 10 retired
  • Bart Starr Award (2020)
  • Maxwell Award (2003)
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2003)
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2003)
  • Second-team All-American (2003)
  • First-team All-SEC (2003)
  • Ole Miss Rebels No. 10 retired

Manning is a two-time Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants. Manning has also been named to ten Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro in 2009. In 2004, he became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season.

Manning has donated millions of dollars to charity through his various foundations and initiatives including The Eli Manning Passing Academy which helps underprivileged children develop their skills as quarterbacks. Eli Manning is a two-time Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowler.

He was the Giants' starting quarterback for most of his career, leading them to multiple playoff appearances. In 2004, he became the first player in NFL history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a single season. 

Manning has also set numerous league records during his 17-year career; some of which include the most passing yards and touchdowns in a postseason campaign.

Also Played For: new york giants, ole miss rebels football

11. Darrelle Revis

Cornerback

Darrelle Revis Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XLIX)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (2009–2011, 2014)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (2008–2011, 2013–2015)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2007)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • New York Jets Ring of Honor
  • 2× First-team All-Big East (2005, 2006)

Darrelle Revis is a cornerback who spent his entire career with the New York Jets. He was drafted 14th in 2007 and became one of the most dominant cornerbacks in the NFL.

In 2012, he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and had some great seasons there before signing with the Patriots in 2014. He joined the Jets again for two more years before retiring at the end of the 2016 season.

Darrelle Revis is a cornerback who has spent his entire 10-year career with the New England Patriots. He was drafted in 2009 and quickly became one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. 

In 2014, he helped lead the Patriots to their fifth Super Bowl victory, becoming just the second player ever (after Charles Woodson) to win multiple Super Bowls as a member of one team.

Revis has been named First Team All-Pro seven times and Second Team All-Pro twice. He also won two Pro Bowl MVP Awards (2013, 2015). 

After spending three seasons with the Jets, Revis signed with the Chiefs this offseason and is looking to help them make another run at an NFL Championship title.

Also Played For: new york jets, pittsburgh panthers football

12. Frank Gore

Running back

Frank Gore Career

  • Second-team All-Pro (2006)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (2006, 2009, 2011–2013)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • Art Rooney Award (2016)
  • BCS national champion (2001)
  • ACC Brian Piccolo Award (2004)

One of the most decorated running backs in NFL history, Gore has led the league in rushing yards nine times and is third all-time with 12,071 yards. Gore played college football at Miami (FL) before being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2005.

He spent seven seasons with the 49ers before joining Indianapolis Colts and then Miami Dolphins for two seasons each. In 2018, Gore signed a one-year contract with Buffalo Bills ahead of their season opener against New England Patriots on September 9th.

A five-time Pro Bowler and three-time First Team All-Pro selection, Frank Gore will retire as one of the most successful running backs to ever play professional football Frank Gore is a veteran running back who has played in the NFL for over 15 years. 

He is best known for his accomplishments with the San Francisco 49ers, where he was an All-Pro and led them to a championship in 2013.

Gore also had success with the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, and Indianapolis Colts during his career. He will be playing his final season in 2020 with the New York Jets after spending time with several other teams throughout his career including the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins.

Also Played For: san francisco 49ers, nfc west

13. Patrick Willis

Linebacker

Patrick Willis Career

  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2007)
  • 5× First-team All-Pro (2007, 2009–2012)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2008)
  • 7× Pro Bowl (2007–2013)
  • 2× NFL tackles leader (2007, 2009)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • Butkus Award (pro) (2009)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2007)
  • San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame
  • Butkus Award (college) (2006)
  • Jack Lambert Trophy (2006)
  • SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2006)
  • 2× First-team All-American (2005, 2006)
  • 2× First-team All-SEC (2005, 2006)

Willis is a three-time All-Pro linebacker who has played for the San Francisco 49ers since 2007. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft and became an important part of their defense over that time period.

Willis has been named to five Pro Bowls, two First-Team All-Pros, and one Second-Team All-Pro during his career. In 2014 he announced his retirement from football after 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Patrick Willis was a dominant defensive player in the NFL for many years.

He is a five-time first-team All-Pro and two-time NFL tackles leader. Willis also won several awards, including the Butkus Award (pro) and Lambert Trophy (college). 

He is a member of the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame, as well as the SEC Defensive Player of the Year team from 2006.

Also Played For: university of mississippi

14. Vernon Davis

Tight end

Vernon Davis Career

  • Super Bowl champion (50)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2013)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (2009, 2013)
  • NFL receiving touchdowns co-leader (2009)
  • Consensus All-American (2005)

Vernon Davis is a former tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins. He was drafted in 2006 by the 49ers and played there until 2015.

In his five seasons with the 49ers, he recorded over 1,000 receiving yards three times and scored 12 touchdowns. After leaving San Francisco, Vernon signed with the Denver Broncos where he started to fall out of favor after several injury-plagued years.

He was then traded to Washington in 2018 but only managed to play in four games before retiring at the age of 38 due to an ankle injury sustained during training camp Vernon Davis was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Vernon Davis has played for six different teams during his ten-year career, including five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. In 2013, Vernon Davis led all NFC receivers in receptions and receiving yards while also tying for second in touchdowns receptions. 

After being traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2015, Vernon Davis helped lead Indy to a playoff berth and an appearance in Super Bowl 50 as a member of their team.

In 2019, after playing three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, Vernon Davis signed a one-year deal with the Redskins on March 14th that will keep him with Washington through the 2020 season.

Also Played For: maryland terrapins football

15. Steven Jackson

Los Angeles Rams

Steven Jackson Career

  • High school: Eldorado (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • College: Oregon State
  • NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
  • St. Louis Rams (2004–2012), Atlanta Falcons (2013–2014), New England Patriots (2015)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2006, 2009), 3× Pro Bowl (2006, 2009, 2010)
  • Rushing attempts: 2,764, Rushing yards: 11,438, Rushing touchdowns: 69, Receptions: 461, Receiving yards: 3,683, Receiving touchdowns: 9
  • Rushing attempts: 2,764
  • Rushing yards: 11,438
  • Rushing touchdowns: 69
  • Receptions: 461
  • Receiving yards: 3,683
  • Receiving touchdowns: 9

Jackson is a running back who played for the St. Louis Rams from 2004 to 2012 and then joined the Atlanta Falcons in 2013. 

Jackson was drafted by the Rams in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft and quickly became one of their most important players, amassing over 12,000 rushing yards and 68 touchdowns during his career with them.

After leaving St. Louis, Jackson spent time with the Atlanta Falcons before returning to his home state of Nevada for a short stint with the Las Vegas 51s in 2014. 

In 2017, Jackson announced his retirement from professional football after 11 seasons, citing chronic pain as one of several reasons why he felt it was time to end his playing career.

Alongside Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton II as one of only three players ever inducted into both the College Football Hall Of Fame (2011) and Pro Football Hall Of Fame (2013), Jackson leaves an impressive legacy behind him on both sides of American football's biggest stage.

Also Played For: 2010 nfl, oregon state beavers

Final Words

Madden NFL 13 is the latest installment in EA Sports’ popular football video game franchise. Developed by EA Tiburon, it was released on August 25, 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms.

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John Rizzo

I am a professional rugby player in the Washington DC-Baltimore area. I have been playing rugby for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to play in many different countries. I am also a coach for both youth and adult rugby teams. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing. I am currently working on my MPA from American University and plan to pursue this career path after graduating next year. LinkedIn

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