Along with the ultimate team, franchise mode is a big fan favorite in Madden 23 as gamers get the opportunity to play with their favorite teams or create completely different ones using the fantasy draft option.
Now, some teams will let the player attempt to build a dynasty by taking over an already elite team and pushing them over the top. So in this article, our goal with these power rankings is to give you an idea of the best teams to take and why. Let’s get straight to it.
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (92)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are an incredibly talented team. They don’t have any glaring positional weaknesses. At the forefront is the G.O.A.T. Tom Brady. Although he’s 45 years old, he is still as dangerous as ever, hitting career highs last season in completions 485, passing yards 5,316, while posting his second-highest single-season touchdown totals of 43.
Aside from Brady, Julio Jones, Mike Evans, Leonard Fournette, and Chris Godwin are all highlights of this dynamic offense that should fair well in Madden’s pass-heavy gameplay. The Buccaneers also decided to sign wide receivers Julio Jones, Russell Gage, and tight end Kyle Rudolph.
Defensively, the Buccaneers added defensive end Akiem Hicks and signed veteran free safety Logan Ryan. Similar to their offensive, their defense is stacked with elite talent and will be fun to dominate with in Madden 23.
2. Buffalo Bills (89)
The Bills have a really well-balanced team on both sides of the ball and certainly deserve this second spot. Josh Allen is one of the best Madden quarterbacks of all time with 89 speed, 92 acceleration, 99 throw power, and good accuracy ratings. There is nothing he can’t do. Josh Allen also gets an 88 O.V.R. card in the ultimate team mode. Allen is the centerpiece of an explosive and exciting offensive that is racking up points, and it’s translating into wins. Get your madden 23 coins ready and bring him into your team!
On the offensive side of the ball, you have Stefon Diggs and Dawson Knox who will both be very dangerous. The Bills also added wide receiver Jamison Crowder, tight end OJ Howard, and drafted Georgia rookie running back James Cook, the younger brother of Dalvin Cook.
Defensively, the Bills received a strong 88 ranking. This was a realistic decision seeing they acquired future Hall of Famer Von Miller and drafted the bright rookie cornerback from Florida in Kaiir Elam to add to an already elite secondary.
3. Los Angeles Rams (88)
The reason players choose the Rams is because they have 2 of the best defensive players at their position in a long time. Aaron Donald wreaks absolute havoc against opposing offenses, and Jalen Ramsey can shut down an entire side of the field.
But 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 certainly aren’t the same exact team they were earlier this year when they hoisted the Vince Lombardy trophy.
However, the Rams did well to patch the holes left behind by some of their former stars, warranting a rating of 85 on Madden 23 as a result. A part of their ability to maintain that grade was due to the Rams signing former Chicago Bears wideout Allen Robinson, who makes for a strong complimentary deep threat alongside Cooper Kupp.
4. Green Bay Packers (88)
Losing Davante Adams over free agency this offseason was a massive blow for the Green Bay Packers. Despite such, the Packers are still a dangerous offense to go up against, especially since they have a balanced attack. With four-time M.V.P. Aaron Rodgers leading the helm on the passing front with Adam Lazard, newly drafted Christian Watson, newly signed Sammy Watkins, and tight end Robert Tonyan, the Packers also have a very strong running game with both Aaron Jones and AJ Dillion.
The real reason the Packers are this high in rankings is their defense. Jaire Alexander is one of the best young cornerbacks in the game and Eric Stokes, with his 95 speed, can easily be developed into another shutdown corner.
Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage are both good Madden safeties while Kenny Clark, Rashaan Gary, Preston Smith, and De’vondre Campbell will cause fear in the front 7.
5. Baltimore Ravens (87)
The Ravens are this high almost exclusively because of Lamar Jackson. 96 speed at quarterback with good throw power and accuracies is just that important in Madden. However, the Ravens still have some really good pieces on their team. Mark Andrews is one of the best tight ends in the game and J.K. Dobbins is still young enough to develop into a solid player.
The Ravens’ defense is still top tier. Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, Marcus Williams, and Kyle Hamilton make up an elite secondary. Calias Campbell, Odafe Oweh, Michael Pierce, and Patrick Queen make up a formidable front 7.
With that said, another biggest reason why the Ravens are even in the Top 5 is because of their special team’s rating, which is the highest in the game (88). And the reason for such is largely due to their kicker, Justin Tucker with a 90 overall rating in Madden 23. He’s been the best kicker in the league for years and from his kick accuracy to leg power, Tucker is as good as it gets.
These are the best teams in Madden NFL 23 to use in franchise mode. Which teams are overrated? Which teams are underrated? Let us know in the comments!