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After months of anticipation, the ratings are finally in. EA Sports released the list of the 100 highest-rated players in College Football 25 on Wednesday, and now we finally know who the No. 1 quarterback is in the highly anticipated game. You've probably heard of him.

While these ratings are subject to change and will be updated throughout the 2024 season, it's still interesting to see how EA has evaluated and graded the group of returning quarterbacks across the country ahead of the release of the first college football video game in more than a decade.

Eight quarterbacks were featured in the initial top 100, and none of them had an overall rating above 93. That's a slight departure from NCAA Football 14, which featured 17 quarterbacks with an overall rating of 90 or better, led by Texas A&M's reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (97) and Alabama's AJ McCarron (97).

CFB25's top-rated quarterbacks

player School Overall ranking Overall rating

Shedeur Sanders

17

93

Carson Beck

18

93

Quinn Ewers

27

92

Dillon Gabriel

30

92

Jalen Milroe

71

90

Jaxson Dart

73

90

Jalon Daniels

79

90

Kaidon Salter

90

90

Here's a quick breakdown of who the top-rated QBs will be in CFB 25 when the game releases on July 19.

Evaluation: 93 total

There is no bigger star player in the sport than Sanders, and his Buffaloes are guaranteed to be one of the most heavily used teams in the game. Coach Prime's son made a big impression in his first season at the FBS level, with 3,230 passing yards, 31 touchdowns and three interceptions while playing under tremendous pressure. He gets to throw to two-way superstar Travis Hunter, the highest-rated wide receiver in the game, and he even got his “Show The Ice” celebration in the game.

2. Carson Beck, Georgia

Evaluation: 93 total

After throwing for 3,941 yards with 28 total touchdowns and six interceptions in his first season as a starter and ranking 2nd in the SEC in total offense, Beck decided to stay in school and pursue another national championship ring. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior waited until his fourth year in the program to become QB1, a rarity in this era of college football, and has a chance to become a first-round pick with another strong season. Beck is also currently the current preseason favorite for the Heisman Trophy, according to BetMGM odds. Five of his teammates are among the game's top 100 players, including offensive linemen Tate Ratledge (95th overall) and Dylan Fairchild (91) and tight end Oscar Delp (90).

3. Quinn Ewers, Texas

Evaluation: 92 total

Ewers, one of three players on the cover of CFB25, is back for his third season as the Longhorns' starter and is fresh off his breakout sophomore season, where he threw for 3,479 yards with 27 total touchdowns and six interceptions, leading his team to a Big 12 title and a College Football Playoff semifinal appearance. We got to see Ewers in action in gameplay video against Michigan on Monday, and saw him earn a 90 rating for his ability to throw under pressure and a fairly generous 81 speed rating, along with the “Field General” ability, which helps pick up cues from the defense before the snap. He also has a left tackle in Kelvin Banks Jr. who is one of the best players in the game with a 94 overall rating.

Evaluation: 92 total

The 49-game starter has put together an impressive career during his time at UCF and Oklahoma, and is already in the top 10 in NCAA history in passing yards (14,865) and total touchdowns (152). Now he'll look to pursue a national title with Oregon. The Ducks are sure to be one of the most popular teams in CFB25, with their unlimited jersey options and loaded roster that includes four other top-100 players, including wideouts Tez Johnson (91 overall) and Evan Stewart (90).

Evaluation: 90 total

Milroe is sure to be a favorite of gamers as one of the fastest QBs in the country, with his 91 speed rating and 93 acceleration. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound junior rushed for 818 yards (no sacks) and 12 touchdowns in his first season as Alabama's starter and threw for 2,834 yards and 23 more scores while leading the Tide to an upset victory over Georgia in the SEC title game and a trip to the Rose Bowl. His arm and ability to fight through will make him an incredibly fun player to watch, and he plays behind a strong offensive line that includes Parker Brailsford (92 overall), Tyler Booker (91) and Jaeden Roberts (91), all of whom are ranked among the game's top 100 players.

Evaluation: 90 total

The former USC transfer is entering his third year as the Rebels' starter and has significantly improved his game in 2023. He threw for 3,364 yards and scored 31 TDs with just five interceptions for an Ole Miss team that won 11 games and the Peach Bowl. The combination of Dart, his many playmakers (Tre Harris, Juice Wells, Caden Prieskorn) and Lane Kiffin's playbook should make this game a lot of fun for the Rebels.

Evaluation: 90 total

When healthy, Daniels is one of the most electrifying playmakers in college football. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior helped Lance Leipold engineer a remarkable turnaround in Lawrence and has turned the Jayhawks into a 2024 Big 12 contender. Daniels only managed to play in three games last season before suffering a season-ending back injury, but he's back and hoping to be better than ever. Kansas will be a secretly fun offense to play with Daniels' running ability (88 speed, 90 acceleration) combined with an elite running back in Devin Neal (92 overall) and a ton of experienced returning starters.

Evaluation: 90 total

Players looking to go deep into the College Football Playoffs with a Group of 5 program will have a lot of fun with Salter. The reigning Conference USA MVP is one of the best dual-threat playmakers in the sport, racking up 2,876 passing yards, along with 1,089 rushing yards and 44 touchdowns to take the Flames to the 2023 Fiesta Bowl. Salter's running talent (87 speed, 92 acceleration) is put to great use in Jamey Chadwell's option offense, and Liberty running back Quinton Cooley also made the top 100 with his 90 overall rating.

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