It’s August and that means it’s time to start uncovering the player ratings for Madden NFL 12.  EA Sports has announced the ratings for the top five Quarterbacks and Tom Brady is the top gun with a 99 rating.  Peyton Manning slips a point from last year to 98, which ties Aaron Rodgers' rating.  Philip Rivers and Drew Brees round out the top five with ratings of 96 each.  Ratings—and the underlying stats—will be updated throughout the year based on the actual NFL player’s performance.  Stay tuned for more rating announcements throughout the month.  Are you ready for some football?  [via Pastapadre]