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Madden NFL 20 Reveals Donald, Wagner, Mack & Hopkins as Overall 99 Rated Players

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Madden NFL 20 Reveals Donald, Wagner, Mack & Hopkins as Overall 99 Rated Players

EA plans to reveal their “99 Club” this week, which would be the overall 99 rated players in Madden NFL 20.

Who do you think they are?

Last year started with the following players, with an overall 99 rating in Madden NFL 19.

  • Tom Brady
  • Aaron Donald
  • Von Miller
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Luke Kuechly
  • Antonio Brown
  • Rob Gronkowski

At the end of the Madden NFL 19 season, only Aaron Donald and Antonio Brown were overall 99 rated players.

As players are revealed, we will update this post.

UPDATE: (7-9) – Aaron Donald (Overall 99)

  • 99 Strength – Best in Madden 20
  • 99 Power Moves – Best in Madden 20
  • 98 Pursuit – Best in Madden 20
  • 97 Block Shedding – Second-best in Madden 20
  • 96 Finesse Moves – Second-best in Madden 20

More details on Aaron Donald, at the official Madden NFL 20 (99 Club) page.

UPDATE: (7-10) Bobby Wagner (Overall 99)

  • 99 Tackle – Best in Madden 20
  • 99 Pursuit – Best in Madden 20
  • 98 Hit Power – Best in Madden 20

More details on Bobby Wagner, at the official Madden NFL 20 (99 Club) page.

UPDATE: (7-11) – Khalil Mack (Overall 99)

  • 97 Power Moves
  • 95 Pursuit
  • 94 Tackle
  • 94 Jumping

More details on Khalil Mack, at the official Madden NFL 20 (99 Club) page.

UPDATE: (7-12) – DeAndre Hopkins (Overall 99)

  • 99 Catching – Best in Madden 20
  • 99 Jumping – Best in Madden 20
  • 99 Spectacular Catch – Best in Madden 20
  • 99 Catch In Traffic – Best in Madden 20
  • 99 Release – Best in Madden 20

More details on DeAndre Hopkins, at the official Madden NFL 20 (99 Club) page.

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  1. KiffinWillWin
    Patrick Mahomes For Sure.
    Hopefully not. With all due respect to him, he's nowhere close yet.
    My bet would be:
    Aaron Donald (probably)
    Deandre Hopkins (unlikely)
    I would hope they would stick to established stars who have performed at a high level multiple years. I would guess, Brady, Von Miller, Mack, Aaron Rodgers.
    I'm against Mahomes and Barkley until they prove it one more year. No doubt both are amazing players but one great year doesn't make you a 99 in my opinion.
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    Hopefully No one-
    No such thing as a 99 in ANY sports game-
    Every great athlete always had 1 or 2 glaring issues-
    Should be capped at 95
    Barkley should not be a 99-
    Hes great but with loss of Beckham teams are going to focus on him, just like David Johnson the year before!
    Some are forgetting that this is a LOT more about marketing than it is about what they should actually be.
    I certainly wouldn't bet against Mahomes.
    I don't disagree you need to prove it more than a year.
    I guess I am projecting Madden 21 LOL. Because I think Barkley despite losing Beckham will be that good. He is simply incredible.
    The whole world knew guys like Sanders, Dickerson, Jamal Lewis etc on run first teams were running the ball. They simply could not stop them. David Johnson is a poor example IMO. Barkley is IMO a far more talented back who runs with grace and violence. That rare combination of power, agility an speed. Not a one year wonder at all. No way.
    He will prove it this season most likely and on Madden 21 become a 95-97 rated player.
    He is that special. I also think Gurley is that special when healthy. He was not right last season. Painfully obvious what happened with him. He played hurt.
    CM Hooe
    I’ll guess: Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, Patrick Mahomes, and DeAndre Hopkins.

    I like this.
    My guess is definitely Donald. One of either Mack or Von Miller (won't do both from same division), Mahomes, and one of Barkley, Hopkins, or AB (because of his marketing value).
    I hope that the 99's are "organic", i.e. marketing doesn't overrule Guru and Swami on who gets a 99. Two guys who all about what the tape shows them having to fudge the numbers because of PR would suck.
    So weak that there are 99's again but EA wouldn't pass up another chance for some marketing. Should be like fifa where two legends are capped at 94 every year.
    My guesses- Brady, Mack, Donald, Antonio Brown
    kehlis
    I like this.
    My guess is definitely Donald. One of either Mack or Von Miller (won't do both from same division), Mahomes, and one of Barkley, Hopkins, or AB (because of his marketing value).

    Khalil Mack Is No Longer In Von Miller's Division.
    kehlis
    Some are forgetting that this is a LOT more about marketing than it is about what they should actually be.
    I certainly wouldn't bet against Mahomes.

    Agreed. And we can edit ratings in CFM, so it's kind of a non-issue for me.
    If I had to guess though, I'd say Donald and Rodgers are 2 of them. Everyone loves Rodgers, though he shouldn't be a 99 in my opinion.
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    Lisac
    Hopefully No one-
    No such thing as a 99 in ANY sports game-
    Every great athlete always had 1 or 2 glaring issues-
    Should be capped at 95
    Barkley should not be a 99-
    Hes great but with loss of Beckham teams are going to focus on him, just like David Johnson the year before!
    This is ideal. Even the best players have things they could improve on. I guess I think that 99 should be reserved for the greatest/best players of all time. Guys who have been top 3 at their position for 7-8 years or more. Madden doesn't really have legends outside of MUT, so I see why they don't rate guys this way.
    I'd bet on Donald - if it was up to me he's the only one who would get it. after him, I'm not so sure. I feel like Barkley and Mahomes are too young to get it. They still have a lot of room to improve. Mack, Watt, and Hopkins are possibilities. my dark horse pick: Fletcher Cox.
    Someone remind me: in Franchise, is it possible to spend a player’s accrued skill points once he reaches 99 OVR in any archetype?
    I want to say the answer was “no” in Madden 19, but I honestly don’t remember. Obviously it’s possible Madden 20 changes this as well; this was not something I ever considered investigating during the beta.
    That’d be my primary gameplay concern about players starting at 99 OVR; not being able to spend skill points with a young player who will accumulate them quickly (such as Patrick Mahomes, if he is indeed a 99 OVR) might be a little weird.
    CM Hooe
    Someone remind me: in Franchise, is it possible to spend a player’s accrued skill points once he reaches 99 OVR in any archetype?
    I want to say the answer was “no” in Madden 19, but I honestly don’t remember. Obviously it’s possible Madden 20 changes this as well; this was not something I ever considered investigating during the beta.
    That’d be my primary gameplay concern about players starting at 99 OVR; not being able to spend skill points with a young player who will accumulate them quickly (such as Patrick Mahomes, if he is indeed a 99 OVR) might be a little weird.

    Yes, you can get all their archetypes up to 99, but you get locked out of upgrading that specific archetype, though sometimes it got weird with not having them show up in the upgrade menu...
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    CM Hooe
    Someone remind me: in Franchise, is it possible to spend a player’s accrued skill points once he reaches 99 OVR in any archetype?
    I want to say the answer was “no” in Madden 19, but I honestly don’t remember. Obviously it’s possible Madden 20 changes this as well; this was not something I ever considered investigating during the beta.
    That’d be my primary gameplay concern about players starting at 99 OVR; not being able to spend skill points with a young player who will accumulate them quickly (such as Patrick Mahomes, if he is indeed a 99 OVR) might be a little weird.

    If you didn't want to invest in improving another archetype other than the the maxed out one, then you would just accumulate the skill points, until the player started to regress and then you could use them to build the previously maxed archetype back up.
    So if Mahomes is one, then he will be a 99 OVR player for the entirety of his Career in Franchise mode since he will be accumulating a ton of skill points and can just be kept at a 99 until he retires. They might do it for marketing reasons, but to say that he doesn't need to develop anymore at his QB type is crazy.
    Sphinx
    I would hope they would stick to established stars who have performed at a high level multiple years. I would guess, Brady, Von Miller, Mack, Aaron Rodgers.
    I'm against Mahomes and Barkley until they prove it one more year. No doubt both are amazing players but one great year doesn't make you a 99 in my opinion.
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    They brought Von Miller down to a 98 like Week 5 when he was leading in sacks at the Time , and out Khalil Mack at 99 who wasn’t out playing Von Statistically , but was out playing him hype wise and doubt Von will be in the 99 club. Once madden lowers ya that’s it.
    I think
    Aaron Donald
    JJ Watt as usual
    Tom Brady
    And prob Pat Mahomes. Not deserving yet but he’s the cover athlete , and the hype is high
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    Lisac
    Hopefully No one-
    No such thing as a 99 in ANY sports game-
    Every great athlete always had 1 or 2 glaring issues-
    Should be capped at 95
    Barkley should not be a 99-
    Hes great but with loss of Beckham teams are going to focus on him, just like David Johnson the year before!

    Curious to know What ya think Aaron Donald’s Glaring issues are....
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    Updated OP, but last year started with the following players with an overall 99 rating in Madden NFL 19.

    • Tom Brady
    • Aaron Donald
    • Von Miller
    • Aaron Rodgers
    • Luke Kuechly
    • Antonio Brown
    • Rob Gronkowski

    At the end of the Madden NFL 19 season, only Aaron Donald and Antonio Brown were overall 99 rated players.
    I would add to my list:
    Luke Kuechly
    Drew Brees
    Patrick Mahomes
    (I am using PFF's top 50 players for my list; the players I listed are their top 7 going into this season. Aaron Rodgers was a 99 to start the season in M19, but was rated 10th on PFF)
    ODogg
    Carson Wentz, Andy Dalton and Christian McCaffrey would be my guess
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    You think Carson Wentz is deserving of a 99? He's a good qb but I don't know if I would count him as an elite qb just yet.
    Sphinx
    You think Carson Wentz is deserving of a 99? He's a good qb but I don't know if I would count him as an elite qb just yet.

    I'm not an Eagles fan but I think he deserves a 99 at this point
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    Sphinx
    You think Carson Wentz is deserving of a 99? He's a good qb but I don't know if I would count him as an elite qb just yet.

    He Threw Andy Dalton Into The 99 Club That's a No No :nono:
    KiffinWillWin
    He Threw Andy Dalton Into The 99 Club That's a No No :nono:

    Yeah, I didn't even notice that. Dalton is lucky to even be on the team still.
    Lisac
    Hopefully No one-
    No such thing as a 99 in ANY sports game-
    Every great athlete always had 1 or 2 glaring issues-
    Should be capped at 95
    Barkley should not be a 99-
    Hes great but with loss of Beckham teams are going to focus on him, just like David Johnson the year before!

    I agree with you sentiment on no 99’s
    But Barkley didn’t slow down at all when Beckham was injured for the last 1/3 of the season.
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    I wish the offensive linemen woud get some love. David DeCastro and Zack Martin immediately come to mind. And perhaps David Bakhtiari, too, though I think his run blocking might drag his OVR down a bit.
    Oh yeah, and Quenton Nelson, too. But he's probably more of Pat Mahomes / Saquon Barkley kind of guy. Crazy good, but still a lot to improve.
    cordismyname
    Mahomes, Kamara, JuJu, and Donald.
    If you are going with Kamara you'd have to include Christian McCaffrey as well. Highly unlikely.
    Neither one is there, yet, same goes for JuJu.
    ODogg
    Definitely going to be Andy Dalton I'm pretty sure..dudes a baller
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    I agree Dalton is a baller. I believe redheads have been discriminated against long enough and we cannot allow this sort of abuse to continue. Dalton is 99 OVR material and we will not accept anything less. Can I get an AMEN!?!
    That last Silhouette looks like Kamara ... I’m just assuming because it looks like hair. I know some may think Deandre Hopkins but he’s so disrespected in terms of grading his talent I’d be shocked if it were him
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    Based on the silhouettes - Mack, Julio, and I really can't pick the last one. Kamara maybe but 99 seems a huge leap for a quality but not ground shaking 2018. Looks like a skill position player, maybe it's not hair but something else.
    I’ll update the OP link later, but here are some additional ratings for Bobby Wagner.
    99 Tackle – Best in Madden 20
    99 Pursuit – Best in Madden 20
    98 Hit Power – Best in Madden 20
    jfsolo
    Wagner being one of the players is good because he seems like a choice that is based off of just football and not marketing.

    I absolutely love it.
    I will gladly eat my words earlier about it being marketing driven.
    DaReal Milticket
    Wagner was a beast in the beta. Hopefully they tune fumbles, because he was causing 1 to 2 fumbles per half on AM.

    For real! I think in 30 hours of time with my beta I had more fumbles than the 200 hours or so I've had in Madden 19!!
    Judging off of the pictures, I think we see Brady tomorrow and possibly Kamara the following day. I don't think Kamara should be up there, but I can't figure out who else that picture looks like.
    ODogg
    For real! I think in 30 hours of time with my beta I had more fumbles than the 200 hours or so I've had in Madden 19!!

    No doubt, lol. I mean it was great because I actually had to scheme around him and he affected my playcalling. But the fumbles were over the top.
    Last two should be Tom Brady and Mack in my opinion. But judging by one of the figures, it looks like Hopkins. Not sure if he'd deserve a 99 though not taking anything away from him.
    Those saying Aarong Rodgers are insane. He doesn't deserve it at all(currently). Injuries effected things last year for sure but he should have to start somewhere in the 90s and earn that 99 this year. Kamara isn't 99 worthy yet either though he could come close.
    Guru lowkey gave it away on Twitter yesterday when some dude was whining about Mack not being one of the 99s and he just said "See you tomorrow"
    Yukon46
    Surprised it wasn’t 2 defense and 2 offensive players
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    Nice to see defensive guys getting some love, though.
    jfsolo
    Guru lowkey gave it away on Twitter yesterday when some dude was whining about Mack not being one of the 99s and he just said "See you tomorrow"

    I saw that tweet too... but still didn’t think that was Mack ! LOL
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    4thQtrStre5S
    the next are two offensive players ?

    Well,
    Just check all of today's posts. Mack was already revealed as the third so I doubt they won't have the fourth be an offensive player.
    This just shows Madden is heading into a great direction. The fact that 3 of the 4, 99 overall rated players are defensive players shows Madden now actually cares about the game. First huge rating scale was big first step and now this.
    I haven't bought Madden since MADDEN 11! Yes it's been close to a decade since I owned a Madden game because I was tired of their lazy behavior towards game play and franchise mode but damn they're really impressing me this year and strongly considering finally buying a Madden game.
    Great job EA!
    kehlis
    Well,
    Just check all of today's posts. Mack was already revealed as the third so I doubt they won't have the fourth be an offensive player.

    Whoops. If it had been a snake it would have bit me. lol
    Kid OS
    Biggums is good and all, but he can't be a 99 while Andy Dalton isn't one. That is blatant disrespect.

    Yeah i agree..Dalton has to be in there
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    MoneyOvaHuds
    Hopkins caught 70% of the passes thrown to him and zero drops

    Facts all day. To the casual fan Hopkins isn't the best WR but to people who study film and look at numbers. Hopkins is the best WR in the game. Do people forget he was putting up numbers with terrible QBs before Watson got there.
    Great job EA. Only four 99s, 3 of them defensive and only offensive one is probably one of the most underrated WR in the game and this has to be history, NO QB RATED 99 OVERALL! EA is actually looking at the film and the numbers.
    Madden 20 is a great first step for game that OS community and hardcore sports gamers finally want!
    Oh man...it is Hopkins, I was still hoping it was Andy Dalton.
    I know the guy had dreads but I was thinking maybe Andy had gotten dreads in the offseason.
    More Nuk ratings.
    99 Catching – Best in Madden 20
    99 Jumping – Best in Madden 20
    99 Spectacular Catch – Best in Madden 20
    99 Catch In Traffic – Best in Madden 20
    99 Release – Best in Madden 20
    Oooof... I was betting on Hopkins to be one of the 99 guys but man some of these skill ratings are too high... Why have a superstar and X-factor abilities when a guy's gonna be unstoppable without them already?
    KiffinWillWin
    Their Rating DeAndre Hopkins Like He's Jerry Rice Or Something They Didn't Even Show Randy Moss That Type Of Love.

    Randy Moss in Madden
    00 - 97
    01 - 95
    02 - 98
    03 - 98
    04- 98
    05 - 98
    06 - 99
    07- 97
    08 - 93
    09 - 99
    10 - 96
    11- 95
    12 - 84
    13 - 84
    Steve_OS
    More Nuk ratings.
    99 Catching – Best in Madden 20
    99 Jumping – Best in Madden 20
    99 Spectacular Catch – Best in Madden 20
    99 Catch In Traffic – Best in Madden 20
    99 Release – Best in Madden 20

    Definitely don't agree with him having the best jumping in the game, everything else seems to make sense though.
    I feel like all those 99's is more about fitting the narrative versus reality. He is good but your telling me no other player in the NFL does any of those things as good as him, or better? Nah, I don't beleive that.
    The whole didn't drop a ball thing took on a life of it's own like the Beckham catch.
    Why does this have to be noted every year, how OVR’s main Functionality in the game is for Depth Chart positioning and Contractual purposes (amount, demands etc...) in CFM, not who’s best in the league.
    Look at their Positional Ratings along with their possible X-Factor/Superstar Abilities as an indicator of their value/importance, best/worst in the league as not all will possess the ability/talent within the position.
    It is good for generating discussions during a dry period leading to release though.
    T4VERTS
    I feel like all those 99's is more about fitting the narrative versus reality. He is good but your telling me no other player in the NFL does any of those things as good as him, or better? Nah, I don't beleive that.
    The whole didn't drop a ball thing took on a life of it's own like the Beckham catch.

    We don’t even know if others have the same rating as him in certain categories, there could be 3-5 players tied for the same rating.
    T4VERTS
    I feel like all those 99's is more about fitting the narrative versus reality. He is good but your telling me no other player in the NFL does any of those things as good as him, or better? Nah, I don't beleive that.
    The whole didn't drop a ball thing took on a life of it's own like the Beckham catch.

    So do we know there aren't others rated as such?
    scitychamps87
    All this ratings conversation is proving to me is that the wait for Madden 20 since the Beta is way too long. I haven't had this itch for Madden (aside from the switch to Frostbite for graphics) since about Madden 13.
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    I think 6 weeks of everyone jonesing for Madden 20 after the Beta(especially those of us who haven't played 19 for many months) is just right. I can't front, I feel like a little kid on like December 11th waiting for Christmas.
    ForUntoOblivionSoar∞
    Mahomes threw 50 touchdowns. 50. There is no way Hopkins should be rated higher than him.

    Amen to that!!
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    I totally did NOT see EA giving DHop 99 love! The man is literally the best wife receiver in the league simply because he’s added 1000+ yards to some of the worst QBs seasonal Stat lines consistently
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    ForUntoOblivionSoar∞
    Mahomes threw 50 touchdowns. 50. There is no way Hopkins should be rated higher than him.

    Mahomes threw 50 TDS in 1 season. Hopkins has caught 1000+ yards for multiple seasons in a row receiving passes from the worst QBs in history. He should definitely be rated higher by tenure and consistency alone
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    AndreSwagassi86
    Mahomes threw 50 TDS in 1 season. Hopkins has caught 1000+ yards for multiple seasons in a row receiving passes from the worst QBs in history. He should definitely be rated higher by tenure and consistency alone
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    This. Exactly.
    AndreSwagassi86
    Mahomes threw 50 TDS in 1 season. Hopkins has caught 1000+ yards for multiple seasons in a row receiving passes from the worst QBs in history. He should definitely be rated higher by tenure and consistency alone
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    Definitely agree with this, I don't know if I would of given Hopkins the 99 but he definitely at least deserves a 97-98 so what's 1 or 2 more overall points. That's crazy though howed juiced most of his actual positional stats are, he's going to be a force. As far as Mahommes while it's incredible what he did last year, we've only seen one year of him. If he continues to put up seasons similar to that he will be a 99 eventually. In Madden 20 my guess is probably around the 94-95 range for overall.
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    Shosum13
    Definitely agree with this, I don't know if I would of given Hopkins the 99 but he definitely at least deserves a 97-98 so what's 1 or 2 more overall points. That's crazy though howed juiced most of his actual positional stats are, he's going to be a force. As far as Mahommes while it's incredible what he did last year, we've only seen one year of him. If he continues to put up seasons similar to that he will be a 99 eventually. In Madden 20 my guess is probably around the 94-95 range for overall.
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    I give the 99 nod to DHop because he’s the Model WR no fuss , the guy plays big and small. Possession and deep threat. And in real life he his very marketable. Could’ve been a justifiable Diva based off the numbers he has put up getting the ball thrown to him by who Savage, Osweiler, hoyer, schaub, to name a few but he just went on the field , went after every ball thrown to him and produced.
    AndreSwagassi86
    Mahomes threw 50 TDS in 1 season. Hopkins has caught 1000+ yards for multiple seasons in a row receiving passes from the worst QBs in history. He should definitely be rated higher by tenure and consistency alone
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    Brady only did it for one season as well. As did Manning. No one else ever has.
    As for Hopkins, I’m not seeing how Watson is a bad quarterback or how being consistently good makes you the best RIGHT NOW. I mean, over the course of his career, Jerry Rice was the best wr in history, but in 2001 he wasn’t even the best wr on the 49ers (Owens was).
    Hopkins has only had one 1000 yard season with horrid qbs throwing most of his passes to him for the entire season (in 2017 he had Watson for seven games, in 2018 Watson the whole year, and his only other 1000 season was with Ryan Fitzpatric and Case Keenum throwing most of the passes, and while they aren’t special they aren’t horrible either).
    I’d still prefer Julio Jones.
    T4VERTS
    I feel like all those 99's is more about fitting the narrative versus reality. He is good but your telling me no other player in the NFL does any of those things as good as him, or better? Nah, I don't beleive that.
    The whole didn't drop a ball thing took on a life of it's own like the Beckham catch.
    As long as jalen shuts him down and lil boys him most of the game then im cool. If he seems unstoppable im callin bs...
    https://youtu.be/oCITaQ-qaW4
    Texans won and d hop had a td and one one hander early but point stands.
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    GoJags904
    As long as jalen shuts him down and lil boys him most of the game then im cool. If he seems unstoppable im callin bs...
    https://youtu.be/oCITaQ-qaW4
    Texans won and d hop had a td and one one hander early but point stands.
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    You sure you posted the right video bro?
    rdy5033
    You sure you posted the right video bro?
    Couldn't find the breakdown i wanted, only the one with targets. He shut him down and dhop got open for a chance at a catch 4 or 5 times max.
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