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Madden NFL 21 Reveals 99 Club - 5 Players with an Overall 99 Rating, Agree or Disagree?

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Madden NFL 21 Reveals 99 Club - 5 Players with an Overall 99 Rating, Agree or Disagree?

Throughout the week EA has slowly revealed their ’99 Club’ for Madden NFL 21. Leaked ratings showed only 4 players rated at 99, but here is the official list. Let us know if you agree or disagree.

  • Patrick Mahomes
  • Christian McCaffrey
  • Aaron Donald
  • Stephon Gilmore
  • Michael Thomas





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  1. Glad he is a 99 but still don't understand why he doesn't have 99 throw power i mean his arm is stronger then Josh Allen + Mahomes can chuck a ball 80+ yards with just a flick of the wrist & while 97 throw power is still awesome
    He should no doubt have 99 thp &, Allen 98 thp + Mahomes 81 speed is disrespectful he is faster then an 81 i would say he is more 85 to 86 speed but no more then that..
    So I'm glad he's a 99 ovr as he should be for a very long time.. just wish they would make his other attributes realistic to his real life abilities...
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    Chiefsfan881129
    Glad he is a 99 but still don't understand why he doesn't have 99 throw power i mean his arm is stronger then Josh Allen + Mahomes can chuck a ball 80+ yards with just a flick of the wrist & while 97 throw power is still awesome
    He should no doubt have 99 thp &, Allen 98 thp + Mahomes 81 speed is disrespectful he is faster then an 81 i would say he is more 85 to 86 speed but no more then that..
    So I'm glad he's a 99 ovr as he should be for a very long time.. just wish they would make his other attributes realistic to his real life abilities...
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    Come on man, 81 speed is good for a QB. Back at the combine, he ran a 4.80
    Chiefsfan881129
    Glad he is a 99 but still don't understand why he doesn't have 99 throw power i mean his arm is stronger then Josh Allen + Mahomes can chuck a ball 80+ yards with just a flick of the wrist & while 97 throw power is still awesome
    He should no doubt have 99 thp &, Allen 98 thp + Mahomes 81 speed is disrespectful he is faster then an 81 i would say he is more 85 to 86 speed but no more then that..
    So I'm glad he's a 99 ovr as he should be for a very long time.. just wish they would make his other attributes realistic to his real life abilities...
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    Do you really think his arm is that strong? On the level of guys like Favre, Elway, etc? Nah. He has a strong arm, and I think his rating is solid.
    Chiefsfan881129
    Glad he is a 99 but still don't understand why he doesn't have 99 throw power i mean his arm is stronger then Josh Allen + Mahomes can chuck a ball 80+ yards with just a flick of the wrist & while 97 throw power is still awesome
    He should no doubt have 99 thp &, Allen 98 thp + Mahomes 81 speed is disrespectful he is faster then an 81 i would say he is more 85 to 86 speed but no more then that..
    So I'm glad he's a 99 ovr as he should be for a very long time.. just wish they would make his other attributes realistic to his real life abilities...
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    So you're basically saying he's as fast as Jalen Hurts and Tyler Huntley? Hurts ran a 4.54 40...
    Broncos86
    Do you really think his arm is that strong? On the level of guys like Favre, Elway, etc? Nah. He has a strong arm, and I think his rating is solid.
    Yes he has the strongest arm in the NFL by far a ton of NFL of legit experts have said his arm is stronger then Farve,Elway,Marino,Rodgers among others.. this is coming from actual player's exc, coaches scouts & more
    He has thrown the ball before & air distance was well over 70 yards!
    He threw a pass in warm-ups before a game vs Denver From back of 1 endzone to the other so his arm is legit..
    As for the people saying he ran a 4.80 speed while true its game speed that matters & last year on multiple occasions he showed off his ability to scramble & he was way faster then an 81.
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    Chiefsfan881129
    Yes he has the strongest arm in the NFL by far a ton of NFL of legit experts have said his arm is stronger then Farve,Elway,Marino,Rodgers among others.. this is coming from actual player's exc, coaches scouts & more
    He has thrown the ball before & air distance was well over 70 yards!
    He threw a pass in warm-ups before a game vs Denver From back of 1 endzone to the other so his arm is legit..
    As for the people saying he ran a 4.80 speed while true its game speed that matters & last year on multiple occasions he showed off his ability to scramble & he was way faster then an 81.
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    So edit it yourself then, some people care about accurate ratings. I believe 81 is fair for Mahomes.
    Chiefsfan881129
    Glad he is a 99 but still don't understand why he doesn't have 99 throw power i mean his arm is stronger then Josh Allen + Mahomes can chuck a ball 80+ yards with just a flick of the wrist & while 97 throw power is still awesome
    He should no doubt have 99 thp &, Allen 98 thp + Mahomes 81 speed is disrespectful he is faster then an 81 i would say he is more 85 to 86 speed but no more then that..
    So I'm glad he's a 99 ovr as he should be for a very long time.. just wish they would make his other attributes realistic to his real life abilities...
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    So you're literally nitpicking about a 2 point difference? C'mon man! He's a 99 overall and you're complaining that his arm strength is a 97. That just seems a little silly
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    Archie56
    So you're literally nitpicking about a 2 point difference? C'mon man! He's a 99 overall and you're complaining that his arm strength is a 97. That just seems a little silly
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    Even more silly is debating subjectively scored ratings that change frequently and are able to be edited by yourself.
    I get why Madden rates the players the way they do. It's for marketing purposes and acts as a snapshot of the league for that particular year, but man, I'd absolutely love it if the ratings were looked at from an all-time perspective.
    I'd like to see a 99 speed mean the fastest player in NFL history. 99 throw power means the strongest arm in NFL history and it should never be surpassed.
    I know its not as marketable to have a game where your best player is rated 92 and the vast majority of players are 60s and 70s. It would be fun, to me, to go through a franchise, though, and know when I see a 95 rated player that I'm dealing with one of the best players in NFL history and need to watch for him. Instead, we have the ratings that are still too inflated for my taste and the game is oversaturated with good players to the point where they don't feel as special as I'd personally like to see.
    Theres going to be more than 4? Are the ratings going to just inflate back to where they used to be and then we can have another cycle of lowering them for Madden 26?
    canes21
    Theres going to be more than 4? Are the ratings going to just inflate back to where they used to be and then we can have another cycle of lowering them for Madden 26?
    Without any prior "research", yeah I think the ratings seem inflated a bit compared to M20. Too many 90s and 80s across the board, IMHO. Could be wrong though.
    Scott
    It’s 1 point, don’t like it, change it on your own.
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    Why are bothering being in this thread? Obviously some people care about ratings, and there are also people who play online H2H where you cant edit ratings.
    Of course if i want to make Josh McCown a 99 Overall Free Safety in my offline franchise im free to do that but that doesnt mean anything for people that play online.
    So seeing as McCaffery has a 98 carry rating, does that also mean Mack, Barkley, Mixon, and Lindsay are also going to have a 98 rating? They all had 1000+ and 0 fumbles lost last year. If they want to make the ratings mean something, then all those players should have the same carry rating. Should every 89 player have the same ratings? No because McCaffery is also better at many things that Marlon Mack is not, thus McCaffery's ratings should reflect as such.
    brettmickey
    I believe at 7:00 PM EST tonight they will reveal the full rosters and ratings
    Awesome thank you so much for the reply's I'm so looking forward to seeing the ratings for my super bowl champions kansas city chiefs!! #RunItBack!
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    Falconsfan21
    The fact that Thomas got a 99 and not Julio is a disgrace.

    It confirms what i already believe about the people developing this game. They dont know much about football. They are casuals of the game and it reflects in the ratings and gameplay
    darren1024
    Stats dont lie

    This why i called madden devs casuals. Stats dont mean one player is better than the other. Nobody except saint fans are taking michael thomas over julio. Hes not the best receiver in the game man lol.
    Hshaw810
    This why i called madden devs casuals. Stats dont mean one player is better than the other. Nobody except saint fans are taking michael thomas over julio. Hes not the best receiver in the game man lol.

    But...he is better than Julio, per the stats listed. And the stats should be what the devs are going off of. Stats/physical numbers (40 times, bench press, etc) should be the driving force behind most of the ratings given to players each year. If Kenny Golladay had fewer drops and a higher catching percentage than say OBJ last year, then this year he should have earned a higher CTH rating than OBJ. That's how it should work (at least IMO). Unfortunately (again, IMO), EA Tiburon and a lot of other people seem to think that name recognition matters more.
    J.hunt1376
    But...he is better than Julio, per the stats listed. And the stats should be what the devs are going off of. Stats/physical numbers (40 times, bench press, etc) should be the driving force behind most of the ratings given to players each year. If Kenny Golladay had fewer drops and a higher catching percentage than say OBJ last year, then this year he should have earned a higher CTH rating than OBJ. That's how it should work (at least IMO). Unfortunately (again, IMO), EA Tiburon and a lot of other people seem to think that name recognition matters more.

    Again stats dont make u the better player. Ill take it to basketball since i just saw a glaring stat on twitter. Anthony davis leads the lakers in damn near every major statistic. Would u rank him over lebron james rn? Just going by stats is the lazy way to judge players IMO. Theres other factors involved in players numbers. Julio played on a bad football team
    Edit: the nfl execs,players and coaches recently voted julio the best receiver in the game
    Hshaw810
    Again stats dont make u the better player. Ill take it to basketball since i just saw a glaring stat on twitter. Anthony davis leads the lakers in damn near every major statistic. Would u rank him over lebron james rn? Just going by stats is the lazy way to judge players IMO. Theres other factors involved in players numbers. Julio played on a bad football team

    But even if he played on a bad football team, shouldn't his catching percentage be higher? I understand he can't throw the ball to himself, but shouldn't he have been able to catch the ones that were thrown to him? A great player is going to make the most out of every catch that gets thrown to him.
    The guys that do the ratings study massive amounts of film and advanced metrics (many that WE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO) to assign ratings.
    Now, let's get two things straight:
    1. Stats DO lie. Anyone referencing strictly stats to justify a ratings argument has zero understanding of sports and sports gaming.
    2. Even with metrics, test results, etc. There is STILL some degree of gut feeling that is likely going to go into the ratings (i.e. just how well do the assigned skills translate in-game).
    There's nothing wrong with disagreeing, but be better prepared to making "your case" than just putting your 'fanboy' gear on and citing basic stats that are as much a function of team performance as they are individual performance.
    And to those of you directly attacking the devs...go away, please!
    J.hunt1376
    But even if he played on a bad football team, shouldn't his catching percentage be higher? I understand he can't throw the ball to himself, but shouldn't he have been able to catch the ones that were thrown to him? A great player is going to make the most out of every catch that gets thrown to him.

    Thats not necessarily true. Who passes were more on target? Schemes matter as well. Michael thomas is elite dont get me wrong but nfl guys would not rank him the best in the game. Sidenote just seen that they rated gronk a 95 too. Im a gronk fan but he wasnt “gronk” the last time we saw him and he retired for a year. He better than ertz rn? Smh

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