Aaron Rodgers might be the best quarterback in the league, but it’s also no surprise he didn’t receive a 99 rating in the “Madden NFL 20” video game.
EA Sports announced the 2019 “99 Club” earlier this week, and four players were given the highest possible rating: Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Chicago Bears edge rusher Khalil Mack, and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner. All players deserve a 99 rating.
My only complaint is that Kyler Sackrell wasn’t also part of the “99 Club”.
Rodgers was given a 99 rating in the “Madden NFL 19” video game last year, but after playing below his extremely high expectations, he misses out in this version of the game. Rodgers did protect the ball well with just two interceptions in 2018, but he also had 25 touchdowns, his lowest total when playing a full 16-game season since he became the starting QB in 2008.
But the bar is set high. Even reigning league MVP Patrick Mahomes, who threw 50 touchdown passes last season, didn’t receive a 99 rating. And he’s on the cover of the game.
Ahead of the release of this year’s “Madden NFL 20” video game on August 2, EA Sports continues to announce player ratings for the game. I’m excited to see the Packers’ overall rating, and the ratings given to new signings Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith and Adrian Amos, as well as rookies Rashan Gary and Darnell Savage Jr.
And what about Davante Adams? He must’ve come close to joining the “99 Club”.
If Rodgers can bounce back to his best form in 2019 and win another MVP award, it won’t be long until he’s back to No. 1 in “Madden” for quarterbacks.