It’s no secret that NFL players take their EA Sports Madden ratings extremely seriously. Year after year, league members anxiously await their overall ratings for the latest edition of the popular game. Madden NFL 21 is set to release later this year and the top-rated players for the new edition have been revealed.
As far as the players are concerned, the 99 Club is considered to be rather exclusive. Any player who makes the 99 Club is instantly given major respect from colleagues in the league.
Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes was the first player to make this year’s 99 Club. The Super Bowl LIV winner was joined by Carolina Panthers’ running back Christian McCaffrey, Los Angeles Rams’ defensive tackle Aaron Donald and New England Patriots’ cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
However, there is a fresh face who made the highly sought after 99 Club this year, New Orleans Saints’ wide receiver Michael Thomas.
Thomas becomes the newest addition to the Madden NFL 21-99 Club. The 27-year-old has been with the Saints since 2016. He was a class apart in the league last year.
Thomas finished the 2019 season with an NFL record 149 catches for 1725 yards and nine TDs. Due to his displays in the league, Thomas also bagged the AP Offensive Player of the Year Award in February.
In doing so, Thomas became the only other wide receiver to win the award after Jerry Rice, who won it back in 1993.
Thomas has been a dominant force in the NFL since 2016. Along with Drew Brees, he is one of the core members of the Saints’ offense. After four seasons, Thomas averages 87.5 receiving yards per game.
The Ohio State-graduate has caught a record 470 passes since making his NFL debut in 2016 which is the most receptions in the first four years of an NFL player’s career.