Myles Garrett Makes Cleveland Browns History by Achieving Momentous Feat

Published 12/17/2021, 4:28 AM EST


Myles Garrett, the star defensive end of the Cleveland Browns, has been a slayer on the field, posing a challenge for everyone who lines up against him. Garrett is a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks, and he never forgets to have his share of fun by digging up ‘quarterback graves’ both on and off the field.

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Garrett has established himself as one of the top defensive players in the NFL, and now he can add another accolade to his resume. Since he is the only Browns player to receive a 99 rating in Madden in the three decades, the game has been a part of video game and NFL culture.

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Garrett, who began the season as the highest-rated defensive end in the game, had his status change this week. Garrett’s rise in the NFL and Madden has been comparable, with him starting as the 83rd overall pick as a rookie in Madden 18. In Madden 19, he was upgraded to an 88, a 91 in Madden 20, and a 93 to begin last season’s game.

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Myles Garrett becomes a 99 rated player in Madden NFL

Of course, his performance has matched that, with double-digit sacks in each of the last four seasons, including a career-high 15 sacks in 13 games this season, with four games remaining. Although the Browns have come close to such an astonishing feat in the past when left tackle Joe Thomas peaked at 98 overall. However, he never made the 99 rating mark.

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Garrett joins the 99 Club in Madden to accompany Rams Aaron Donald as the only defensive linemen to score that high in this year’s game. Furthermore, due to the current revise in his ratings, Garrett will be starting Madden 23 as a member of the 99 Club.

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Although there is no assurance that it will happen, but if Garrett continues delivering the way he has been throughout the season, he may have a good shot. If it does, then Garrett will be the first defensive end/outside linebacker to start the season at marked 99 since Chicago Bears LB Khalil Mack in Madden 20.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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