It looks like Patrick Mahomes is ranked 99 overall in some Madden 21 ratings that leaked.
At this point, it needs to be said that the only proof at all is someone’s single screenshot thrown out there on Twitter. From here you’ll have to believe what you will. However, given the timing, the photo, and the numbers involved, it gives us reason to believe that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes just might be the latest member of the “99 Club” in Madden ’21.
First take a look at the evidence and judge for yourselves:
Again, the evidence is limited here. A single screenshot. There’s not even a Madden logo or further proof by making it a video with anyone playing. That said, there are some reasons to also believe this is legitimate.
First of all, Mahomes being a 99 overall makes total sense given that he’s the NFL’s most popular athlete and the highest-paid player. The star quarterback was named regular season MVP in 2018 and took home the Super Bowl version of the trophy in 2019. He also ended a 50-year championship drought for the Chiefs and heads up the NFL’s most exciting offense.
In addition, the other players in the “99 Club” are all solid entries here. It’s rare for any player to earn a 99 in Madden, so the idea that there are only four in the entire league—including L.A. Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald, New England Patriots corner Stephon Gilmore, and Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey—makes sense.
Finally, we’ve already begun to see ratings being leaked for the August release, so it makes sense that we might begin to see others slip out. So far, EA Sports, the maker of the Madden series, has been responsible for the leaks of rookie ratings at both quarterback and wide receiver. However as media members and others are allowed to play the game and review it, it makes sense that screenshots like these will inevitably make their way onto Twitter. It happens every year.
Nothing is official just yet and there’s no release from Madden confirming it at all, but a roster screenshot like this makes sense in many ways. Believe what you will, but it looks as if Patrick Mahomes is set to join the rare “99 Club” with the latest iteration of the Madden franchise.