As part of Madden NFL 21’s ratings reveal week, EA Sports has announced the next player to join the elusive “99 Club,” denoting the highest ranking in the game.
Joining Patrick Mahomes, Christian McCaffrey, and Aaron Donald is the corner back Stephon Gilmore of the New England Patriots. The second defensive player to receive the honor, Gilmore is one of the NFL’s most elite defenders. He won the Defensive Player of the Year award for the 2019 season. He is undoubtedly deserving of the 99 rating.
Gilmore also ranks as the highest-rated CB overall, with Jalen Ramsey (94), Richard Sherman (92), Jaire Alexander (91), and Tre’Davious White (90) rounding out the top five.
EA worked with Gilmore’s wife and daughter to surprise him with the 99 rating. Check out the nice video below to see how it all played out.
Boston-based artist Mags Munroe created a special mural honoring Gilmore’s 99 rating, and you can see it in the video below.
EA Sports has one more 99-rated player to announce, and the reveal is coming on July 17. ESPN released a teaser, and you can try your hardest to guess who it might be.
For more Madden NFL 21 ratings, here’s the list of the top ten quarterbacks in the game. You can also read more about how Madden NFL 21 improves AI and expands the playbooks.
Madden NFL 21 is coming on August 28 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It will also be coming to the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X, with free upgrades for current-gen owners through EA’s Dual Entitlement program. For more details, check out our Madden NFL 21 pre-order guide.
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