New England Patriots: Two players get 99 ratings in Madden 19
By Nick Ziegler
As we get closer to the launch of Madden 19, two players from the New England Patriots received grades of a 99.
Coming off a great season in 2017, the New England Patriots will have some of the top players in Madden 19. The very popular football game does it’s best to give ratings to all of the players in the NFL. Sometimes they are dead on, and other times they leave some scratching their heads.
Recently, EA released the Madden 99 elite club. On the list were two members of the Patriots, as they were the only team with two players that had a 99 rating.
The first member of the Patriots to get the 99 rating was quarterback Tom Brady. Coming off an MVP season, seeing Brady get 99 rating is certainly well-deserved. Last season, Brady once again had a great season, and despite being 40-years-old, Brady has shown no signs of slowing down.
In addition to Brady being given a 99, his partner in crime, Rob Gronkowski, also received a rating of a 99. As the best tight end in the NFL, Gronkowski is also very deserving of this high rating. In 2017, Gronkowski was able to total over 1,000 receiving yards, as he bounced back very well from an injury-plagued 2016 season.
For the Patriots, having two players with a 99 rating in Madden is a good indication of the elite talent that they have on offense still. While they did suffer some losses to the offense, they still have the best quarterback and tight end in the NFL.
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In addition to Brady and Gronkowski being rated as a 99, Aaron Rodgers, Antonio Brown, Aaron Donald, Luke Kuechly, and Von Miller were also in the 99 club. With Madden 19 coming out soon, fans of the Patriots should have a very good time on offense playing with two 99s in Brady and Gronk.