Madden 99 Club: Chiefs’ Travis Kelce earns record-breaking nomination for TEs

Soccer fans, it’s that time of year again! Madden NFL 24 is set to arrive next month, but before that, the game’s iconic 99 Club has been revealed.

The 99 Club represents the highest video game honor known to man – and the highest honor bestowed by the game – indicating that there are virtually no loopholes in a player’s position.

Wide receiver was the first position to reveal his 99 rating, followed by defensive linemen, offensive linemen and tight ends. Last but not least, the quarterback position will be revealed on Friday. Cornerback, running back and edge rusher were among the positions that did not have a player with an overall rating of 99.

He said, who made the cut?

Let’s take a look at this year’s Madden 99 Club members.

travis kelesBut, Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs tight end is once again the 99th overall player to receive the honorary title for the fourth time in his career – the most ever for a tight end.

Not only has Kelce been the best tight end in the league for many years, but he has also made his way to being considered the best tight end in NFL history. Last season, he had 110 receptions for 1,338 yards and 12 touchdowns. He added 27 receptions for 257 yards and three touchdowns in three games in the playoffs, helping the Chiefs win another Super Bowl.

The 33-year-old finished the 2023-24 season with the fourth-most receiving yards for a tight end and the sixth-most receiving touchdowns for a tight end.

Jack MartinYes, dallas cowboys

The Cowboys star is the first guard to earn a 99 overall rating since Dallas veteran and Hall of Famer Larry Allen earned the honor in 2003. Martin has been one of the NFL’s top guards since entering the league in 2014. He was a Pro Bowler in eight of his nine seasons and was named first-team All-Pro six times, including four in the last five years.

In a video announcing Martin’s overall 99 status, several NFL stars praised him. Martin’s teammate Micah Parsons said, “At the top of the game that’s where offensive guards should be.” “So now it’s time for Madden to give him his 99.”

Aaron Donalddt, Los Angeles Rams

No surprise here. The ever-dominant Donald made it to the 99 club for the seventh time in his career and passed Peyton Manning for the all-time record. Donald played a career-low of 11 games last season due to an ankle ailment, but at least he was his usual vocal prowess when he did play.

Donald finished the campaign with 49 combined tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and five sacks. He also had 11 QB hits, two pass deflections, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery to make his eighth consecutive Pro Bowl.

Donald leads the list of defensive tackles in the game, followed by Chris Jones (96 overall rating), Dexter Lawrence II (94), Quinnan Williams (93) and Cameron Hayward (93).

Justin JeffersonWR, minnesota vikings

Jefferson landed on this year’s list after another stellar season with Minnesota, leading the NFL in both receiving yards (1,809) and receptions (128). He also led the league in big plays (plays over 20 yards) with 28.

Jefferson has been a dominant pass catcher since entering the league in 2020, amassing the most receiving yards in NFL history during a player’s first three seasons (4,825) – crushing Randy Moss’ previous total (4,163) by more than 600 yards. The three-time Pro Bowler also holds the record for most yards per game (96.5) and was a first-team All-Pro selection last season.

The current Offensive Player of the Year beat out Tyreek Hill (98 overall), Davante Adams (97), Stefon Diggs (96), Cooper Kupp (96), Jaemar Chase (94), DeAndre Hopkins (93), Terry McLaurin (92), AJ Brown (91) and Amari Cooper (91) for the top honor.

Check back for updates as more players appear!

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