Madden NFL 22 was only just revealed last month and EA hasn’t yet begun with the player ratings reveals. But we know it’s coming eventually, and it’s always fun to predict who we think will be among the best-rated players in the game.
For our predictions, we start with the 99 Club, the prestigious group that’s reserved for the most elite players in the NFL and those only with a rating of 99 overall. When Madden 21 launched, the 99 Club consisted of Aaron Donald, Christian McCaffery, Michael Thomas, Patrick Mahomes and Stephon Gilmore.
But by the time the final Super Bowl ratings had come out, the 99 Club had looked a bit different. Aaron Donald, Patrick Mahomes and Stephen Gilmore remained a perfect 99 and they were joined by Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins and Travis Kelce.
And now we turn our attention to Madden 22. It’s a new year which means new players could be joining the 99 Club at launch.
Patrick Mahomes (QB, Kansas City Chiefs)
This is an absolute no-brainer. The Madden 22 co-cover athlete is undoubtedly the best quarterback in the NFL. He may not be the best pure passer (Aaron Rodgers?) but he’s a dynamic playmaker and the most explosive and exciting quarterback in the league. I mean, can anyone else pull off the no-look throws as well as he can?
In four season in the NFL, three as a starter, Mahomes has compiled a record of 38-8. He’s thrown for over 14,000 yards and has a 114:24 touchdown to interception ratio. He has a career 108.7 quarterback rating.
He’s led the Chiefs to the playoffs in his three years as a starter and the Super Bowl the past two seasons. He’s already won one Super Bowl in 2019 and although Chiefs may have lost to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl Super Bowl LV, Patrick Mahomes was definitely not to blame. In fact, at times it looked like he was the only one trying to win.
Mahomes, who is only 25-years-old, isn’t just the future of the the NFL, he’s the present. He has redefined the quarterback position. And his career is only getting started.