As we inch ever closer to Madden 18‘s launch, it’s time to step away from the top players at their respective positions (see the best wide receivers, quarterbacks, running backs and tight ends here), to recognize the elite few who have made it into Madden’s honorable “Club 99.” These players have a 99 overall rating and will put just about any team into a winning position.
So without further ado, here are the three players in Madden 18 that have the best ratings in the game.
1. Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has a 99 overall rating with a ridiculous set of specific skills: he has a 91 Power Move rating, a 97 Finesse Move rating of 97, he has a 95 Block Shedding rating, and to top it off and make digital QBs sweat, his Pursuit is rated at a ridiculous 98.
Here are his base stats:
2. Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald is the second player with a perfect 99 overall rating. Like Von Miller, he’s a living nightmare for opposing QBs, and can disrupt offensive lines completely on his own accord. He’s the fastest DE in the top five (and possibly all of Madden 18 but we haven’t been able to confirm that) and boasts 91 Block Shedding and a 96 Power Move rating, which means he’s just throwing dudes around at the line of scrimmage. Kind of like real life.
Look at that 90 Acceleration rating and 94 Strength. Dude’s a beast.
3. He’s now 40-years-old, coming off his second-best statistical season in his career, and he has a perfect rating. Did you expect anything less than that for the Madden 18 cover star? Everyone’s waiting for the inevitable fall of Tom Brady, but for now, he’s the best in the game. His 99 overall comes from a vast collection of skills leading Brady to have excellent accuracy for the short pass and the deep ball, with his only downside being his mediocre physical stats, which you can see below. That 99 Awareness though.
The only downside about Brady is his age, and that’s what makes Donald such a must-have if you’re starting a new Franchise. Donald is only 26 years old. Miller is 28, so he’s enticing as well, but getting a 99 overall to be the anchor of your defense in arguably the second most important position in the NFL would do a young franchise well. One thing to note — JJ Watt is a 98 overall.