Madden NFL 21: Next 99-Rated Players, Top 10 Running Backs Announced

EA Sports continues to announce player ratings for this year's Madden game--see the lists here.

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EA Sports is revealing the Madden NFL 21 player ratings this week through ESPN, and that continued with the announcement of two more of the game's 99-rated player and other details.

Joining Patrick Mahomes in the elusive 99-club is none other than the 24-year-old running back/receiver Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers. Additionally, LA Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald has been confirmed to have a 99 rating, making him the first defensive player to receive the honor this year.

McCaffrey also earned a 99 rating in Madden NFL 20, but it took 10 games for the Madden ratings adjusters to boost his rating to the highest level in the game. This year, he's a 99 out of the gate and will have to perform well on the field to retain that rating.

McCaffrey is also the highest-rated running back overall in Madden NFL 21. The next closest is Derrick Henry (93), followed by Nick Chubb (92), Ezekiel Elliot (92), and Saquon Barkley (91).

In addition to his 99 overall rating, McCaffrey has earned the highest overall "juke" rating, at 96. He's known to be a slippery and shifty runner who is hard to tackle, and this is reflected in his juke rating.

McCaffrey is not the fastest running back in Madden NFL 21, however--he's not even close. McCaffrey doesn't rank inside the top ten for speed; the top honor goes to Raheem Mostert, who has a 95 rating for speed.

For more Madden NFL 21 ratings, here's the list of the top ten quarterbacks in the game.

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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