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Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes joins Madden 99 Club

By Sports Desk July 13, 2020

First Patrick Mahomes got paid, now he is a member of the “99 Club.” 

A week after signing a record 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs worth $503 million and $477 million in guaranteed mechanisms, EA Sports announced on Monday that Mahomes would have a 99 rating in the Madden NFL 21 video game. 

The 99 rating is the top rating a player can have in the game, and those with a perfect score are part of the “99 Club."

Mahomes was notified of the rating over the weekend by team-mate Travis Kelce in a video posted to Twitter by EA Sports.

In the video, the Chiefs tight end presents Mahomes with a package that contained a gold chain with a No. 99 emblem and a “99 Club” membership card. 

"I want to give a shoutout to EA Sports," Mahomes said in the video. "It's amazing feeling.

"When you grow up as a kid and you see those guys get that 99 rating it's a special thing, and to be able to get that 99 rating that's something I’ll forever have. It's a truly special moment."

Despite throwing 50 touchdowns passes in 2018 and earning NFL MVP honours, the 24-year-old Mahomes did not start last season with a 99 rating. 

His rating, however, did improve to a 99 as the season progressed and was capped with Mahomes leading the Chiefs to their first NFL championship in 50 years with a 31-20 come-from-behind victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. 

 

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