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Russell Wilson joins 99 club on Madden NFL 21

By Sports Desk October 14, 2020

Russell Wilson is on course for an MVP season and the Seattle Seahawks quarterback has received an early reward.

Following an incredible start to the 2020 campaign, Wilson has been boosted to the maximum overall rating of 99 on popular video game Madden NFL 21.

The Seahawks signal-caller was only ranked behind Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs among NFL quarterbacks upon release.

Wilson tweeted a video of him being informed of his updated rating with the caption: "When your boy [D.K. Metcalf] surprises you and let's you know you're in the @EAMaddenNFL #99Club while you're on the phone with Ken Griffey Jr for @dangertalke.

"Dream come true!!! To every kid in the world, WHY NOT YOU!"

Wilson, who has never previously received an MVP vote, has been in phenomenal form with Seattle possessing a 5-0 record this season.

He has thrown for 1,502 yards and a league-leading 19 touchdowns, while he also tops the charts in passer rating with a score of 129.8.

Only Derek Carr (73.1) and Teddy Bridgewater (73) have a better completion percentage than Wilson's 72.8, while he is one of just four quarterbacks averaging over 300 passing yards per game.

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