Madden 24 is scheduled to be released on August 15, 2023. But this week, the initial Madden 99 Club members are announced.
With Madden NFL 24 less than a month away from being released, EA Sports will be releasing the ratings of the top players at each position throughout the week.
Here is the order of what positions will be released this week (and 99 Club players by day):
- Monday: Wide receivers and safeties (Justin Jefferson)
- Tuesday: Edge rushers and defensive lineman (Aaron Donald)
- Wednesday: Running backs and offensive lineman (Zack Martin)
- Thursday: Cornerbacks and tight ends (Travis Kelce)
- Friday: Quarterbacks, linebackers, punters, kickers and fullbacks (Patrick Mahomes)
There is never a guarantee on how many players will make it, but for Madden NFL 24, the pre-season Madden 99 Club consisted of 5 total members.
On Monday 7/17, EA announced the Madden ratings for wide receivers and safeties.
And with it, the initial 99 Club member was announced – Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson received the honor, and after his 2023 season, you can’t argue with this selection.
On Tuesday, 7/18, EA announced Aaron Donald as a member of the Madden 99 Club. Donald sets the record for most 99 Club appearances ever (7).
But after a sub-par 2023 season, a lot of Twitter users are calling his selection into question.
Wrote one dude, “Chris Jones better be a 99 OVR too then.”
On Wednesday, 7/19, EA announced Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin as a member. The first guard since 2003 and Larry Allen, also of the Cowboys and COMPLETE BEAST!
Thursday, 7/20, EA announced Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce as a 99 OVR. The coolest TE in NFL history also has the most 99 Club appearances in history.
And on Friday, the 99 OVR announcements ended with the most selection of all: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.
Here are your top 10 pre-season Madden 24 WR Ratings:
Here are your top 10 preseason Madden 24 ratings for safeties:
- Derwin James – Chargers – 95 overall
- Minkah Fitzpatrick – Steelers – 93 overall
- Justin Simmons – Broncos – 92 overall
- Kevin Byard – Titans – 92 overall
- Jessie Bates III – Falcons – 91 overall
- Tyrann Mathieu – Saints – 91 overall
- Budda Baker – Cardinals – 90 overall
- Jordan Poyer – Bills – 90 overall
- Harrison Smith – Vikings – 90 overall
- Micah Hyde – Bills – 89 overall
Here are your top 10 preseason Madden 24 Edge rushers ratings:
|94||Patrick Surtain II||Broncos|
|92||Darius Slay Jr.||Eagles|
- Travis Kelce (99)
- George Kittle (96)
- Mark Andrews (95)
- T.J. Hockenson (90)
- Dallas Goedert (89)
- Kyle Pitts (87)
- Darren Waller (86)
- Pat Freiermuth (85)
- David Njoku (84)
- Evan Engram (84)
Here are your top 10 preseason Madden 24 Quarterbacks ratings:
When is Madden 24 Coming Out?
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History of John Madden Football & Evolution Into “Madden 24” As We Know it
Madden NFL is a popular American football video game series developed by EA Sports. The “Madden” series is named after John Madden, a former American football player, coach, and sports commentator.
The franchise has been a staple in the gaming industry since its inception and has evolved significantly over the years.
The history of the Madden NFL series begins with the release of “John Madden Football” in 1988. The game was developed by EA Sports and designed by Trip Hawkins.
It was initially released for MS-DOS computers and later for other platforms like the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The game quickly gained popularity due to its realistic gameplay and innovative features, such as using real NFL teams and players.
However, the real breakthrough came in 1990 with the release of “John Madden Football ’92” for the Sega Genesis.
This installment introduced several significant improvements, including player injuries, audibles, and the ability to play an entire NFL season. It laid the groundwork for future iterations of the game.
In 1993, the series changed its name to “Madden NFL” with the release of “Madden NFL ’94.” This change was made to reflect the official NFL license that the game acquired, allowing it to use team names, logos, and player likenesses.
Over the years, the Madden NFL series continued to improve and innovate, introducing new features, enhanced graphics, and updated rosters to reflect the latest NFL seasons.
Each year, a new edition of the game is released with the updated teams, players, and various gameplay improvements.
The series has become one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time and has played a significant role in popularizing American football in regions outside of North America.