Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams is officially the newest member of the “99 Club,” an exclusive group featuring all the virtual players rated 99 overall in the “Madden NFL” video game franchise.
Teammate Aaron Rodgers welcomed Adams into the club with the video above.
“It’s about time,” Rodgers said. “Finally getting the due you deserve, my man.”
“One-seven is officially in the 99 Club,” Adams said.
Adams joins Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, Arizona Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in the “99 Club.”
Adams began the season at 94 overall. He’s been bumped up one point overall five different times and was most recently improved to 98 overall in Week 13.
In just 13 games this season, Adams has 109 catches for 1,328 yards and an NFL-high 17 touchdowns. He caught three more touchdown passes against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
The honor included a “99” necklace.
“I think that necklace is the same color as a jacket you might be wearing here in about a decade or so. I hope you like that color, because it looks good on you,” Rodgers said, referencing Adams’ potential to be a Pro Football Hall of Famer.
Rodgers joined the “99 Club” during the 2018 season.
“I put in a lot of work for this, so I’m glad it’s paid off and I’m glad it’s getting recognized,” Adams said.
The Packers currently have five players rated 90 overall or better: Adams (99), left tackle David Bakhtiari (96), Rodgers (95), cornerback Jaire Alexander (93) and running back Aaron Jones (90).
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