Darius Leonard lobbies for Quenton Nelson to be put in the Madden 99 Club
With Madden 23 releasing soon, Indianapolis Colts linebacker, Darius Leonard, would like to see his teammate Quenton Nelson in the 99 Club.
The legendary Madden NFL video game has been around for a long time. One of the most discussed aspects of the video game is player ratings. Although it’s just a game, players and fans take ratings seriously, and the numbers are often representative of how players in the league are viewed.
As a result of the interest in ratings, Madden has leaned into what’s now known as the 99 Club. The highest possible rating on the game is a 99 overall. Receiving a 99 rating means a player is undoubtedly the best at his position and one of the best overall players in the league.
Each year, there are only a few players that make it into the club, and the ones that do, are usually rewarded with a nice supply of gifts. With the rating comes gear, jewelry, cleats, a trophy, and whatever else is included in the gift box for a given year.
Recently, San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams was announced as the latest member of the 99 Club and the first-ever offensive linemen to hold that status. While this is a well-deserved honor for the talented Williams, this led some to consider the rating of other talented offensive linemen.
The Indianapolis Colts have the most talented offensive guard in Quenton Nelson and his teammate Darius Leonard took to Twitter to say that Nelson also belongs in the 99 Club.
Should Quenton Nelson be in the 99 Club?
Leonard makes a very great point, Nelson is the best guard in football and has been for the last few years. He dominates at a level that makes the causal fan excited to watch offensive linemen— an impressive feat.
However, the highest rating Nelson has ever had in the game was a 95 overall in last year’s version. It’s unclear what he can do exactly to get an even better rating because he has dominated in the NFL as best as an offensive guard could. Maybe Leonard’s request will drum up the necessary noise for Quenton Nelson to get his invite into the 99 Club.