Third year in a row
Las Vegas Raiders fans didn’t need any more reasons to believe that Davante Adams is one of the best players and the best wide receiver in the NFL, but Raider Nation will now have more ammunition in their back pockets to defend Adams’ status.
As has become an annual tradition about a month or so before the video game hits shelves, EA Sports is promoting the release of Madden 23 by dropping videos of players finding out they’ll be in this year’s ‘99 Club’. Of course, 99 represents the highest rating a player can receive in the game, and Adams found out he made the cut for the third year in a row via special delivery from another legendary Raiders wideout, Jerry Rice.
— Madden NFL 23 (@EAMaddenNFL) July 18, 2022
It had to be a monumental moment for Adams, who grew up in the Bay Area, to have one of his childhood idols and the best receiver in NFL history present this honor to him.
Adams also edged out Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (98 overall) for the highest rating at the position, and he is only the second player behind San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams to join this year’s 99 Club, so far.
The full breakdown of Las Vegas’ wide receivers’ and tight ends’ ratings can be seen below:
- Adams, 99
- Darren Waller, 91
- Hunter Renfrow, 85
- Keelan Cole, 77
- Demarcus Robinson, 76
- Foster Moreau, 73
- Mack Hollins, 70
- Tyron Johnson, 70
- Jacob Hollister, 68
- Dillon Stoner, 64
In other Raiders links:
- Raiders/Patriots join practices: the NFL announced that Las Vegas and New England will practice together on August 23rd before their preseason game on the 26th.
- Maxx Crosby makes PFF’s Top 50: the site’s annual release of the 50 best players heading into the NFL season slipped the Raiders’ pass rusher in at No. 50.
- Kenyan Drake interview: find out what the running back has been up to in the offseason and when he plans to return to the field from a broken ankle.
- Rookies report to camp: the season is getting closer and closer!