Christian McCaffrey’s acrobatic and lightning-quick moves have been compared by opponents to those seen on video games, so it should come as no surprise the Carolina Panthers running back now is a member of the exclusive Madden 99 club.
The 23-year-old McCaffrey, on pace to break Chris Johnson’s single-season record for total yards from scrimmage, on Thursday was presented a plaque for becoming the youngest player to obtain the 99 rating.
The only other running backs to achieve that rating were Johnson, Barry Sanders, Marshall Faulk, LaDainian Tomlinson and Adrian Peterson.
McCaffrey, who had a 91 overall rating at the start of the season, has a chance to join some of the legends of the real NFL if he keeps up his current pace. He joined Herschel Walker in last weekend’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons as the only players in NFL history with 2,500-plus yards rushing and 2,000-plus receiving yards in their first three NFL seasons.
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