Last year, Kelce started the season as a 98 overall player in Madden 21. After the middle part of the season, he joined his teammate — quarterback Patrick Mahomes — as a 99 overall player.
A lot of NFL players enjoy hearing about their Madden rating — but some players let it get to them. I feel like that with Kelce starting at a 99, it’s going to take him a bit to drop. Every single week, Kelce’s mindset is to get open for Mahomes.
Still, I truly believe that if it wasn’t for Mahomes being able to extend plays — and then finding Kelce wide open — Kelce would not have all the targets and receptions he does. But Kelce has certainly excelled in route running, blocking and yards after the catch; he’s just an all-around great tight end who is a high-caliber receiver in the NFL. There’s no reason for him not to have a 99 overall Madden rating.
Madden 22 will be released on all platforms on August 20.
Here’s the next question: will Mahomes be joining Kelce as a member of the 99 Club this season? We will find out soon.