CHARLOTTE – Christian McCaffrey won't need to wait for the Madden adjusters this year.
He's already a Madden 99.
For the second-straight season, McCaffrey has a Madden rating of 99, the highest overall grade a player can have in the game.
Last year, it took McCaffrey 10 games to rise to a 99 after adjusters continually boosted his rating during the first part of the season. At 23, he became the youngest player and one of just six running backs ever to earn a 99 rating.
McCaffrey has the second-most receptions (303) of any player through his first three NFL seasons and in 2019 became just the third player in league history with 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in a single season.
Last year, McCaffrey was an AP All-Pro First Team selection at both the running back and flex positions, and he won the NFL's Fantasy Player of the Year award.
A first-round pick in 2017, McCaffrey has already set a number of franchise records as he signs a contract extension through 2025 with the Panthers.