Top 10 Carolina Panthers In Madden 21

By , Sports Radio WFNZ
It's always a fun time when the new Madden ratings are unveiled. 

During an offseason that has been non-existent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Madden 21 ratings take on even more meaning as fans look forward to the possibility of football returning. 

The Carolina Panthers underwent a lot of change this offseason but still have their franchise running back, Christian McCaffrey, rated as one of just five players in the league with a 99, the highest possible rating in the game. 

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— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) July 14, 2020

McCaffrey was boosted up to a 99 rating near the end of last season in the game and it was revealed on Tuesday morning that he will begin in that club again this year. 

The other 99 players in Madden 21 are quarterback Patrick Mahomes, cornerback Stephon Gilmore, wide receiver Michael Thomas and defensive end Aaron Donald. 

While not all the ratings have been released, here is a look at the top 10 Panthers based off their Madden 2021 ratings according to Madden-School:

RB, Christian McCaffery – 99DT, Kawann Short – 87WR, D.J. Moore – 85WR, Robby Anderson – 84CB, Donte Jackson – 82C, Matt Paradis – 81WR, Curtis Samuel – 80OT, Taylor Moton – 80PK, Graham Gano – 79S, Tre Boston – 79

Short is the sixth-highest rated defensive tackle in the game. 

Jackson has a 96-speed rating, the highest of all cornerbacks in the game. 

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— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) July 16, 2020

According to The Riot Report's Antwan Staley, new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will begin the season with a 75 rating. In comparison, Cam Newton is rated 78 with the New England Patriots. 

Second-year defensive end Brian Burns will have a 79 and linebacker Shaq Thompson will have a 76 rating. 

First-round rookie defensive tackle Derrick Brown will start his career with a 78 rating with a superstar development trait.

Other Carolina rookies, Yetur Gross-Matos checks in with a 74, and Jeremy Chinn with a 70. Cornerbacks Troy Pride Jr. and Stantley Oliver-Thomas have a 67 and 61, respectively.  

The Roaring Riot also added that the Panthers will have a 78 overall team rating on the game. 

The game is scheduled to be released on August 25.