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Russell Wilson joins Madden 99 Club amid MVP-caliber start to season

Russell Wilson is off to a blistering start to the 2020 season, one that makes him an early favorite for the NFL MVP award. While such potential awards and accolades will have to wait, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback has earned a notable honor this week by joining the ranks of the exclusive Madden 99 Club.

The announcement was made Wednesday morning in a dispatch from the official Twitter account of “Madden NFL 21,” in which the Seahawks quarterback’s otherworldly season stats are highlighted, including how he leads the NFL with 19 touchdown passes.

In a subsequent tweet shared by Wilson, he is presented a diamond pendant by Seahawks teammate DK Metcalf in recognition of his newfound notoriety.

Wilson also shared his thoughts on joining the Madden 99 club, writing again in the tweet, “To every kid in the world, WHY NOT YOU!?? Dreams come true!”

Prior to the official release of “Madden NFL 21,” Wilson was only ranked behind Kansas City Chiefs superstar Patrick Mahomes among NFL quarterbacks with a 97 overall rating.

With Wilson joining the “Madden 99 Club, this year’s iteration of the esteemed video game honor includes the Seahawks QB, the aforementioned Mahomes, Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore and New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas.