49ers have 4 players with Madden 22 rating over 90

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George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

The 49ers are actually pretty well represented in EA Sports’ Madden 22 ratings with four players who crack the exclusive 90-and-above rating club.

Not too long ago, it would have been a pipe dream to have multiple San Francisco 49ers players listed in the high-profile Madden “90 club.”

Especially for those fans of EA Sports’ notable game who were trying to use the 2015, 2016 or even 2017 versions of the Niners, whose lack of talent relegated them to being a non-favorite among Madden players.

Times have changed, though, and San Francisco now boasts a roster that boasts four high-profile players who grace the 90 club.

Madden 22 ratings are now out, and the 49ers end up being represented here fairly well.

Let’s take a look at who made the cut.

49ers with Madden 22 ratings over 90: TE George Kittle

Madden 22 rating: 96

Not a surprise to anyone, but tight end George Kittle is the Niners’ top-rated Madden player this year with an overall rating of 96, making him the second-highest at his position behind the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, who is part of Madden’s extremely exclusive 99 club.

Despite missing eight games last year with injuries, the Madden raters remain bullish on Kittle’s ability to impact the game, recognizing his all-around abilities as a pass-catching weapon with yards-after-the-catch ability, as well as someone who can change the game at any moment.

Hence him getting a 94 mark in awareness.

Some may view Kittle being ranked behind Kelce as a bit of a snub, but Kelce now owns the single-season record for most receiving yards by a tight end, taking it from Kittle last season, and the fact Kelce has remained mostly healthy over his career probably carries some weight, too.

Still, Kittle is the No. 3 overall player in the NFC West, which says a lot.