We're inching closer to the release of the latest EA Sports Madden football game, which means new trailers, game features and player ratings will continue to leak ahead of the August 10th release. Speaking of the latter, we've learned that three players have earned the coveted 99 overall rating in Madden 19.

According to Steve Noah of Operation Sports, the highest-rated players in Madden 19 are Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald. Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady round out the Top-5 with ratings of 97. 

Jalen Ramsey, Khalil Mack, Bobby Wagner, JJ Watt and Julio Jones all check in next with 96 ratings, followed by a trio of 95 overall players: Cowboys guard Zach Martin, Saints DE Cameron Jordan and Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. 

You can check out the top-rated players in the game, as well as the highest-rated players on each team, in the posts embedded below.

Madden NFL 19 hits shelves on August 10th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but fans can also pre-order the standard edition now and receive their choice of one Elite Player from their favorite team, as well as five Gold Team Fantasy Packs. 

EA Sports recently revealed that Terrell Owens will appear on the cover of the Hall of Fame Edition in his #81 Dallas Cowboys jersey.

Fans who pre-order the $80 Hall of Fame Edition of Madden NFL 19 receive:

  • 3-day early access to the full game on August 7th
  • All the benefits of the standard edition
  • Two custom uniforms in Madden Ultimate Team
  • One Training Pack
  • Choice of five Elite Hall of Fame Legends, and more

According to IGN, "two notable enhancements that EA Sports is promising for Madden 19 include upgrades to Connected Franchises and improved player animation, like a running back pushing the pile upfront and cutting better against the defense."

“We’ve worked directly with community members on Madden NFL 19 to make a deeper, more immersive football game that gives players what they want - more choice, more control, and key enhancements to fan-favorite modes,” said Carlos Guerrero, Sr. Producer on Madden NFL 19. “Real Player Motion technology combined with all new franchise-building tools like Positional Archetypes and the return of Custom Draft Classes are features that football fans will find fun and engaging. Madden NFL 19 steps up the authentic football experience in so many ways.”

For more info on this year’s game, check out the Madden NFL 19 website.