Jared Allen is one of the best defensive players in the National Football League. Everybody knows this, and now the folks at EA Sports have acknowledged as much.â†µ
The folks at GoMadden.com have gotten their hands on the ratings for players in the upcoming Madden '11, and Jared Allen is one of only six players that are rated as a 99. . .the highest rating available in the game. . .and one of only three defensive players to have earned such a distinction.â†µ
The other players to receive the 99 distinction are CB Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets, MLB Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers, QB Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts, RB Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans, and QB Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints.â†µ
Other Viking highlights from the leaked rosters include QB Brett Favre rated a 92, RB Adrian Peterson sporting a 98 rating, LT Bryant McKinnie sitting at a 90, LG Steve Hutchinson at 97, Kevin Williams also at 97 (and the highest rated DT in the game), LE Ray Edwards at 85, ROLB Chad Greenway as an 88, and K Ryan Longwell rated as a 92.â†µ
From a team as talented as the Minnesota Vikings, this should be expected. . .but it's still nice to see.