Details of the Madden NFL 12 roster are starting to be released. In the newest edition of the game, four players have received the honor of the highest rating — 99 overall. The four players to receive the top rating are New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, and Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
This is the one of the first times in recent memory that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has not started off the season with a 99 rating in the game. Players like controversial Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Super Bowl winner Aaron Rodgers ended their Madden 11 campaigns with 99 ratings, but fell short this year.