3 former Minnesota Vikings that are in the Madden 99 club

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Jared Allen – DE (Madden NFL 11)

11 years ago, the Vikings partook in a storied season and made an NFC Championship appearance in New Orleans. The climax to that contest was tragic, but several individual players shined.

Defensively, Jared Allen was a cogent example of that. Allen motored his way to 14.5 sacks in 2009, which was second-best in the NFL to Denver Broncos pass rusher Elvis Dumervil.

To accompany the sacks, Allen added 19 tackles for a loss (second in the NFL), 23 quarterback hits (sixth), and five forced fumbles (third).

Jared was a tyrant in 2009. It did not stop there. Two years after this Madden game’s release, Allen would notch 22 sacks as a lone high point in an otherwise mortifying 2011 Vikings season.

Allen retired after the 2015 season, a year where he split time between the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately for his sake, he came up short in the Super Bowl that season as the Panthers were defeated by the Denver Broncos, 24-10.

The 99-rating was highly fitting for Allen in Madden NFL 11 and he positively deserved it for Madden 13, too.