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Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Brown, Luke Kuechly Gifted 'Madden 99 Club' Nike Cleats

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 2, 2018

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski answers questions during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Patriots are scheduled to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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One perk of achieving a perfect 99 rating in the Madden video game series is free swag. 

On Monday, EA Sports shared an image of the cleats it gifted to New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly for receiving the highest rating in "Madden NFL 19":

EA SPORTS Madden NFL @EAMaddenNFL

Greatness comes to those who earn it. Welcome to the #99Club @USNikeFootball https://t.co/eeDe4TjFGL

Nike Football @usnikefootball

The Gronk way is the only way. Welcome @RobGronkowski to the @EAMaddenNFL #99Club. https://t.co/GKmltwQI1f

Nike Football @usnikefootball

Boomin' on the field and in the game. Welcome @AB84 to the @EAMaddenNFL #99Club. https://t.co/VJX1gDk0ex

Nike Football @usnikefootball

Keep working. Keep pounding. Welcome @LukeKuechly to the @EAMaddenNFL #99Club. https://t.co/a698ooFnPj

There are seven players who have an overall rating of 99 for this year's edition, including Gronkowski's teammate and reigning NFL MVP Tom Brady. The others are Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Per Owen S. Good of Polygon.com, this year marks the most 99 overall ratings since "Madden NFL 07" also had seven. 

While gamers won't get a pair of specially-made cleats, they can play "Madden NFL 19" when it hits stands Aug. 10.                   

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