J.J. Watt is the Pecos Bill of professional football — except he’s real and terrifying and could eat the fictional Pecos Bill with a side of gluten-free toast for brunch. In fact, it would appear that J.J. Watt’s fictional equivalent could feasibly lasso a twister and ride it into submission because EA Sports ratings czar Donny Moore has a rendered a virtual Watt to be nearly unstoppable. He is faster, stronger and presumably fortified with adamantium. He is a terminator. He should be a boss character. He is Goro.
The two-time Defensive Player of the Year boasts a game-best 99 Power Move rating, as well as 98 Pursuit, 97 Strength, 97 Tackle and 97 Block Shedding. As if that wasn’t enough, his three touchdown receptions in 2014 earned him a 78 Catch rating as well.
Forget the other stuff — a 78 Catch rating is insane for a defensive end (it’s even crazier to think that he probably deserves it). For measure, that’s equal to or better than the Catch rating of the following players from last year’s game:
The 50 highest rated players in Madden 16, below.